Free Library of Philadelphia
 

Although the weather outside is anything but frightful, there’s definitely a festive feel in the air thanks to Philadelphia’s quaint Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Throughout the month of December, Chestnut Hill is getting into the holiday spirit and partnering with the Free Library’s Year of Dickens.

Visitors to Chestnut Hill will find plenty of Victorian holiday cheer, as the shops on Germantown Avenue will take you into the world of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol with decorated merchant windows featuring scenes from the tale. The festive transformation also includes special holiday and Dickens performances, extended store hours, and Dickens-themed activities up and down Germantown Avenue—including some at the Free Library’s Chestnut Hill Branch! Enjoy the famous Dickens sandwich and wassail at McNally’s Pub, meet Dickens characters, and munch on roasted chestnuts all while listening to Christmas carolers and street performers.

For a complete schedule and list of events, click here! Hope to see you on the Hill!

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