Holidays In Manayunk


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November 18 - December 31


About Holidays In Manayunk

The season is upon us and there is no better place to celebrate than Main Street in Manayunk! With more than 150 small locally-owned businesses, you’re surely find something for everyone on your list. While shopping and dining around town, get in the holiday spirit by joining us at one of our many holiday events and take a tour of our wonderful holiday light displays on our FREE Jolly Trolley rides Thursday nights in December. Keep checking back for updates!


Calendar of Events


Manayunk lights up for the holidays on November 18 with our annual tree lighting ceremony! Join us at Canal View Park (4416 Main Street) at 6:30PM where we'll host live performances from local artists and appearances from local politicians. You won't want to miss it - the big man himself just might make an appearance!

The tree lighting ceremony also marks the official launch of the 2nd annual "Manayunk Gets LIT!" decorating contest between 50+ businesses in the district.

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 27!

MORE INFO!

**VOTE HERE 11/18-12/15**

Get in the holiday spirit and join us for our 2nd annual holiday decorating contest! Manayunk businesses are decking the street and we need YOU to tell us who did it best! Voting will run from Nov. 18 - Dec. 15 with a press announcement of all winners being held on Dec. 16.


2021 Participants:

Aliza Schlabach Photography
Artesano Gallery
Baker Street Partners
Bendi Jewelers
Bernie's Manayunk
Chabba Thai Bistro
Chloe Madeleine Salon
Cinderella Nail Salon
City of Paws Pet Care
JD's Hero Complex/Starshine Salon
Crust Vegan Bakery
Fat Lady Brewing
Gary Mann Jewelers
Goals Fit
Han Dynasty
Hidden River Yarns
Ilumine' Gallery
Jake & Cooper's Wine Bar
JD McGillicuddy's
KISMET Cowork
Latitudes & Longitudes
LILA Philadelphia
Lucky's Last Chance
Main Street Music
Main Street Snack Store
Manayunk iPhone Repair
Manayunk Law Office
Martin Pulli
Mi N Tea
Neducsin Properties
Never Give Up Training
Nicole Miller
Orbit Art Gallery
Pet Friendly Dog Bakery
Philadelphia Runner
Pizza Jawn
Pizzeria L'Angolo
Redmond Gallery
Psychic Monica
RealPage, Inc.
Remix on Main
RIZE Movement & Arts Center
Safa Plant Shop & Cafe
Smoke Cigar Lounge
SOMO
Sulimay's Studio on Main
Sweat Fitness
Taqueria Amor
TBaar
The Goat's Beard
The Isle Apartments
The Little Apple
Tubby Robot
UrbanBurb Furniture
US Hotel Bar and Grill
Valerio Coffee Roasters
Volo Coffeehouse
Winnie's Manayunk

Featuring FREE Jolly Trolley rides!

Bring the family to Main Street every Thursday in December from 5-9PM for Holiday Light Nights! This new weekly event brings food and drink deals, shopping specials, and festive live entertainment. Too cold to walk? The Jolly Trolley will run up and down Main Street making several stops at your favorite businesses! Park for free and hop on at 3729 Main Street (at the movie theater).

Download the Jolly Trolley map here!

It's time for our annual pet photos with Santa, sponsored by Latitdues & Longitudes! Bring your furry friends to the Pet Friendly Dog Bakery on Sunday, December 5 from 10AM-4PM to get a photo of them with the man in red. A recommended $10 donation will go to ACCT Philly, but bring extra cash as there will be raffle prizes from local businesses!

TerryLeahyFilms will be on site to make your fur babies look their best!

Dress in your holiday best for the 7th Annual Rudolph Run on Saturday, December 11! Join Philadelphia Runner for a fun 3-mile run along the Manayunk Canal starting at 9AM. Check in for the run will be at the shop on Main Street starting at 8:30AM.

To help spread some holiday cheer to those in need, they'll be collecting canned goods and other necessities for North Light Community Center as donations/entry fee. Donation drop-off will be during runner check in.

In partnership with North Light Community Center, the Manayunk Development Corporation is helping local families in need this holiday season. Stop by 4312 Main Street to pick a gift item off of the holiday tree to donate to a North Light family. Donation drop offs will take place between November 27-December 11, Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM.

There are over 700 spaces are available in parking lots conveniently located throughout the commercial district. In addition, revenue generated in many Manayunk parking lots is used for street maintenance, anti-graffiti programs, landscape and greening projects, watershed education and ongoing development projects. Yes, your parking dollars help keep our neighborhood beautiful!

  • Green Lane between Main Street and Cresson Street
  • Main and Levering Streets
  • Venice Island via Main and Lock Streets
  • Venice Island via Main and Cotton Streets
  • Venice Island via Carson Street (across from Post Office)
  • 4000 Main Street - Night time and weekend parking only
  • Valet parking is available at various locations on Main Street for evening diners and shoppers (after 6pm)

Visitors Information

There are over 700 spaces are available in parking lots conveniently located throughout the commercial district. In addition, revenue generated in many Manayunk parking lots is used for street maintenance, anti-graffiti programs, landscape and greening projects, watershed education and ongoing development projects. Yes, your parking dollars help keep our neighborhood beautiful!

  • Green Lane between Main Street and Cresson Street
  • Main and Levering Streets
  • Venice Island via Main and Lock Streets
  • Venice Island via Main and Cotton Streets
  • Venice Island via Carson Street (across from Post Office)
  • 4000 Main Street - Night time and weekend parking only
  • Valet parking is available at various locations on Main Street for evening diners and shoppers (after 6pm)

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.


2021 Sponsors



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