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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: Holiday Events on East Passyunk

November 26 thru December 17


Deck the Ave with the annual Tree Lighting Party at the Singing Fountain on December 1 from 5-7pm + holiday fun all month long!

Deck the Ave! 

The ‘Deck the Ave’ holiday campaign will kick off on Saturday, November 26 with Small Business Saturday on the Avenue, offering special events, sales and more. This holiday season, we’ll also be featuring weekly photos with Santa, ‘PassyunkShops’ shopping specials, and Arctic Ave, a day-long festival with live ice carvings.

2016 ‘Deck the Ave’ events:

** SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY**

Dozens of shops, restaurants, boutiques and other small businesses along the Avenue will be celebrating Small Business Saturday on November 26 with special events, deals, major sales and more. We’ll start by kicking off our 2016 #MadeOnEPA holiday gift campaign. Shoppers can support local makers by following the hashtag #MadeOnEPA on Twitter (@epassyunkave) and Instagram (@eastpassyunk) to see our daily highlights of unique local products and gifts that are all made right here on East Passyunk Avenue. Also, shops and boutiques on East Passyunk Avenue will be launching brand-new holiday window displays on Saturday, too. Stroll the Avenue to see them all, and vote for your favorite during our Arctic Ave celebration on December 10. 

** TREE LIGHTING PARTY - THURSDAY DECEMBER 1**

EPABID and Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation’s (PARC) annual Tree Lighting Party will happen on Thursday, December 1 at the Singing Fountain (Tasker Street and East Passyunk Avenue).

Starting at 5:00 p.m., East Passyunk Avenue neighbors and friends will enjoy holiday favorites sung by carolers from Alphabet Academy, music by students from Andrew Jackson School, and a holiday performance by the Joe King Trio, culminating with the lighting of our Singing Fountain Christmas Tree, with CBS 3 feature reporter Vittoria Woodill as MC. Santa Claus will be on hand to spread holiday cheer as neighbors sip hot chocolate and enjoy holiday treats from Avenue restaurants. Plus, shops along the Avenue will be open late to kick off the holiday shopping season. This event is free, and family-friendly. 

   
**PHOTS WITH SANTA - SATURDAY DECEMBER 3, 10 and 17** 

Each Saturday in December before Christmas, a different East Passyunk Avenue business will be hosting Santa Claus for photos with children. Photobot3000 will be taking pics with fun backgrounds to purchase and have sent electronically or printed on site.

* Saturday, December 3 at Tildie’s Toy Box (1829 EPA) - 2-5pm 

* Saturday, December 10 at Urban Jungle (1526-30 EPA) - Pet photos noon-2pm, regular photos 2-5pm 

* Saturday, December 17 at CLOTH (1605 EPA) - 2-5pm 

 
**ARCTIC AVE + SECOND SATURDAY - DECEMBER 10**
 
Watch East Passyunk Avenue get transformed into an icy winter wonderland with our second annual Arctic Ave brought to us by Ice Sculpture Philly! 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, 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 Cocktail crawl featuring Hornitos, Markers and Pinnacle for some more grown up fun!
 
 
**PASSYUNK SHOPS - TIL DECEMBER 10**
 
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 28 participating shops.
 
 
**SPIRITS & SUDS WITH SANTA - DECEMBER 14**
 
Join Santa as he gets his jolly on at 11 East Passyunk bars, pubs and restaurants. A $5 ticket gets you a Santa or elf hat, $4 holiday cocktails featuring Jim Beam and Pinnacle, $3 craft beers and $5 or less bar snacks (select locations) at 11 East Passyunk bars & restaurants + Santa’s Sipping Stamp Card, which offers a chance to win $275 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 thru December 2 and collection boxes will be placed at Alphabet Academy's locations at 1510 and 1720 EPA.
 
FOR MORE INFO ON ALL HOLIDAY EVENTS: www.visiteastpassyunk.com
 
Happy Holidays!

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