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Philadelphia, PA - Manayunk Development Corporation presents Holidays in Manayunk featuring five weeks of festivities that will have you thinking you stepped right into a Hallmark Movie. Manayunk Gets LIT lights up Main Street as 40 businesses compete to see who has the most bling on the block. Get LIT Weekends start November 30th will feature all the twinkling lights, food and drink deals, shopping specials, festive live entertainment, visits from Santa, and the return of the Jolly Trolley. Take in the lights and get ready to shop, dine and be merry as you ride down Main Street in the free Jolly Trolley that will stop along Main Street at your favorite businesses. The Jolly Trolley expands this year to include more dates and times than ever before! While visiting, shop small and shop local and support dozens of small businesses throughout the charming Philadelphia neighborhood that are offering deals, events and features for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. While visiting Manayunk, stop at one of Philadelphia's top Christmas Pop-up Bars. Taqueria Amor transforms itself into Señor Grinch for the fourth year in a row - with thousands of lights and decorations outside, and a head-to-toe make-over inside that will warm the heart of the Grinch-iest Grinches in all of Philadelphia. Look for over-the-top decorations, holiday movie clips and projections, special holiday dishes (like Bah-Humbug Birria Tacos), theme cocktails, photo opps and more. Santa Paws is back on Saturday, December 2nd with pet photos with the man in red. On Saturday, December 9th, come dressed in your holiday finest for the 9th Annual Rudolphi Run starting at Manayunk Canal starting at 9:00am to support North Light Community Center. While visiting, help families in need all season long by donating to Operation Santa. Donations can be dropped off at 4312 Main Street. Pick an item off the gift tree to donate! For more about these and many other happenings for Holidays in Manayunk, visit

"Manayunk is simply the best place in Philadelphia to see holiday magic in action," said Manayunk Development Corporation Executive Director Gwen McCauley. "The season kicks off with Manayunk Gets LIT and the lighting of the holiday tree - and continues through New Year's Eve. Our holiday programs have grown organically over the years as our local community continues to support the district, particularly in a post Covid/ Hurricane Ida world.  Our pedestrian scale Main Street is festooned with hundreds of thousands of lights that, altogether, create an exciting and free holiday activity for people of all ages to enjoy. Our holiday programs bring together the best of the urban experience and the small town charm that distinguishes Manayunk from other districts and neighborhoods in the city of Philadelphia."

For the 2023 holiday season, Manayunk aims to look and feel like a scene from a movie. Last week, festivities kicked off with snow flying on Main Street during the largest tree lighting in Manayunk history - with over 2,000 merry-makers filling Main Street and Canal View Park. The same night Manayunk Get LIT flipped the switch for the thousands of guests. Look for local small businesses to also celebrate Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Holidays in Manayunk start now and here's the details on the full line-up. Next up, look for Manayunk Get LIT Weekends to return with the FREE Jolly Trolley starting November 30th. 


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. Visitors can cast their vote for their favorite light display.  All voters will be entered for their chance to win a $200 MNYK Shopping Spree!

Participating Businesses:
Baker Street Partners
Bar Jawn
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
And more!


Starts November 30th! 

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 festively decorated Jolly Trolley will run up and down Main Street making several stops at your favorite businesses including Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory, Lucky's Last Chance, and Taqueria Amor! Plus, it's the best way to take in all the twinkling lights. Secret Santa will give away swag bags and prizes during select weekends - keep an eye out for prizes and surprises.

Get LIT Weekends
November 30 through December 23
Thursdays & Fridays: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturdays: 1:00pm to 9:00pm

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 & Canal View Park (4410 Main St.)
Cotton Street

Entertainment & Special Guests:
Schedule is subject to change

Nov. 30 - Courtney’s Carolers (5:00pm to 8:00pm)
Dec. 1 - Christmas Elf (5:00pm to 7:00pm)
Dec. 2 - Santa (1:00pm to 3:00pm)
Dec. 7- Santa (5:00pm to 8:00pm)
Philadelphia Freedom Band (7:00pm to 8:00pm)
Dec. 8 - The Grinch (5:00pm to 8:00pm)
Dec. 9 - Philly Accents (1:00pm to 3:00pm)
Dec. 14 - Courtney’s Carolers (5:00pm to 8:00pm)
Dec. 15 - Olaf the Snowman (5:00pm to 8:00pm)
Dec. 16 - Santa (1:00pm to 3:00pm)
Dec. 21 - Santa (5:00pm to 8:00pm)
Dec. 22 - Rudolph (5:00pm to 8:00pm)
Dec. 23 - Santa (1:00pm to 3:00pm)

Entertainers will both ride the trolley and be strolling on Main Street during each entertainment block. If visitors don't see them on the trolley, then look out along the main retail strip.


Manayunk Celebrates Hanukkah with ‘Eight Crazy Nights” of Instagram giveaways from December 7 to December 15. During the Festival of Lights, on December 7, 8, 9 and 14, riders on the Jolly Trolley during the Festival of Lights can get Hanukkah Gelt and goodie bags. 

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. 2023.

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

Orbit Gallery
Pop-up event with artist, Geri DiBiase from 12-5PM
DiBiase will be exhibiting a new collection of Christmas ornaments (including a Manayunk-centric one) in addition to her large collection of photographs.
Light food & refreshments courtesy of Winnie's Manayunk

Lila Philadelphia
Grinch Who Stole Christmas Pop-Up Event
Window display and decorations
Custom Grinch sugar cookies and gift with purchase

Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory
Reduced prices on take-home pints, half gallons, t-shirts and hats

Taqueria Amor
Gift card promotion - for every $100 spent in gift cards, guests receive $20

Sulimay's On Main
20% off all products at Manayunk location

Urbanburb Furniture
15% off entire store

Expect Lace
Buy more, save more promotion

The Main Street Team at Copper Hill Real Estate
Parent Pit Stop!
Coffee and hot apple cider with options to spike.
Kids and parents can make their own ornament to take home. From noon until we run out.

dtXfy Sauna Studio
Buy 1 Gift Card and Get Second Gift Card at 50% Off

The Little Apple
Disco Cowgirl Pop-Up Event
Free gifts with purchase
Refreshments & treats

City of Paws Pet Care
Store wide sales
Free poop bags or cat treat for first 25 customers

Remix on Main
Champagne and sales!

Philadelphia Runner
In-store sales all weekend long

Winnie's Market
Winnie's Market Holiday Pop-Up

Salon L
For every $100 spent in gift cards, guests receive $20
Offer valid 11/25 through 12/31

The Emporium by Lady Holiday
30% off all necklaces
$10 coupon with all purchases

Vamp Boutique
Storewide Sales
Sweet Treats
Free gift with purchase

20% off 1lb coffee bags (not to be combined with any other discount).

Clairvoyant Monica
Buy one tarot card reading, get one half off

McKenzie Sports Physical Therapy
Gift card special - $60 for one 60 minute massage ($100 value)
For purchase: Nov. 27 through Dec. 22

And More!


Taqueria Amor - Senor Grinch Pop-Up
Now through January 2, 2024
4410 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Señor Grinch is back for its 4th festive season at Taqueria Amor! Cheers to the start of the jolliest time of year with a Grincharita or Cindy Lou Who’s Spiked YooHoo! Christmas lights adorn the outside and inside of the cozy space. Once you are nestled into your seat enjoy classic Holiday movie clips on the projector show while feasting on Bah Humbug Birria tacos & warming up with a Tiny’s Tim Tequila Cider. Themed decor inspired by the Muppet’s Christmas Carol & Uncle Eddie will bring the nostalgia. Spend this season eating and drinking with those who bring you Holiday Amor! Running 11/16-1/2  
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 10:00am to 5:00pmThere will also be a vendor shopping event in the Pet Friendly yard from 10:00am to 3:00pm. 

Dress in your holiday best for the 9th Annual Rudolph Run by Philadelphia Runner 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 required on the Manayunk website. 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 Par  

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. 
Blondie - One of Philadelphia's most festive restaurants with a giant tree, old time bling and lights throughout - with a special holiday menu of cocktails and specials. 
Chabaa Thai & Yanako - Open Black Friday. Advance registration cooking class with Chef Moon in late Nov. Open Christmas Eve
Fat Lady Brewing - Open Black Friday. Every Friday in December: Ugly Sweater Cocktail Hour 6-8pm. December 1st : Gardyn Jazz Orchestra back to kick off the holiday season with a couple hours of holiday music. Dec 3rd - Brews with Santa event. Photos with Santa. New Year's Eve:  hosting a big event with Rob Tait and the info can be found on our ticket link.
Jake’s & Cooper’s Wine Bar and Wine Shop - open Christmas Eve until 8PM. Open NYE, regular menu perfect for those who want to eat before heading to a party or just a quiet night out
La Roca -  Open Black Friday. NYE party
Lincoln Mill Haunted House - Tis the season for the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Watch for a very special NEW Christmas Haunted House experience - details to be announced the first week of December. 
Lucky’s Last Chance & Lucky’s Roadside Stand - Thanksgiving Burger (photos and details on our insta)   Sunshine Sandwich Shop – Sir Stuffing – Sliced Turkey, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce on a Liscio’s long roll.
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant - CHRISTMAS - Monday December 25th Open 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM.  NEW YEAR'S EVE  Sunday December 31st. Celebrate the New Year with us and join us on New Year's Eve! 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Mia Ragazaa - Holiday happy hours (4-6PM)
The Goat’s Beard - Open Black Friday 12PM to 12AM. Holiday happy hours (4-6PM).
Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory - Homemade hot chocolate + specialty pizzelle waffle cones all season. Reduced prices on take-home pints, half gallons, t-shirts and hats for Small Business
Valerio Coffee Roasters - Last call “The Thanksgiving Day Parade” drink as coffee special for Thanksgiving. It is our “bada$$ dirty chai with pumpkin.” Closed on Thanksgiving. Black Friday and Small business Saturday special is: 20% off 1lb coffee bags both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Not to be combined with any other discount.  Announcing & kicking off our winter menus on 11/22 and that will be available through March. Menu is both local (pa) and hyperlocal this season with appropriately named drinks. Limited Christmas Eve hours. Special for New Year’s Eve – name to be announced on 11/22. 


For updates and more festive happenings, visit Manayunk Development Corporation's website at and social at @manyunkdotcom


The Manayunk Development Corporations (MDC) is a nonprofit corporation with both a primary business development mission and a cooperating community development mission. As a business development organization, MDC takes primary responsibility for the management, promotion, and positive business development of the Main Street business district. As a community development corporation, MDC cooperates with other civic and community organizations in the Manayunk area to plan and carry out community programming and physical improvement projects of interest to both businesses and residents in Manayunk.