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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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Deck the Ave East Passyunk Holidays 2021

November 27 - January 2


Come ‘Deck the Ave’ and celebrate the holiday season together

Join us for shopping, sales and special events. Get out your calendar, save the dates and start making those plans...tis the season! More details coming soon for you to enjoy the Avenue. MANY more details and additions coming soon!

** SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Saturday, November 27th
Join Avenue businesses in support of local shopping to keep our independent businesses thriving.

** TREE LIGHTING + DECK THE AVE KICK-OFF
Thursday, Dec. 2nd
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Kick off the holidays with our annual Tree Lighting,

** PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Come meet Santa with social distancing options in place. Bring your own camera and take pictures for free!

  • Thursday, Dec. 2nd 5-7pm at tree lighting
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8th from 5-7pm
  • Saturday, December 18th from 3-5pm 
  • Sunday, December 19th from 12pm – 2pm

** HOLIDAY CONCERT AND DANCE AT SOCIETY HILL DANCE ACADEMY
Sunday, December 12th at 4pm, join Society Hill Dance Academy and City Rhythm Orchestra for a holiday concert and dance party open to all

** SHOP AND STROLL ON DEC 12TH
Come out for a day of special sidewalk sales, pop up events, music and more!

** EAST PASSYUNK PUNCH CARD
From Nov. 27 through Jan. 2, receive a punch for each $10 spent at participating businesses. Once you get 10 punches, submit the completed card to one of our independently owned businesses and enter to win a weekly gift card from a raffle drawing on behalf of EPABID. If you prefer not to use a physical card, simply send proof of $100 worth of purchases to info@visiteastpassyunk.com

** LETTERS TO SANTA
Drop off your letters to Santa at East Passyunk Avenue’s North Pole Mailbox located at the Singing Fountain (East Passyunk Avenue and Tasker Street) starting on November 27th.

** POP UP MUSIC/EVENTS
Performances with carolers, musicians, and more. 

  • 11/27 - Midnight Jazz Society 2pm, Mark Brown Saxophone 3pm
  • 12/4 - Snacktime 2pm
  • 12/5 - ePop Carolers 3pm
  • 12/8 - ePop Concert
  • 12/11 - Shakey Lyman 2pm, Jello Vibes 3pm
  • 12/12 - Jesse Po 3pm, SHDA Concert w/City Rhythm Orchestra 4pm

** HANUKKAH HAPPENINGS
Sunday, November 28th - December 6th
The South Philadelphia Shtiebel will bring a Hanukkah menorah lighting to the Avenue at the Singing Fountain to celebrate the festival of lights. And mark your calendar in particular for Sunday, Dec 5th at 5:30pm for a community menorah lighting.

** HOLIDAY STORY TIMES 
A Novel Idea hosts three holiday story times:

  1. In-person on Sunday, 12/5 at 4:45pm with South Philly Shtiebel for the community Chanukah event at the Singing Fountain.
  2. Virtually via Facebook Live Sunday, 12/12 11am w/ Denise Cesare, Author of Moments in Motion with Love Sunday
  3. Virtually via Facebook Live Sunday, 12/19 11am w/ Lauren Vena, Author of My Mom... The Best Mom Ever!

** DECK THE AVE DECORATIONS AND LIVE TREES
Look for photo opportunities, twinkling lights and spirited scenes at individual businesses along the Avenue. Don't miss stopping by the annual holiday display inside Urban Jungle - who also will again have live Christmas Trees for sale. 

** 11TH ANNUAL ORNAMENT SHOW
Nice Things Handmade at 1731 East Passyunk presents the 11th Annual Ornament show. Back with 30 + participating local artists submitting handmade ornaments, this is a great way to grab a keepsake for the holidays, a gift for a friend or to grab a smaller piece of art from one of your favorite local artists. The show opens earlier in November this year and hangs until the New Year.

** UNEXPECTED PHILADELPHIA WINDOWS
Look for the holiday windows at the corner of East Passyunk & Tasker with over two dozen almost life-sized photos of non-medical Essential Workers who have put themselves on the line for the Avenue and its visitors this year. The lighted windows will be on display from Thanksgiving week until New Year's week as a way of saying thanks from the neighborhood to everyone who contributed to our safety and happiness here during the pandemic.

As a public safety reminder, attendees are encouraged to mask up when in close proximity to others, as well as bring a mask or proof of vaccination when going indoors. Additionally, guests can check with individual businesses regarding their COVID safety requirements.

Thank you to Samuels and SonThe Capri Dessecker Team at RE/MAX One Realty, WSFSPECOPassyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation for supporting East Passyunk Avenue initiatives. 

with South Philly Shtiebel at the Fountain on Sunday, 12/5 at 4:45pm.

We have two additional story times that we are hosting virtually via Facebook Live

Sunday, 12/12 11am w/ Denise Cesare, Author of Moments in Motion with Love

Sunday, 12/19 11am w/ Lauren Vena, Author of My Mom... The Best Mom Ever!