January 07, 2020
If you haven't been to Chestnut Hill in a while, make plans to visit on Friday, Jan. 31, or Saturday, Feb. 1. That's when Chestnut Hill on Ice is taking place.
It's a festival that transforms the neighborhood into a winter wonderland. There will be ice sculptures, fire pits and an outdoor ice bar.
Ice sculptures will line Germantown Avenue and festival goers can follow a map to find each one. On the walk, there will be warming stations with fire pits, warm beverages and treats to help visitors embrace the winter weather.
Live ice sculpting demonstrations also will take place. Ice sculptor Peter Slavin will transform a block of ice into a beautiful work of art before a live audience on Friday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m.
As for Chestnut Hill Brewing Co.'s ice bar, find it at the Market at the Fareway. The bar carved from blocks of ice will sell beer and wine.
Visitors may want to check out the ice bonfire, too. On Saturday night, starting at 5 p.m., a roaring bonfire encased in a column of ice will wow passersby.
The festival also will include an iceless ice skating rink, yurt village, wine samples from Constellation Brands, Stateside Vodka's mobile bar and chili specials at participating restaurants.
More information can be found on Chestnut Hill's website.
Friday, Jan. 31, from 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1, from noon to 5 p.m.
Free to attend