Deck the Ave with the annual Tree Lighting Party at the Singing Fountain on December 3 from 5-7pm followed by Deck the Ave specials from 7-9pm.
Annual Tree Lighting Party + Deck the Ave Kick-Off
Thursday, December 3, 5-9pm
Deck the Ave! EPABID and Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation (PARC) kick off the holidays with the annual Tree Lighting Party at the Singing Fountain (Tasker and EPA) on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 5:00pm til 7:00pm. The free celebration will include carolers from Alphabet Academy, music by students from Andrew Jackson School, a visit from Santa Claus, and holiday treats from the Avenue. We'll also have the Joe King Trio playing holiday tunes along the Avenue to keep the party going.
Alphabet Academy will be collecting new unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots and we'll be joined by CBS's Vittoria Woodill and the WOGL prize wheel!
Shopping and dining specials will be offered along the Avenue all night, so make it a night and get ready to Deck the Ave all month long!
**POST-TREE LIGHTING SALES & SPECIALS**
Frame Fatale (1813 EPA) - Enjoy 10% off ALL custom framing orders ALL DAY! Their ONLY discount day of the year as a special thanks to their wonderful friends and neighbors. Open til 9pm
French Bleu (1926 EPA) - 20% off all lamps, 15% off of selected artwork, 30% off Bridgette Hughes Pottery including Bridgette Hughes Lamp. Open til 10pm
NRS Boutique (1822 EPA) - Sip & shop with wine and 15% off. Open til 8:30pm
Occasionette (1825 EPA) - Sip & shop. Open til 9pm
**PHOTS WITH SANTA - WED & SAT DECEMBER 5 thru 23**
Jolly Old St. Nick will visit Cantina los Caballitos for a photo sitting every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm and Saturday afternoon from 2-4pm from Saturday, December 5 through Wednesday, December 23. Purchase an optional photo package from Photobot 3000 that will be printed on the spot or sent to you electronically, or bring your own camera to snap free pictures. And don't forget about our special pet sitting on December 12 from 1-2pm, sponsored by Valley Green Bank, who will also be collecting new and gently used books for local schools. Bring a book and receive a discount on your photos!
**ARCTIC AVE + SECOND SATURDAY - DECEMBER 12**
Watch East Passyunk Avenue get transformed into an icy winter wonderland with our first ever Arctic Ave brought to us by Fear No Ice! We'll have 5 "live carve" sites along the Ave between 11am-8pm PLUS our shops and restaurants will have 35+ more ice sculptures along the Avenue! It's also our Holiday Second Saturday and Holiday Crafty Balboa, so you'll find tons of great holiday sales and refreshments, and the Joe King Trio will be strolling the Avenue playing holiday tunes. At night, we'll have a Reyka Vodka Cocktail crawl for some more grown up fun!
**PASSYUNK SHOPS - TIL DECEMBER 13**
PassyunkShops is a loyalty punchcard to reward you for shopping at your favorite locally-owned East Passyunk retailers. You'll receive one punch for every $10 you spend, when you get 10 punches, simply put your contact info on it and turn the full card in at any of the 14 participating shops.
**SPIRITS & SUDS WITH SANTA - DECEMBER 16**
Join Santa as he gets his jolly on at 17 East Passyunk bars, pubs and restaurants. A $5 ticket gets you a Santa or elf hat, $4 holiday cocktails featuring, $3 craft beers and $5 or less bar snacks (select locations) at 17 East Passyunk bars & restaurants + Santa’s Sipping Stamp Card, which offers a chance to win $425 in gift certificates and other prizes. Tickets available at www.visiteastpassyunk.com.
**TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE AT ALPHABET ACADEMY**
Toys for Tots accepts NEW, UNWRAPPED toys for all ages. This drive will run November 9 thru December 13 and collection boxes will be placed at all Alphabet Academy locations.
FOR MORE INFO ON ALL HOLIDAY EVENTS: www.visiteastpassyunk.com