Historic Holidays Return to Old City with Old City Shopping Stroll and Old City Holiday Pass

-Courtesy of Aversa PR & Events

Celebrate the season in America’s most historic square mile with Historic Holidays in Old City! Festivities run all the way through New Year’s Day in Old City District, with something for everyone on Santa’s list. The Old City Holiday Shopping Pass is back and brings with it special offers and deals at more than 40 shops, restaurants, museums and attractions. Plus, shoppers can enter to win prize packs and $500 in gift cards. The Old City Shopping Stroll returns Wednesday, December 14th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Participating stories will extend their hours and shoppers will receive a free Old City tote bag with any purchase, while supplies last. After shopping, Arch Street Meeting House will offer a holiday movie from 7-8:30pm, with a suggested donation of $5.

Old City bakeries and sweet shops like Franklin Fountain, Shane’s Candy and Oui Pastry serve up special seasonal sweets and treats. Old City restaurants celebrate the Feast of the 7 Fishes with special menus at Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti, The Olde Bar by Chef Jose Garces, La Famiglia Ristorante, Fork and Spasso Italian Grill. Chef Jose Garces serves up a Christmas Eve Prime Rib Roast at Amada. For New Year’s Eve, look for celebrations at Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti, Fork, The Olde Bar and Amada. On New Year’s Day, look for Positano Coast’s famous brunch to ring in the new year. Full details on the all the festive and delicious happenings in Old City, visit https://www.oldcitydistrict.org/things-do/historic-holidays-old-city

The Old City Holiday Pass makes its debut this holiday season. Sign up at www.oldcitydistrict.org and enjoy special offers and deals at more than 40 shops, restaurants, museums, and attractions all holiday season long, through December 30th. Plus, have the chance to win Old City holiday prize packs and $500 in gift cards to participating Old City businesses! (*No purchase necessary to enter. See Contest Rules on the OCD website.)

Dozens of Old City shops will stay open late on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 for special holiday shopping hours from 5:00-7:00pm. Receive a free Old City tote bag with any purchase – while supplies last – at participating locations! Also, don’t miss the Farmers Market at Christ Church’s Holiday Pop-Up Market from 3:00-7:00pm at 2nd and Church Streets. Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch Street, will offer a holiday showing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas from 7:00-8:30pm. Tickets are a suggested donation of $5 per attendee and includes admission to the museum.

Old City Holiday Shopping Stroll participants include:
Anima Natural Pet Products, 304 Arch Street
Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd Street
Artist & Craftsman Supply, 307 Market Street
Benjamin Lovell Shoes, 60 N. 3rd Street
Boxbar, 241 Race Street
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Claudia Mills Studio, 133 N. 3rd Street
Dafina Co., 47 N. 3rd Street
Damari, 72 N. 2nd Street
Elektra Vintage, 53 N. 3rd Street
The Franklin Fountain, 116 Market Street
Hitched, 67 N. 2nd Street
Kick Axe Throwing, 232 Market Street
The Link Studios, 213 Arch Street
Midnight Lunch Studio, 20 S. 3rd Street
Millesime, 33 N. 2nd Street
More Than Old, 144 N. 3rd Street
Museum of Illusions, 401 Market Street
Opportunity Barks, 38 S. 3d Street
Red Parasol Cafe, 220 Market Street
Philadelphia Independents, 35 N. 3rd Street
Riverwards Produce, 146 N. Bread Street
Sage Hair Collective, 53 N. 2nd Street
Shane Confectionery, 110 Market Street
Unique Photo, 28 S. 2nd Street
Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E

More to be announced!

For the movie screening
Arch Street Meeting House will host an indoor screening of holiday favorite, How the Grinch Stole Christmas following the Old City Holiday Stroll on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Tickets are a suggested donation of $5 per attendee, and includes admission to the museum. Feel free to bring snacks, BYOB, and have fun! Doors will be opening at 7:00pm. Movie will begin at 7:30pm to give attendees the opportunity to get settled and explore the exhibits. Chairs will be provided, but picnic blankets are welcome. 

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