Chestnut Hill on Ice is Back with Ice Sculptures, Ice Skating, Bonfires and Plenty of Food & Drinks!
Grab your gloves and scarf and head to Chestnut Hill on Ice! Beat the winter blues and head to Germantown Avenue on January 31 and February 1 for two days of ice-themed attractions, including a pop-up ice skating rink, live ice carving, a designer-built yurt village, and an ice bar. Chestnut Hill on Ice is free to attend, with pay-as-you-go activities for all ages.
Chestnut Hill on Ice elevates the ice level with the return of world-renowned ice sculptor Peter Slavin and Philadelphia’s own Ice Sculpture Philly, combined with cold weather activities, cozy comforts, restaurant/retail specials, and more. The two-day event will take place along Germantown Avenue on Friday, January 31, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, February 1, from noon to 5 p.m.
2020 Chestnut Hill on Ice activities include:
· Iceless Ice Skating Rink: glide across a 1,920-square-foot iceless rink popping-up for one day only in Chestnut Hill. Skates in varying sizes and walkers for non-skaters will be available on-site. After your skating session, warm up at nearby fire pits with food, libations, and a hot chocolate bar. Skating admission is $10 per person. The rink will be located at Chestnut Hill’s Blue Parking Lot at 184 E. Evergreen Ave and will be open Saturday, February 1, from noon to 5 p.m.
· Ice Sculptures & Live Ice Carving Demonstrations: Masterfully crafted ice sculptures will be displayed along Germantown Avenue throughout the event. Live ice carving shows by Peter Slavin and his team will also take place at designated locations. 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. The Ice Carving Demonstration will be located at 8125 Germantown Avenue and will take place Saturday, February 1, from 1 to 3 p.m.
· Yurt Village: Get inspired for winter “glamping” and cozy up at the Yurt Village, located at Laurel Hill Gardens, with tents fitted out with chic furnishings styled by Tallulah & Bird, Tailored Home, and Summer Classics. The Yurt Village will be open Friday and Saturday during regular Chestnut Hill on Ice hours.
· Ice Bonfire: Stay warm and cozy as Chestnut Hill on Ice concludes with an impressive 8-foot bonfire encased in a pillar of ice. The Ice Bonfire will be lit at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 1.
· Ice Bar at Market at the Fareway: Chestnut Hill Brewing Company’s beer garden will become an outdoor ice bar for Chestnut Hill on Ice. Enjoy ice-cold locally brewed beers and wines at their outdoor Ice Bar, carved entirely out of blocks of ice. Ice Bar at the Market at the Fareway will be located at 8221 Germantown Avenue and will be open Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1, during regular Chestnut Hill on Ice hours.
· Warming Stations: Stations with fire pits will be located along Germantown Avenue, offering attendees the chance to warm up while enjoying beverages and snacks.
· Chili Specials: Returning for the second year, Chestnut Hill’s restaurants engage in a friendly competition to see who can cook up the most delicious chili. Taste one or taste them all while exploring the Hill.