East Passyunk's Holiday Second Saturday Features Santa, Strolling Music, Food, Sales and Fun

East Passyunk Avenue Second Saturday Holiday Deck the Ave

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) hosts the largest and most festive Second Saturday of the year on Saturday, December 14, 2013, starting at 9:00am and running into the evening. Holiday Second Saturday highlights will include the finale of the shopping spree contest, pet photos with Santa, music by the Joe King Trio, Holiday Crafty Balboa, Nice Things Handmade ornament show, Traveling Wares Holiday shopping, free food and drink samples, and tons of holiday sales.  For the most up-to-date information about Holiday Second Saturday, follow @epassyunkave on Twitter or RSVP to the event invite on the East Passyunk Avenue Facebook page. Holiday Second Saturday is part of the on-going “Deck the Ave” campaign on East Passyunk. For more information on the larger campaign, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com/events


** Win A Shopping Spree! Every $10 spent on EPA between Thanksgiving & Second Saturday is a chance to win a $100 shopping spree! Bring your receipts to the EPABID office (1904 EPA) between Noon and 4:00pm

** Pet Photos with Santa at Alphabet Garden (1631 EPA) - Bring Fido down for a picture with Santa, free with your camera or purchase a photo package. Sponsored by Beneficial Bank. 11:00am to 1:00pm

** Holiday Crafty Balboa (Neumann-Goretti HS, 11th & Moore) - Shop for crafts from Ave and other crafters and win prizes from EPA businesses! 11am to 5:00pm For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/443898642382311/

** Photos with Santa at Alphabet Garden - Bring the kids and your camera for free or purchase a photo package. Sponsored by Beneficial Bank. This is also the last day for Toys for Tots! 1:00pm to 3:00pm

DAYTIME MERCHANT EVENTS (listed by start time):

** Headhunters Hair Design (1718 EPA) - Tighten and firm your body with botanically-infused cloth wraps at the first-ever "It Works! Wrap Party." Receive each wrap for only $25 + FREE samples and a gift bag! Plus, all-day sale of 50% off jewelry, $20 blowouts and spray tans. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate & cookies. 10:00am to 3:00pm

** Ms Goody Cupcake (1838 EPA) - Free hot cocoa + with every $20 gift card purchase get a $5 gift card free. 10:00am to 3:00pm

**Sermania Jewelry (1719 EPA) - Receive 25% off select sterling silver jewelry, from holiday accessories to classic items. Save 15% off custom made gold or sterling pieces, made on our premises by Joe. Refreshments will be on hand. 10:00am to 8:00pm

** A Star is Born (1821 EPA) - Buy a $25 gift card and get $5 free + for every $100 spent on merchandise get a $20 gift card to be used on a future purchase (with mention of 2nd Saturday). 11:00am to 5:00pm

** N.R.S Boutique (1822 EPA) - All day sale of 20% off all items, new holiday dresses and NYE outfits will be featured + complimentary wine. 12:00pm to 8:00pm

** HOME | a furnishings boutique (1815 EPA) - Complimentary refreshments while you shop. 12:00pm to 9:00pm

** Hip & Thrifty (1810 EPA) - Buy one item get another for 1/2 off. 12:00pm to 9:00pm

** Ray's Happy Birthday Bar (1200 EPA) - Traveling Wares Holiday shopping. 1:00pm to 6:00pm

** Metro Men's Clothing (1600 EPA) - Complimentary cocktails while you shop. 2:00pm to 8:00pm

** Santa at Black N Brew (1523 EPA) - Bring the kids for hot chocolate and pics with Old St. Nick. 3:00pm to 4:00pm 

** Wake Up Yoga (1839 EPA) - Donation Class to Benefit the St Francis de Sales Parish Outreach Center. Taught by Alane Benson. No minimum donation; donations by cash or check only, please. 4:00pm to 5:00pm More info: http://wakeupyoga.com/content/second-saturday-donation-class-benefit-st-francis-de-sales-parish-outreach-center-walane-ben 

EVENING MERCHANT EVENTS (listed by start time):

** Occasionette (1825 EPA) - Complimentary cider + cookies Saturday while shoppers browse special items during the Fair & Square Pop Up shop. 4:00pm to 9:00pm

** The Bottle Shop (1837 EPA) - Bell's Brewery Beer Sampling featuring Bell's Seasonal Stout Series & Winter Brews. 5:00pm to 9:00pm

** Frame Fatale (1813 EPA) – Check out our artisan maps of the area available framed or unframed. Complimentary refreshments 6:00pm to 9:00pm

** Mockingbird Salon (1822 S. 13th Street) - 3 Year Anniversary Party with food & drinks, live music and art from a variety of local artists. 6:00pm to 9:00pm

** Nice Things Handmade (1731 EPA) - Annual Handmade Ornament Show! Enjoy and shop from one-of-a-kind ornaments. Snacks & drinks. 6:00pm to 10:00pm

** CLOTH (1605 E. Passyunk) - Cloth "After Hours" features adult beverages, holiday goodies and 10% off all toys. 7:00pm to 9:00pm

** Ray's Happy Birthday Bar (1200 EPA) - Free concert with Baffle the Cat. 10pm


East Passyunk Deck the Ave Holiday Campaign


East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to over 150 independently-owned shops and restaurants, offering an excellent opportunity to stretch your legs and take a stroll up the Avenue.  For more information and directions, like East Passyunk Avenue on Facebook, follow @epassyunkave on Twitter, pin East Passyunk Avenue on Pinterest or visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com.