Chestnut Hill on Ice Returns January 27 and 28!

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photo by D Smoove

Grab your mittens, hat, and scarf and head to Chestnut Hill on Ice on January 27 and 28 for unique ice-themed attractions, including an ice bar, live ice carvings, and an ice  bonfire! Chestnut Hill on Ice is free to attend, with pay-as-you-go activities for all ages. 

The return of Chestnut Hill on Ice features dozens of ice carvings along Germantown Avenue, live  demonstrations, and sculptures from world-renowned ice sculptor Peter Slavin and his team from Ice Sculpture Philly, with additional cold-weather activities. There will be plenty of restaurant and retail  specials providing cozy comforts, including chili, hot drinks, and adult beverages. There will also be live  music and other pop-up activities. The two-day event will take place along Germantown Avenue between Rex Avenue and Willow Grove Avenue on Friday, January 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday,  January 28, from noon to 5 p.m. 

2023 Chestnut Hill on Ice activities include: 

• Ice Sculptures & Live Ice Carving Demonstrations: Masterfully crafted ice sculptures will be displayed along Germantown Avenue on Friday and Saturday. Live ice carving shows by Peter Slavin and his team  will occur at Laurel Hill Gardens (8125 Germantown Avenue) on Friday, January 27, from 6:30 to 7:30  p.m. and Saturday, January 28, from 1 to 3 p.m.  

Ice Sculpture Philly is the world’s first performance ice sculpting company, combining action, adventure,  humor, drama, and audience participation to create an unforgettable experience. 

• Ice Bonfire: Stay warm and cozy as Chestnut Hill on Ice concludes with an impressive eight-foot bonfire encased in a pillar of ice on Saturday, January 28, at 5 p.m., at 150 East Evergreen Avenue. 

• Ice Bar at Market at the Fareway: Chestnut Hill Brewing Company will host an outdoor ice bar carved entirely out of ice blocks in its outdoor beer garden located at 8221 Germantown Avenue, created  exclusively for Chestnut Hill on Ice. Enjoy ice-cold locally-brewed beers, wines, and hot drinks at their outdoor ice bar. 

• Warming Stations: Stations with fire pits will be located along Germantown Avenue, offering attendees the chance to warm up while enjoying warm adult- and children-friendly beverages and snacks.  

• Stateside Vodka will offer bottle sales at their mobile bar at Laurel Hill Gardens (8125 Germantown Avenue) on Friday, January 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, January 28, from noon to 5 p.m.

• Chili Specials: The restaurants in Chestnut Hill’s will be serving up delicious chili, including vegan, vegetarian, and meat options during Chestnut Hill on Ice. Taste one or taste them all while exploring the Hill. Participating restaurants can be found HERE

• Live Music: On Saturday, January 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. (8221 Germantown  Avenue) hosts performers Tom & Sara. 

With a robust calendar of year-round events, and a vibrant retail and restaurant mix, the Chestnut Hill  Business District is home to food, fashion, culture, and fun for the entire family. Easy to get to and get  around, the area is just a short train ride from Center City, Philadelphia, via SEPTA Regional Rail. For more information about Chestnut Hill and the Chestnut Hill on Ice event, visit  Join the conversation on social media with @chestnuthillpa, and be sure to share the love with the hashtag #chestnuthillpa. 

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