‘Night of Lights’ shines bright in Chestnut Hill

Bradley Maule

Back for another year is one of Chestnut Hill’s brightest events, Night of Lights. This Friday, Oct. 8 at 6:45 p.m., spectators can watch as the “Flip the Switch” event and ceremony kicks off. As the release states, Night of Lights will transform Germantown Avenue into a nightly interactive exhibition of local history and architecture. Archival photos that highlight the history of Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, Germantown, and Springfield Township will be projected through eight storefront windows while neighboring historic buildings are illuminated with colored lights. In all, the event will feature an antique car display, wine tastings from Jefferson Vineyards, and remarks from local officials who will flip the switch to commence the 10-day exhibition.

The fun doesn’t stop with just the event this Friday night either. Additional events and activations are planned throughout the 10-day run that complement the Conservancy’s efforts and promote the community’s local history, including a prohibition-style speakeasy on Oct. 9; craftspeople demonstrations highlighting masonry, woodworking, metalworking, and stained glass on Oct. 13; a haunted tea social with a fortune teller on Oct. 16; the burying of a time capsule to honor George Woodward Co.’s 100th anniversary on Oct. 17; and more.

For additional information, visit chestnuthillpa.com

Bradley Maule