Community Events

Learn more about becoming a sponsor of our popular events–Pastorius Park Concerts, Holiday House Tour, Hoops Madness Basketball Tournament and more!
View our sponsorship brochure.

Deck the Door - Holiday Decorating Contest
Let’s Shine as a Community during this holiday season!
The Chestnut Hill Community Association invites residents and businesses of 19118 to enter our “Deck the Door” decorating contest.
Help us spread some light and beauty this holiday season. Everyone enjoys a little competition and what better way than to show off your en­trance all decked out for the holidays. All holidays that fall in December can be used as a theme.
Show off your creativity and get decorating!
Doors will be viewed and voted on by your neighbors and other community members from December 14th – 28th.
First prize will be awarded to both residents and businesses in these categories:
Most Creative
Most Beautiful
Most Fun

All residential entries will also be entered into a drawing regardless of whether you win or not.
Entry to the 2020 contest is now closed, be sure to visit this page again to get your map and list of participants and be sure to vote for your favorites!
 (Entry Deadline is Monday, December 7th, Doors must be decorating and ready for viewing by Monday, December 14th.)
 Contest Rules:


Carve & Cackle Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 6 - October 29, 2020, winners will be announced Friday, October 30th

Submit photos of your Halloween masterpiece to to be entered in a pumpkin carving contest for prizes and bragging rights!
Be sure to share your pumpkin photos on social media, tagging the CHCA or by sharing with the hashtag#CHCACarveandCackle
Pumpkins will be judged by an impartial panel of pumpkin experts!

8 – 12 YEARS OLD
13 – 15 YEARS OLD
Judging Categories – Funniest, Scariest, Most Creative in each age group
Prizes: Gift cards to local stores & restaurants. Winners and their creations will also appear in the November 4th Chestnut Hill Local.
1. The event is FREE to all amateur pumpkin carvers in Chestnut Hill and the surrounding areas.
2. A photo of your carved pumpkin must be submitted as a jpg or png file to and include your name, age, parent's name (if applicable), phone number and email address.
3. Carvers provide their own pumpkins - any shape, size or color is allowed.
4. Only one entry per person
5. Carvers may use props, backdrops, and extra materials but the pumpkin must be carved.
6. NO designs or creations pertaining to Politics.
7. The Chestnut Hill Community Association reserves the right to disqualify pumpkin carvings that it deems offensive and/or inappropriate for a family event. The decision to disqualify a pumpkin from the “virtual” event is at the sole discretion of the Chestnut Hill Community Association. All decisions are final.

Thanks to our community partner:

and media sponsor:


2020 Hoops Madness Basketball Tournament
2018 Hoops Madness Basketball TournamentSpringside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 West Willow Grove Avenue
Saturday, 9am to 1pm, March 21 - CANCELED

Unfortunately, with the unpredictable nature and potential impact of the coronavirus, we have decided to cancel our CHCA Hoops Madness Tournament scheduled for 3/21/20.  Although we are extremely disappointed, we firmly believe that this is a prudent decision. The last thing we want to do is turn our high-energy and FUN kids/family event into a stressful situation. Our loyal Hoops Madness players and fans have helped us foster our culture of healthy competition combined with a keen awareness of how important it is to have FUN playing sports! We are proud of and thankful for this. With your continued support we look forward to making our next Hoops Madness our biggest tournament ever!
If you have already registered for our 3/21/20 event, please anticipate a reimbursement being processed on your credit card in the days ahead. Upon the easing of the coronavirus, we will evaluate if the timing would permit us to reschedule Hoops Madness for this spring or simply dictate that we set our expectations for next March. Either way, we will be in touch ASAP to let you know.
As always, thank you for your continued support.
Committee Chair: Brien Tilley

2020 Great Houses
Tour Registration - St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 Saint Martins Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19118
May 31, 2020 1pm - 5pm - CANCELLED

Presented by Chestnut Hill Conservancy & Chestnut Hill Community Association

Buy your tickets now:     2020 GHT TICKETS

The Great Houses Tour welcomes attendees to explore SEVEN fabulous Chestnut Hill homes, representing many different architectural styles and eras of construction. All of these homes have been adapted for contemporary living while embracing the community’s history and landscape.

Presented annually by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy ( and the Chestnut Hill Community Association (, the Great Houses Tour is designed to celebrate and share the ways that traditional and contemporary design can coexist in this historic and architecturally extraordinary community. The hosts at each house include their architects, designers, and contractors to connect tour goers to a wealth of information.



Holiday House Tour 201726th Annual Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10 am to 4 pm
Get inspiration for your holiday décor as you step inside historic homes that are gloriously decorated for the season. This cherished tradition highlights the area’s rich architecture, and invites attendees to take advantage of discounts at restaurants and shops. Tickets are $45 for CHCA members and $50 for non-members, and include the option of riding the holiday trolley throughout Chestnut Hill.

View our 2018 Christmas Holiday House Tour page

Committee Chair: Andy Kite


2019 Chestnut Hill Community Holiday ParadeChestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade

Saturday, December 16, 2019
Rex Avenue to Southampton Avenue (Market on the Fareway)

We brought back a long-standing Chestnut Hill tradition in 2012 which contributes to our village atmosphere. Families line Germantown Avenue to wave to the marchers in our Annual Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade. We welcome teams, scouts, and musical groups to help us celebrate!
View our 2018 Community Holiday Parage page

Committee Chair: Brien Tilley

Annual Membership Meeting and Community Supper

Held in June
This meeting is our warm welcome for every CHCA member. This event also represents an opportunity for the community association, The LOCAL and the Community Fund to offer their state of the organization addresses.
Details about our 2019 Meeting and Supper:
Please join us for the CHCA Annual Meeting on June 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Venetian Club, 8030 Germantown Ave. The meeting will include a potluck dinner provided by the CHCA board of directors (beverages not included).

The agenda includes presentation of the CHCA awards to community members and annual summery reports on the Chestnut Hill Community Association, the Chestnut Hill Local, and the Chestnut Hill Community Fund.
Dr. William R. Valerio, the Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director and CEO of Woodmere Art Museum will be the Keynote Speaker and will be presenting Woodmere’s plans for an outdoor sculpture garden and other capital improvements.
Tickets for the Annual Meeting and Dinner are free for CHCA members and $10.00 for non-members. Purchase Tickets.
Members should RSVP by emailing Anne McNiff at


2019 Pastorius Park Concerts

Runa, Irish Super Group, Performing at Pastorius Park ConcertsWednesday(s), 7:30 p.m., Each week from Mid-June to last week of July
Pastorius Park is located off of Millman Street and West Hartwell Lane (view map). 

This is the longest running outdoor concert series in Philadelphia and takes place amongst the backdrop of one of Chestnut Hill’s most majestic areas. Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy the music. The concerts are supported by both the Chestnut Hill Community Association and Chestnut Hill Hospital. We are also grateful to our individual concert and concession sponsors.

Pastorius Park is located on Millman Street (

If a show is rained out, it will take place at our new rain venue, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Chapel @ the Inn, 500 West Willow Grove Avenue (

Here is a link to the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Campus maps for chapel location and parking.
We suggest parking along Willow Grove Avenue, the Cherokee Street Bridge, or in the admissions or lower school lot.
View our 2019 Pastorius Park Concerts page

Performers for 2019 included
June 12 -Conjunto Philadelphia, Philadelphia's most exciting Cuban band!
Sponsored by the Market at the Fareway and the Chestnut Hill Hotel
June 19 - The Jack Saint Clair Orchestra, featuring some of the best instrumentalists in Philly!
Sponsored by Atria Lafayette Hill
June 26 - Zydeco a-go-go  let the good times roll!
July 3 - Elegance String Quartet, A stylish contemporary string quartet
XPN Welcomes July 10 - Beppe Gambetta, A master innovator of the acoustic guitar:
July 17 - Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz. Neofunkadelicfolkpoptwangrock:
July 24 - The Gothard Sisters, contemporary Celtic group:
Concert Sponsored by Merrill Lynch-Nottingham, Walsh, Goodman and Associates
Committee Chair: Julie Byrne
Email our office at if you would like to volunteer

2019 Movies Under the Stars

The Water Tower Recreation Center Field, 209 East Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia PA, 19118
Food trucks Arrive at 7:00 pm; Film Starts at 8:00 pm., FREE EVENT
Friday evenings in August; August 2, 9, 16, 23

neighborhood drive in movie theater experience is reinvented and perfect for those lazy summer nights. We show popular films on the lawn of the Water Tower Recreation Center projected from a 28 foot screen. Bring your family, friends, blankets and lawn chairs. CHCA members can visit us at our membership tent to pick up a complimentary treat and a drink. Each week we will start the fun at 7:00 p.m., by having a Philadelphia food truck set up to sell delicious treats, entrees, beverages and sandwiches. Come early and enjoy a picnic before the film begins at 8:00 p.m.

The Water Tower Recreation Center is located at 209 East Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118
If it rains the film will be canceled.

View our 2018 Movie NIght page

Committee Chair: Christopher Padova