Holiday season is a time to relive cherished traditions, and for Chestnut Hill, there is no better tradition than spending a day enjoying the Christmas Holiday House tour. Our annual tour featured five of the area's loveliest historic homes decorated inside and out for the holidays. Attendees had the option of riding our event trolley from stop to stop or visiting at their own pace in this self-guided tour. This event is a major fundraiser for our association and helps us provide services to our community.
Make it a day in Chestnut Hill! Many restaurants offered discounts for Christmas Holiday House Tour attendees, and our event trolleys stopped at each house on the tour, and along Germantown Avenue. Even more reason to love the Christmas Holiday House Tour! Tickets included live musical performances and holiday treats in the homes. Thank you to the musicians and musical groups who performed during the tour-Walking Flukes, Will Gillespie (harp), Rich Rubin, Independence Sinfonia, and the duo, Play it Forward.
Attendees returned to the Woodmere Art Museum when they finished the tour and enjoyed a holiday reception with light refreshments and the exhibit, Merry and Bright.
This year we were thrilled that Watercolor Artist Eddie Flotte generously offered his beautiful painting for the front cover of our program booklet, a snowy scene of Germantown Avenue looking south towards the Chestnut Hill Hotel. You may buy this painting as an open edition print at $55 or as an archive quality Giclee reproduction at $275. He donated 20% of the proceeds to CHCA. (Print is 13 inches high by 10 inches wide). Visit his watercolor gallery in Chestnut Hill, at 8433 rear Germantown Avenue.
Committee Chair: Helen Philips