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Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill

A magical celebration of wizards and Quidditch

Harry Potter Festival

On October 17-18, the Chestnut Hill neighborhood will play host to a weekend’s worth of spellbinding events at the Harry Potter Festival. Credit: Courtesy of Chestnut Hill Business Association


October 16-17, 2015


There will be wizardry and wonder in the air this October as Chestnut Hill transforms for the Harry Potter Festival.

The annual blockbuster festival takes over the charming town on Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17, for two days of spellbinding events that magically morph the neighborhood into the much-loved fictional world created by author J.K. Rowling.

Potter fans of all ages can enjoy an enchanting weekend of wizards, potions, spells, scavenger hunts, falconry, wizard chess, parades and more.

The Food and Drink

To create an immersive atmosphere, Chestnut Hill neighborhood businesses and restaurants on and around Germantown Avenue transform into the familiar locales from Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.

For instance, Iron Hill Brewery becomes The Great Hall at Hogwart’s, and look out for the Leaky Cauldron, Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop, Weasley’s Wizarding Wheeezes and more, all with Harry Potter-inspired edibles like Golden Snitches and butterbeer.

Harry Potter Festival 2014 Video  

Getting There & Staying Over

True fans should make a weekend out of the festival and stay overnight in Philadelphia. Check out the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for super deals on hotel stays.

For more information on the Harry Potter Festival, click the button below.

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Harry Potter’s Philadelphia

Be sure to check out Harry Potter’s Guide To Philadelphia, our special Hogwartsian Itinerary in honor of Chestnut Hill’s Harry Potter Festival.

In it, we compiled the bars, restaurants, museums and other attractions the young wizard would visit if he came to Philadelphia. We even matched photos from Harry’s world with places in Philadelphia like the Hall of Prophecy at the Ministry of Magic with the Mutter Museum. Click the button below to check out the full guide.

Guide to Harry Potter’s Philadelphia

Halloween in Philadelphia

The Harry Potter Festival is just one of numerous mid- to late-October Halloween festivities in the Philadelphia region. Click the button below for our list of the top Halloween events and activities in the area.

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