Manayunk gets a jump on the holiday season Saturday with its annual winter festivities throughout the day.
With a tree lighting ceremony, Santa on Ice and, of course, the Main Street shopping available, Manayunk welcomes residents and out-of-towners to enjoy some holiday cheer.
That continues Saturday as Santa Claus himself comes to Main Street. He will receive children so they can share their Christmas wishes, seated on a throne of ice.
Professional ice carver Rob Capone will carve Santa’s sleigh out of a block of ice, staring at 1 p.m. Santa will see kids through 4 p.m. at Canal View Park (Main and Conarroe Streets).
After dark—and possibly a meal on Main Street—Manayunk officially begins the holiday season with the tree lighting ceremony, starting at 6 p.m., also at Canal View Park.
Radio station B101 will broadcast live, and music and dance performances also will occur.
Visit Manayunk.com for more information.