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December 07, 2016

Chestnut Hill to host Sugar Plum Saturday with holiday activities

The day begins with a parade

This holiday season, Chestnut Hill will host Sugar Plum Saturday. On Dec. 10, all are invited to Germantown Avenue for a full day of family-friendly activities. To start off the festive daylong event, there will be a neighborhood parade.

Find the full list of activities on Sugar Plum Saturday below.

Holiday Parade

The 2016 holiday parade will feature firetrucks, the Phillie Phanatic, marching bands, school choirs, Santa, antique cars and horses.

9 to 10 a.m. | Free
Beginning at Rex and Germantown avenue
Ending at The Fareway


Create a Pinecone Bird Feeder

This arts & crafts activity will get the entire family involved. Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift once complete.

Noon to 2 p.m. | Free
Villavillekula
8419 Germantown Ave.


Storytime with Mr. Scrooge

Ebenezer Scrooge no longer says "Bah! Humbug!" to Christmas fun. Instead, he's ready to embrace the holidays with festive storytelling.

11 a.m. to noon | Free
Hill Company
8040 Germantown Ave.


Holiday Wagon Rides

Ride through Chestnut Hill to view the shops decorated for the holidays.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Free
Top of the Hill Market
186 E. Evergreen Ave.


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Gingerbread Workshop

Bredenbeck's Bakery will host a gingerbread workshop at two different times during the festival. The fee to join in the holiday treat-making is $45 and includes the 6-inch gingerbread house and candy decorations. The bakery also offers the workshop on various other dates during the holiday season.

10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m. | $45 fee
Bredenbeck's Bakery
8126 Germantown Ave.


Kids Art Workshop

Let your little ones get creative making handmade gifts for their friends and family.

2 to 4 p.m. | Free
PAFA Northwest Pop-Up
8514 Germantown Ave.


Sugar Plum Photo Booth

Snap a photo in the festive photo booth as a keepsake of the day.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Free
8201 Germantown Ave.


Family Gingerbread House-Making

The entire family is invited to join in on gingerbread house-making. Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided. The activity is $25, or $20 for NEST members.

10 a.m. to noon
$20-$25 per person
NEST Chestnut Hill
10 W. Gravers Lane


Saturdays with Santa

Let Santa know what's on your Christmas list this year.

Noon to 3 p.m.
Market at the Fareway
8229 Germantown Ave.


Explorers Club for Kids Ages 4-7

Build one of Chestnut Hill's historic homes out of gingerbread. Small unwrapped toys for kids in need will also be collected at this location.

2 to 4 p.m. | Free
Chestnut Hill Historical Society
8708 Germantown Ave.