Whether you’re looking for intimate art openings and wine tastings, bar crawls and happy hours, or big street festivals with live music, street eats, and fun stuff for the kids, East Passyunk hosts a series of events fit for every fun seeker!

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Christmas Tree Lighting 2018

November 29, 2018

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Singing Fountain

Thursday, Nov. 29th
5:00pm to 7:00pm
The Singing Fountain at Tasker Street and EPA 

East Passyunk Avenue BID and Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation invite you to kick off the holidays at the Annual East Passyunk Christmas Tree Lighting.

Come out with neighbors and friends for an evening filled with holiday music from Alphabet Academy Child Care, Andrew Jackson School HOME rock band, and more!

CBS 3 Philly Meteorologist Lauren Casey joins us as Master of Ceremonies. Count down with her as she helps light the official Christmas Tree around the Singing Fountain. Bring an unwrapped new toy for Lauren to bring back to CBS 3 and The CW Philly 57 for their annual Toy Fest holiday drive. You can also donate $10 to the cause by texting JOY to 41444. Message and data rates apply.

Santa Claus will help spread holiday cheer and be on hand to take photos with the children. A number of Avenue bakeries, restaurants and retailers will provide FREE sips and samples, including sweet and savory surprises for both children and adults including:

Junior’s Beef and Pork – Meatball Sliders

Marra’s – Pizza Slices

Rival Bros. Coffee – Hot Chai Apple Cider

Teas ‘N Mi – Small Bites of Traditional Vietnamese Hoagies

Tildie’s Toy Box – Kids Activities

After the lighting ceremony, Philadelphia Mummer string band members and carolers will lead people down the Avenue. For your holiday shopping needs, look for select shops along the Avenue to be open late to kick off the holiday shopping season.

East Passyunk's Christmas Tree Lighting Party is free and open to everyone. Deck the Avenue and come kick-off a whole month of merrymaking in South Philadelphia!