Holiday House Tour



Find inspiration for your holiday celebrations while experiencing the rich architectural heritage of Chestnut Hill

Philadelphia’s longest running holiday tour! The 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 features the area’s loveliest historic homes decorated inside and out for the holidays. In recent years the tour included a charming cottage, a stately stone colonial, a three story Italianate Victorian, a second empire twin, and a Norman country house. Attendees have the option of riding our event trolley from stop to stop or visiting at their own pace in this self-guided tour. The tour is popular with both visitors and residents of Chestnut Hill, who come every year to discover a variety of dramatic homes while experiencing our neighborhood’s rich architectural heritage. This event is a major fundraiser for the Chestnut Hill Community Association and helps us provide services to our community throughout the year. 

2019 Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour
Typically held the first Saturday in December
This is an all weather event.


 JOIN the CHCA or RENEW your MEMBERSHIP

Make it a Day in Chestnut Hill!
Our tour includes a trolley ride around historic Chestnut Hill, music, and treats. Many restaurants and shops are offering discounts to tour attendees, and our trolley will bring you right to Germantown Avenue for shopping and strolling. 

A Fundraiser for CHCA
This fundraising event supports the Chestnut Hill Community Association, A non-profit community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and encouraging a sense of community in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. Some of our efforts include supporting neighbors and businesses in development efforts as a Registered Community Organization with the City. Annual community activities include the Pastorius Park Summer Concerts, the Holiday ParadeChestnut Hill Circle of Trees, and Friday Summer Movies Under the Stars.

Become a Sponsor or Advertiser
Holiday House Tour Philadelphia’s longest running holiday tour, with over 800 attendees.
Main Sponsor Level includes
    Thank you with logo included on event postcard mailed to previous event attendees and also inserted into 4,000 Chestnut Hill Local newspapers  •  500 postcards     distributed throughout Chestnut Hill in shops and restaurants •  Full color, full page ad placed on inside front cover or back cover of professionally printed program     booklet distributed to attendees   •  Logo on Holiday House Tour banner on Jenks Academy for the Arts and Science’s fence for 4 weeks  •  Logo on 100+ Holiday     House Tour posters distributed to stores and  businesses throughout Chestnut Hill and nearby neighborhoods •  Logo on all house signs on the day of event  •  8 tickets     to attend the Holiday House Tour  •  Sponsor logo in print ads in the Chestnut Hill Local  •  Sponsor logo or name in event email blasts sent to 2,400 on CHCA’s email     list with link to sponsor’s website • Social media shout out: thank you to sponsor on our Facebook page and Twitter feed • Website: thank you to sponsors with link on     CHCA’s website homepage
Trolley Sponsor Level includes
    Banner with logo and message on one side of trolley; will be seen throughout Chestnut Hill  •  4 tickets to Holiday House Tour  •  Sponsor logo in print ads in the     Chestnut Hill Local  •  Sponsor Board: thank you with logo on our Holiday House Tour 18 x 24 sign displayed at each registration site on the day of tour  •  Sponsor     logo or name in event email blasts sent to 2,400 on CHCA’s email list with link to sponsor’s website • Social media shout out: thank you to sponsor on our Facebook     page and Twitter feed • Website: thank you to sponsors with link on CHCA’s website homepage
House Sponsor Level includes
    Logo on individual house sign on day of event •  Sponsor logo in print ads in the Chestnut Hill Local •  Sponsor logo in social media, website blasts, and website •     Sponsor  Board: thank you with logo on our Holiday House Tour 18 x 24 sign displayed at each registration site on the day of tour
Program Booklet Advertising
    We are offering full page, half page and business card size ads in our professionally printed 40-page Holiday House Tour booklet at an additional cost.
Print Ads in Holiday House Tour booklet at an additional cost

To discuss or secure any level of sponsorship contact Anne McNiff, CHCA Executive Director 215-248-8811, anne@chestnuthill.org.

2019 Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour

with Special Exhibit of Princess Grace of Monaco’s Memorabilia
Our Tour is the Longest Running Holiday House Tour in Philadelphia


The Holiday season is a time to relive cherished traditions, and for Chestnut Hill, there is no better tradition than spending a day enjoying the Chestnut Hill Holiday House tour. Presented annually by the Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA), this year’s tour takes place on Saturday, December 7th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature five of the neighborhood's homes decorated for the holidays.

Get into the Holiday Spirit with a day spent touring a variety of beautiful homes and find inspiration for your Holiday celebrations, while experiencing the rich architectural heritage of Chestnut Hill. The tour is self-guided and attendees have the option of driving to the homes, or riding one of our special event trolleys.
Tickets are $45 for CHCA members and $50 for non-members; Group Tickets-Buy 9 tickets get the 10th one free ($400 for a group of 10)


To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the birth of Grace Patricia Kelly of Philadelphia, what she meant to Philadelphia and eventually to the world, the Chestnut Hill Community Association will display memorabilia on loan from the East Falls Historical Society of the Grace Kelly Gallery at our hospitality tour stop, located at Chestnut Hill College. 

Princess Grace of Monaco Exhibit at Chestnut Hill College
Chestnut Hill College’s glorious rotunda with its grand piano and the adjoining parlor is a perfect location to view Grace’s Christmas cards from the Palace showing her family over the years. View personal invitations to events at the palace to family members, plus a signed and numbered portrait of Grace dressed in the Order of St. Charles, an honorary title bestowed on her by Prince Rainier as a present for their first Christmas as husband and wife. Attendees will also see framed posters of her eleven movies and dolls dressed as characters in her movies. Of particular interest will be the original programs of Grace’s appearances at East Fall’s Old Academy Players.

Tickets include live musical performances plus sweet treats in the homes and at our hospitality/registration site in St. Joseph Hall located at Chestnut Hill College . 
Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the Woodmere Art Museum holiday exhibitMerry and Bright II: The Christmas Collection of Jeanette Turnbull
and Golden Slippers: Images of the Mummers from Woodmere's Collection. Generous sponsors who are making our Holiday House Tour possible include main sponsor West German BMW, trolley sponsor Chestnut Hill Hospital, and house sponsors, Merrill Lynch- Nottingham, Walsh, Goodman & Associates and Bryn Mawr Trust, and Our media sponsor is the Chestnut Hill Local.


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