KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Holidays in Manayunk

Nov 15, 2019 0 comments
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Holidays in Manayunk

It's time to spread the holiday cheer throughout Manayunk! Bring your friends and loved ones to Main Street for some amazing deals and festive fun!

What is "Holidays in Manayunk"?

This is your chance to shop, dine, and be merry in Manayunk, for the holiday season! 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 many holiday events. We've got activities and deals for all ages, so bring the out the whole family for some festive fun!

How long does it last?

Events will be taking place from Thursday, November 21st to Tuesday, December 24th.

What events can I attend in during Holidays in Manayunk?

-Tree Lighting Ceremony (11/21): 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!

- Small Business Saturday (11/30): Shop at over 50 small businesses along Main Street to kick off your holiday season.

Santa Paws (12/1): 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. We encourage a suggested donation that will be donated to an animal charity. There will also be fun raffles and free coffee for humans all day!

Photos with Santa (12/5) Skip the mall and head to Canal View Park 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!

Promenade of Trees (12/12): On Thursday, December 12, Main Street will light up for the third annual Promenade of Trees! Stroll down Main Street 6-8PM 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. Trees will be decorated in the theme "A Very Philly Christmas."

Some of the participating businesses include:

City of Paws Pet Care: Pets of Philly
Pet Friendly Dog Bakery:
Gritty & Pitties
Philadelphia Runner: Philadelphia Sports
Sulimay's Studio on Main:
Mummers
Vacay Beauty: City of Self Love

Rudolph Run (12/4): 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.

REGISTER HERE

Timeline:
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

Men's Night (12/19): 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.

Bald Birds Brewing Company: Happy hour pricing all night
Ilumine Gallery: Free gift wrapping
Latitudes and Longitudes: Gift wrapping
LILA Fashion International: Holiday themed beer, complimentary gift wrapping and snacks
Lucky's Last Chance: Beer specials
Nicole Miller: Complimentary personal shopper, gift wrap and delivery with purchase

Remix: Complimentary wine and designer shirts $20
RowZone: Free classes for men
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

Dashing through the Stores (during the whole holiday season): 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!

Chabaa Thai Bistro & Yanako: Dinner with Chef Moon on December 20
City of Paws Pet Care: Discounted stocking stuffers
Ilumine Gallery: Gift cards valued at $50 for only $40
Latitudes and Longitudes: Gift wrapping
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
Sugar Philly: Free hot chocolate with any Christmas pre-order specials or $15 purchase
Threads: Sale
Vacay Beauty: 10% off retail, 15% off client's first service with code MNYK15

Manayunk Meals and More (12/22): 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!

Who is participating?

Find the full list of participating stores for each event on our website.

How do I get to Manayunk?

There are many ways to get here, but it's up to you to decide which works best.

Coming To Manayunk By Car:

From South

(Delaware, Baltimore)

Take I-95 North. Follow signs for Central Philadelphia/I- 676 West. Follow 676 West to signs for Route 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) West - (towards Valley Forge). Take 76 to Belmont Ave/Green Lane Exit 338 (old exit 31), at the bottom of the ramp make a right turn cross the Green Lane bridge to the traffic light which is Main Street and make a right turn. Welcome to Manayunk - first parking lot will appear on your right just past the fire house.

From West

(Reading, Lancaster, Harrisburg)

Take the PA Turnpike East to Exit 326 (old exit 24; Schuylkill Expressway). Take Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) East towards Central Philadelphia. Take 76 to Belmont Ave/Green Lane Exit 338 (old exit 31), at the bottom of the ramp make a left turn, cross the Green Lane bridge to the traffic light which is Main Street and make a right turn. Welcome to Manayunk - first parking lot will appear on your right just past the fire house.

From North

(New York, North Jersey)

Take NJ Turnpike to PA Turnpike/Exit 6. Take the PA Turnpike to Exit 326 (old exit 24; Schuylkill Expressway). Take Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) East towards Central Philadelphia. Take 76 to Belmont Ave/Green Lane Exit 338 (old exit 31), at the bottom of the ramp make a left turn, cross the Green Lane bridge to the traffic light which is Main Street and make a right turn. Welcome to Manayunk - first parking lot will appear on your right just past the fire house.

** Address to plug in for a GPS: 4312 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Coming To Manayunk By Bike:

Stay active and remain eco-friendly by biking to Manayunk! Take Kelly Drive from Center City or the Schuylkill River Trail from all parts of the Philadelphia region. Visit the Bike Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for more details and biking maps.

Coming To Manayunk By Public Transportation:

For schedules and fare rates, contact SEPTA at (215) 580-7800 or on the web at www.septa.org for more information.

Where can I park?

There will be FREE METERED PARKING every weekend in December starting at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sundays. There is also plenty of parking in parking lots listed below. There will also be FREE PARKING in the Green Lane, Levering Street, 4000 Main Street, and Venice Island Lots on Small Business Saturday until 5PM.

  • 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)

Will there be ant street closures?

There are no street closures for any Holidays in Manayunk events.

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