Celebrate the Holidays in Manayunk

Celebrate the holidays in Manayunk starting this weekend with a visit from Santa.

Santa visits Main Street in Manayunk. (Credit: Manayunk Development Corporation)
Santa visits Main Street in Manayunk. (Credit: Manayunk Development Corporation)
The following is a press release from the Manayunk Development Corporation.

Manayunk will have tons of events going on this month to celebrate the holiday season, and it all starts this Saturday with a visit from Santa Claus.  

Saturday December 7th - Santa On Ice & Tree Lighting Ceremony - 3PM-8PM 
Santa is coming to Manayunk Saturday December 7th and we’re carving an ice sleigh just for him! See the live carving start at 3PM then get your picture taken on Santa’s lap when he arrives at 4PM. Enjoy live music by B101 and stay till it’s dark to enjoy the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony from 6PM-8PM which includes holiday performances, caroling, hot chocolate, santa and more! 

Saturday December 14th - Santa Visits Again - 4PM-7PM
Finish up your Holiday shopping in Manayunk on Saturday December 14th and get a final picture with Santa Claus!

Manayunk Solstice Fire - 3PM-6PM
Join us in Manayunk Saturday December 21st on the eve of the Winter Solstice at 3PM in Canal View Park. Enjoy a birds of prey show, live drum circle, and watch as we light the torches and bonfire around 4:30PM welcoming the return of light.

Free Trolley Rides

Take a FREE ride on Santa’s Trolley up and down Main Street during Small Business Saturday on November 30th, Santa On Ice on December 7th, and on Saturday December 14th! You can jump on and jump off anywhere along Main Street from Leverington to Ridge Aves. Ride from one shop to another or ride to a restaurant for a much needed post shopping dinner. The trolley runs from 12PM-7PM.

The trolley is sponsored by Philadelphia Trolley Works, Philadelphia's largest provider of sightseeing tours and specialty transportation.

Free Meter Parking

All parking meters in Manayunk are FREE every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas starting at 11AM! Cars that are parked overnight or cars parking in meters before 11AM do not apply and may be ticketed by the PPA. Happy Holidays from MNYK!


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