Upcoming EPA Special Events
Small Business Saturday
Support your favorite locally-owned business on this day celebrating the small entrepreneur! Make sure to save your receipts from any purchase made on East Passyunk Avenue between Thanksgiving and December Second Saturday - every $10 spent gets you a chance to win a $100 shopping spree! Just bring receipts to 1904 EPA on December 14 between 12-4pm to enter.
For a full list of Black Friday & Small Business Saturday specials, check out our Facebook Event Page.
Photos with Santa
Wednesdays in December, 6-8pm
Saturdays in December, 1-3pm
Alphabet Garden, 1631 EPA
Every Wednesday and Saturday from December 4 thru 21 Santa will be posing for pics. Bring your camera and take photos for free or purchase a photo package printed on site. Special pet photo sitting will be held on Saturday, December 14, 11am-1pm.
Fountain Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 5, 5-9pm
EPA & Tasker
PARC and EPABID celebrate the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree at 5pm at the Singing Fountain with carolers from Alphabet Academy, music by students from Andrew Jackson School, a visit from Santa Claus, and free food/drink samples from Avenue restaurants. At 7pm kick off our “Deck the Ave” holiday promotion and stroll down the Avenue for holiday music, shopping til 9pm, dinner and drink specials, and more.
For a list of dining deals and shopping promotions, go to our Facebook Page.
Spirits & Suds with Santa
Wednesday, December 11, 5:30-9:30pm
Join Santa as he gets his jolly on at 14 East Passyunk bars and restaurants. $5 admission gets you $3 craft beers, $4 merry cocktails and $5 or under snacks (select locations), a Santa or Elf hat, and Santa’s Sipping Stamp Card. Cards will be stamped with your purchase of every drink or food item and after collecting 5 stamps you’ll be entered to win a package of $350 in gift certificates from the participating bars and other great prizes (max 2 stamps per bar). Every stamp over 5 gets an extra chance!
Registration will be held at South Philly Bar & Grill from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Stamp cards will be collected at Noir at 9:30pm. Participating Bars: Adobe Cafe, Birra, Bottle Shop, Cantina Los Caballitos, Garage, Le Virtu, Lucky 13, Noir, Paradiso, Pub On Passyunk East, Ray's Happy Birthday Bar, South Philly Bar & Grill, Stateside & Stogie Joe's.
Click here to purchase your tickets:
Tickets will be held for you at registration. 21 and over only, please drink responsibly. All proceeds from this event will be donated to local families in need of assistance this holiday season through EPX.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Drink Philly, Jim Beam, Origlio Beverage & Yelp
Holiday Second Saturday
This is our biggest Second Saturday of the year! You'll find great holiday sales, free refreshments, the Crafty Balboa Holiday Show at Neumann-Goretti from 11am-5pm, and art openings and parties including Nice Things Handmade's Annual Ornament Show! During the day, the Joe King Trio will stroll the Avenue playing holiday tunes. This is also the last day and drawing for our Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle - bring your receipts for anything purchased on East Passyunk between Thanksgiving and Second Saturday to 1904 E Passyunk Avenue between noon-4pm. Every $10 spent is a chance to win a $100 shopping spree!
For a full list of day and evening events, go to our Facebook Page.
QOTA at Adobe Cafe
Wednesday, December 18, 6-9pm
Celebrate the holidays and our executive director's 5 year anniversary with EPABID! We'll have lots of discounted drinks and complimentary lite fare and will be collecting gift cards for local families in need.
Photos from Past EPA Special Events
Flavors of the Avenue
Check out video from our 2013 Flavors of the Avenue
Easter Egg Hunt
This event is all about the kids – but the adults seemed to have a pretty fun time, too.
Flavors of the Avenue
Held in late April, Flavors of the Avenue is our premier food event of the year and offers a true taste of the Avenue.
Car Show and Street Festival
With 150 show cars, trucks & motorcycles, crafts, vendors and live music on every block, the Car Show heats up summer on EPA!
We had a great time with Santa on the Avenue!