Holidays In Manayunk

Mark Your Calendar

November 16 - 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 50 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, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout the season. See below for details!

Calendar of Events

Manayunk lights up for the holidays on November 16 with our annual tree-lighting ceremony! Join us at Canal View Park (4418 Main Street) from 5:30-7:00 PM where we'll host special guests and live performances by The City Belles, Maggie Mae, Koser, Elsa, and Santa.

The night will bring tons of festive family fun as guests will be able to write letters to Santa and meet & greet the big man himself! We also heard that there might be some snow…so get ready for a Manayunk winter wonderland!

November 16 also marks the official launch of the 4th annual Manayunk Gets LIT decorating competition between 50+ businesses in the district.

Tree Lighting Schedule

5:30 PM: SJU City Belles

6:00 PM: Maggie Mae

6:30 PM: Koser

7:00 PM: Tree Lighting

Manayunk Gets LIT Competition officially launches on November 16 when Main Street lights up with more than eighty thousand lights!

Manayunk businesses are decking their storefronts, windows, roofs, and more, and we'll need your help deciding who should win Most Creative, Most LIT and Best Overall. Voting will run November 16 through December 14.


All voters will be entered for their chance to win a $200 MNYK Shopping Spree!

Participating Businesses:

Baker Street Partners

Bar Jawn

Bayou Bar & Grill


Cactus Cantina

City of Paws Pet Care

Clairvoyant Monica

dtXfy Sauna Studio

Fat Lady Brewing

Goals Fit

Han Dynasty

Hotbox Yoga

JD McGillicuddy's

Lila Philadelphia

Lucky's Last Chance

Main Street Music

Manayunk Law Office

Mia Ragazza

Mi 'N Tea

Minor Details

MyPhilly.House - Compass RE

Never Give Up

Philadelphia Runner

Pizza L'Angolo

Remix on Main

Ryan's Pub

Smiley's Cafe

SOMO Manayunk

Sulimay's Studio on Main

Taqueria Amor

The Couch Tomato

The Goat's Beard

The Little Apple

The Volstead

Tru Beauty Concepts

Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory

Urbanburb Furniture

Vamp Boutique

Valerio Coffee

Whole House Fine Furniture

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 25! Sponsored by American Express, this event celebrate everything small business!


Bring the family to Main Street all season long for Get LIT weekends which will feature food and drink deals, shopping specials, festive live entertainment, and the FREE Jolly Trolley.

The Jolly Trolley will run up and down Main Street making several stops at your favorite businesses! Plus, it's the best way to take in all the twinkling lights.

Dates & Times

November 30 through December 23

Thursdays & Fridays: 5 - 9PM

Saturdays: 1 - 9PM

Track the Trolley Here!

Jolly Trolley Stops

Regal UA Main Street (3720 Main St.)

Shurs Lane

Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory (4369 Main St.)

Lucky's Last Chance (4421 Main St.)

Ivy Ridge train Station

Taqueria Amor (4410 Main St.)

Cotton Street

Entertainment & Special Guests

Schedule is subject to change

Nov. 30 - Courtney’s Carolers (5-8PM)

Dec. 1 - Christmas Elf (5-7PM)

Dec. 2 - Santa (1-3PM)

Dec. 7- Santa (5-8PM)

Philadelphia Freedom Band (7-8PM)

Roxborough Orchestra (time 5-8PM)

Dec. 8 - The Grinch (5-8PM)

Dec. 9 - Philly Accents (1-3PM)

Dec. 14 - Courtney’s Carolers (5-8PM)

Dec. 15 - Olaf the Snowman (5-8PM)

Dec. 16 - Santa (1-3PM)

Dec. 21 - Santa (5-8PM)

Roxborough Orchestra (5-8PM)

Dec. 22 - Rudolph (5-8PM)

Dec. 23 - Santa (1-3PM)

Hanukkah Celebrations

Dec. 7, 8, 9, & 14 - FREE Hanukkah treats and goodie bags for Jolly Trolley riders

Dec. 14 - Candle Lighting with Rabbi Yitzchok and the MNYK community in Canal View Park at 7PM.

Dec. 7-15 - Eight Crazy Nights Contest! Daily Instagram contest where followers can win a different gift each night from MNYK businesses

Merchant Specials

Tubby Robot - Homemade Hot Chocolate

Sulimay’s Studio on Main - 20% off products

Mia Ragazza - Happy Hour from 4-6PM

The Goat’s Beard - Happy Hour from 4-6PM

Goal’s Fit - Holiday Light Night Run/Walk on December 14

Taqueria Amor - Senor Grinch Cocktails

Philadelphia Runner - Holiday themed group runs every Thursday at 6:30PM

Blondie - Holiday cocktails

The Emporium by Lady Holiday - 20% off the entire store

Clairvoyant Monica - Buy 1 gift certificate and get ½ off the next one

It's time for our annual pet photos with Santa! Bring your furry friends to the Pet Friendly Dog Bakery on Saturday, December 2 to get a photo of them with the man in red. The event will take place from 11AM - 5PM. There will also be a vendor shopping event in the Pet Friendly yard from 11AM-3PM.

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

Sign up and let them know you're coming HERE.

Canned goods & other necessities will be collected as an entry fee and donated to North Light Community Center. Donation drop-off will take place during check in.

8:30AM: Donation Drop & Check In at Philadelphia Runner (4358 Main Street)

9AM: Run Start at Canal View Park

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 Off: Monday, December 18

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
  • 4000 Main Street - Nighttime and weekend parking only

Press Information

Do you want to feature a Manayunk event in your publication? Contact Caitlin Marsilii 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.

2023 Sponsors

Participating Businesses:

Bayou, Bark Social, Cactus, Cresson Inn, Goat’s Beard,The Grape Room, J.D. McGillicuddy's, Lucky’s, Manayunk Brewing Co, PHS Pop-Up Beer Garden, Pitcher’s Pub, Ryans Pub, Winnies

Participating Businesses:

Artesano, Bayou, Cactus, Bar Jawn, Couch Tomato, Cresson Inn x $5pounders, Goat’s Beard, J.D. McGillicuddy's, Lucky’s, Manayunk Brewing Co, PHS Pop-Up Beer Garden, Pitcher’s Pub, Ryans Pub, The Grape Room, Union Tap House, Winnies

Participating Businesses:

Bark Social, Cactus, Cresson Inn, The Goats Beard, Winnies

Event Photos