Witches and Wizards Festivities

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Date(s) - 10/20/2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


When: 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Throughout Chestnut Hill.
Cost: Free to attend. Pay-As-You-Go Activities.
What: Fun for the entire family, Witches & Wizards is a day full of autumnal festivities for a pre-Halloween celebration. The event features familiar annual traditions such as the 9th Annual Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament and Woodmere Art Museum Straw Maze, while locals and visitors can also enjoy Creepy Crafts for kids, live circus performers, an archery range, Mad Science demonstrations, Harvest Hayrides, shopping, and more throughout the Chestnut Hill Business District.

Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Chestnut Hill College
Cost: Free to attend.
What: The 9th Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament returns with teams from visiting colleges and the local community team competing in round-robin style Quidditch matches. Visit chc.edu/quidditch-tournament-information in the coming weeks for additional details and a list of participating teams.

Woodmere Art Museum Straw Maze & Little Circus
When: 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Woodmere Art Museum
Cost: $5 per child, parents free. Pre-purchase of tickets is highly encouraged, and will be available soon at woodmereartmuseum.org/experience/programs/straw-maze.
What: Returning for the 8th year – play, climb, and explore the Woodmere Art Museum Straw Maze. Made from massive straw bales, the maze features multiple levels, spirals, and surprises. NEW this year, come see The Little Circus, featuring outdoor aerial performances, juggling, and tightrope walking, beginning at 2 pm.

Chestnut Hill is hard at work creating a new fun festival for visitors during Witches & Wizards. Activities that were held on the Avenue in previous years will no longer occur on the street – please note that Germantown Avenue will not be closed to traffic for the 2018 event.

Five public paid parking lots will be open throughout Chestnut Hill during the event. Lot locations and pricing can be found at chestnuthillpa.com/parking. Limited street parking is also available. Overflow parking will also be available on the campus of the New Covenant Church of Philadelphia at 7500 Germantown Avenue. Parking for the Quidditch Tournament will be available on the grounds of Chestnut Hill College. Circulator shuttles will be running for the duration of the events to move people between the College, Woodmere Art Museum, the overflow parking lot, and downtown Chestnut Hill. As parking capacity is limited, visitors traveling to Chestnut Hill for Witches & Wizards are strongly encouraged to utilize public transportation.

Public transportation is the most convenient way to travel to and from Chestnut Hill. SEPTA (Philadelphia’s regional transit system) has two station stops in Chestnut Hill located just a short walk from the heart of the community: Chestnut Hill West and Chestnut Hill East. This train system provides roundtrip transportation from Center City Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill. Visit www.iseptaphilly.com for complete schedules and details.

Further details including ticket sale information and schedule of events/activities to follow.

Known as Philadelphia’s Garden District, there is magic in Chestnut Hill all year long with dynamic attractions and a robust events calendar. Join us for First Wednesdays on The Hill (through December), and the annual Fall for the Arts Festival (September 30). Join the conversation and be sure to share the love with the hashtag #chestnuthillpa. Check back for exciting events and destination updates!