Holidays In Manayunk

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Thursday, November 21 - Tuesday, December 31

About Holidays In Manayunk

Shop, dine, and be merry in Manayunk! Shop small and shop local at over 50 small businesses to find something for everyone on your list. While you're in town shopping, get in the holiday spirit by joining us at one of our holiday events. Keep checking in for updated details!

*Weekend metered parking is FREE Saturdays after 11AM from Thanksgiving to New Year*

Calendar of Events

Nov. 21: Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 30: Small Business Saturday
Dec. 1: Santa Paws
Dec. 5: Photos with Santa in Canal View Park
Dec. 12: Promenade of Trees: “A Very Philly Christmas”
Dec. 14: Rudolph Run
Dec. 19: Men's Night
Dec. 19-24: Dashing Through the Stores Campaign
Dec. 22: Manayunk Meals & More

Join us for our annual tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 21 at 6PM! Watch performances from local entertainment companies, hear from local politicians, and help us count down to the holiday season with the grand finale of the tree lighting. You better watch out -- the big man himself may make an appearance, too!

Performances From:
54th & City A Capella
Merge Dance Studio
Delaware Valley Opera Company

Hot cocoa provided by Winnie's Manayunk

Shop small and shop local at over 50 small businesses to find something for everyone on your list as the neighborhood kicks off the holidays season with Small Business Saturday on November 30!

1859 Wellness Spa and Salon: 20% off all services and 15% off retail
Bald Birds Brewing Company:
Happy hour pricing all day
Chabaa Thai Bistro & Yanako: Show your receipt(s) from shopping in Manayunk and get either 15% off an appetizer or dessert on the house
City of Paws Pet Care: 15% off the entire store
The Couch Tomato: $5 Pizzas, Select Craft Beers & Select Cocktails! 8pm – Close
Expect Lace: every $100.00 spent you’ll receive a $25.00 gift card for a future purchase in store and online
Ilumine Gallery: Buy 1 get 50% off 2nd item (excluding solid gold and diamond pieces)
JD's Hero Complex: Buy 1, get 1 half off
LILA Philadelphia: Donut themed SBS with free warm donuts (while supplies last), as well as a custom LILA tote and other goodies!
The Little Apple: Free gifts with purchase
Nicole Miller: Free gift with purchase. White Weekend sample sale. Up to 90% off bridal gowns, mother of the bride, bridesmaid, guest of wedding, and graduation dresses.
Orbit Art Gallery: Trunk show from regionally known jeweler Joan Prato
Pet Friendly Dog Bakery: Free cookie with any $20 purchase
Philadelphia Runner: Small Business Saturday fun run and 15% off all day
Remix: Additional 50% off selected items: boots, bags, and coats
RowZone: Buy a gift card and get 50% more added
SOMO: $9 holiday cocktails
The Spiral Bookcase:
10am-12pm Bookish Brunch
12pm-4pm Our Illustrious Guest Booksellers will personally recommend their favorite Spiral Books & Gifts
11am-8 pm Bookish Fun All Day Long!
Treat Bags with Every Purchase
Spend $25 & receive an 'I Love Books' Magnet
Spend $50 & receive a Denik notebook
Spend $75 & receive a $15 Spiral gift card
Spend $100 & receive Book Love by Debbie Tung
*while supplies last
All the Spiral giveaways of Small Business Saturday in one basket! Tickets are $1/each and benefit the Calliope Care Fund.
Sugar Philly: Free gift with a $15 purchase or more
Sulimay's Studio on Main: Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer with any hair service
Sweat Fitness: 20% off 2020 membership
Threads: Sale in-store and online
Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory: Hand-packed pints of ice cream for $6 each
Unity Yoga: 50 class pass get 10 classes free, 20 class pass get 4 classes free
Vacay Beauty: 15% off all spray tans
The Wall Cycling Studio: 1 month unlimited for $125. In studio purchase only from 11 AM - 2 PM. Also free gift with any purchase $30 or more.
Winnie's: Olaf's Winter Wonderland

Head to the Pet Friendly Dog Bakery for the annual Santa Paws! Get your pet's photo with Santa presented by Latitudes and Longitudes and Dogs of Manayunk from 10AM-6PM on Sunday, December 1. All proceeds will benefit a local animal charity. There will also be fun raffles and free coffee for humans all day!

Skip the mall and head to Canal View Park (4420 Main Street) to get a unique photo with Santa! Santa will be sitting on a chair made of ice on Thursday, December 5 from 6-8PM in front of the Manayunk Holiday Tree -- the perfect opportunity to send them out with your holiday cards!

On Thursday, December 12, Main Street will light up for the third annual Promenade of Trees! Stroll down Main Street 5:30-7:30PM to vote for your favorite trees by dropping coins in the jars in front of each tree. Pick up your bag of coins and a map at the Manayunk Holiday Tree in Canal View Park (4420 Main Street). Trees will be decorated in the theme "A Very Philly Christmas." Winners will be announced at 8PM!

Bald Birds Brewing: LiBEERty Bell
Bourbon Blue: Very Manayunk Christmas
Chabaa Thai Bistro & Yanako: Making Spirits Bright...Thai Curry
City of Paws Pet Care: Pets of Philly
The Couch Tomato: Tomatoes
Ilumine Gallery: White Christmas
JD's Hero Complex: & Starshine Salon: We Wish You a Merry Cheesesteak
Latitudes and Longitudes: Philly Love
LILA Philadelphia: Philly Fanatic
Lucky's Last Chance: Gritty
MyPhilly.House (Keller Williams): Philly Homes
Nicole Miller: 70's Disco Holiday
Pet Friendly Dog Bakery: Gritty & Pitties
Philadelphia Runner: Philadelphia Sports
RowZone: Philadelphia Sports
The Spiral Bookcase: Gritty
Sugar Philly: Snoopy and Woodstock Come to Manayunk
Sulimay's Studio on Main: Mummers
Unity Yoga: A Very Yogi Christmas
Vacay Beauty: City of Self Love
The Wall Cycling Studio : Very South Philly Christmas

The 6th Annual Rudolph Run is on Saturday, December 14! Join Philadelphia Runner for a fun 3-mile run along the Manayunk Canal.

To help spread some holiday cheer to those in need, we'll be collecting canned goods and other necessities again as donations/entry fee for North Light Community Center. Everyone who registers will be emailed a virtual swag bag on the day of the run.


8:15AM: Donation drop, gear check & runner check-in at Philadelphia Runner Manayunk (4358 Main Street)
9AM: Run starts at Canal View Park on Main and Gay Streets

Hey guys, need help finishing your holiday shopping? Let Manayunk shop owners help you out! Come to Main Street on Thursday, December 19 from 6-8PM where free gift wrapping, drinks while you shop, and personal shopping experiences will be in all of your favorite stores.

1859 Wellness Spa and Salon: 20% off all gift certificates
Bald Birds Brewing Company:
Happy hour pricing all night
Bourbon Blue: Half off any appetizer (up to $10 value) with receipt/proof of purchase from any retail/service store that day. Limited to one per person
The Couch Tomato: $5 Pizzas, Select Craft Beers & Select Cocktails! 8pm – Close
Ilumine Gallery: Free gift wrapping
JD's Hero Complex: Have a beer while you shop
Latitudes and Longitudes: Gift wrapping
LILA Philadelphia: Holiday themed beer, complimentary gift wrapping and snacks
The Little Apple: 10% off all jewelry and complimentary beer sampling
Lucky's Last Chance: Beer specials
Nicole Miller: Complimentary personal shopper, gift wrap and delivery with purchase
Orbit Art Gallery: complimentary cookies while you shop
Philadelphia Runner: Brews and shoes! Take 15% off during Men's Shopping Night and enjoy a beer while you shop
Pineapple on Main: Complimentary snacks and beverages while you shop, along with complimentary gift wrapping for all purchases
Remix: Complimentary wine and designer shirts $20
RowZone: Free classes for men
SOMO: Beer & wing combo special
Sugar Philly: Free mini doughnut with and purchase of $15 or more
Sulimay's Studio on Main: Enjoy a complimentary beer or glass of wine with any hair service
The Wall Cycling Studio: Free classes for men. Walk in or email to reserve a spot

This one's for all of you last-minute shoppers! Head to Main Street where many of your favorite businesses will have deals on gift cards, pre-wrapped gifts, stocking stuffers, and more!

Bald Birds Brewing Company: Hoppy holiday bundles including beer, merchandise, and gift cards
Chabaa Thai Bistro & Yanako: Dinner with Chef Moon on December 20
City of Paws Pet Care: Discounted stocking stuffers
The Couch Tomato: Buy a $50 gift card and get an extra $10 gift card for yourself!
Ilumine Gallery: Gift cards valued at $50 for only $40
JD's Hero Complex: Purchase a $50 gift card and get and extra $5
Latitudes and Longitudes: Gift wrapping
LILA Philadelphia: Warm beverages and holiday cookies, complimentary gift wrapping, 30% off outerwear denoted by a red bow, charm with purchase
The Little Apple: Extended hours and free gift wrapping
Nicole Miller: Complimentary personal shopper, gift wrap and delivery with purchase
Orbit Art Gallery: Trunk show from regionally known Jeweler Joan Prato
Pet Friendly Dog Bakery: Pre-boxed holiday treat boxes for gifting
Philadelphia Runner: Daily specials
Remix: Additional 50% off selected items, boots, coats, and bags
SOMO: $9 holiday cocktails
Sugar Philly: Free hot chocolate with any Christmas pre-order specials or $15 purchase
Sulimay's Studio on Main: Enjoy a complimentary beer or glass of wine with any hair service
Sweat Fitness: $20 membership until 2020
Threads: Sale
Unity Yoga: 50 classes get 10 free, 10 classes get 4 free
Vacay Beauty: 10% off retail, 15% off client's first service with code MNYK15
The Wall Cycling Studio:Free Duffle bag with purchase of a gift card.

Local businesses will also continue the Manayunk Meals & More tradition on December 22, where select restaurants will prepare and deliver 1000+ hot meals to Intercommunity Action, Inc.'s program, Journey's Way. Other local shops and restaurants will collect canned goods, toiletries, and paper products for North Light Community Center’s food cupboard throughout the holiday season.

To volunteer to deliver hot meals on Sunday, December 22, please at North Light Community Center!

Visitors Information

There will be FREE METERED PARKING weekends in December from Thanksgiving to News Year's beginning at 11AM on Saturday through Sunday.

For Small Business Saturday only: In addition to the free metered parking, there will be FREE PARKING in the following parking lots: Green Lane, Levering Street, Venice Island, and 4000 Main until 5PM.

See FAQ blog below for specific addresses and directions to Manayunk.


Press Information

Do you want to feature a Manayunk event in your publication? Contact Megan Douress at for a press release, press opportunities and interviews.

Sponsorship Information

Do you want to get your business in front of Manayunk event visitors? Learn more about sponsoring Manayunk events by emailing Joan Denenberg at for more information.

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