Holiday Cheers: December Gets a Little More Merry at Thursday Night Happy Hours and Shopping Events

It’s no secret, December rolls around in Manayunk and things get very festive very fast. There’s so much to do, it’s almost impossible to keep track of it all, especially with the fast-paced lifestyles of Isle residents. Luckily, we’ve got the inside scoop and can let everyone know about all the worthwhile activities and events they need to check out. Some of our favorite festivities to look forward to every year are the neighborhood’s super fun Thursday nights. They provide a great opportunity to simultaneously celebrate the holidays and local business. Holiday Stroll shopping events are a perfect way to get some holiday shopping done, while the evening’s infamous Merry Merry Happy Hours bring a new meaning to the phrase “holiday cheers”.


Grab some friends and head over to Manayunk’s Main Street, it’s less than a three-minute walk from your apartment at The Isle when you use our private bridge. Every week the Holiday Stroll shopping event has a different theme, so the fun never gets repetitive. This year’s themes are Sweets and Spirits Night, Men’s Shopping Night, Dashing Through the Stores, and our favorite, Secret Santa Night, where shoppers who spend a certain amount at participating retailers will get to fish out a gift card or promo.


For everyone over the holiday shopping rush, there’s Merry Merry Happy Hours. Take advantage of great deals on drinks from local bars and restaurants. Even if you aren’t into the holidays, there’s this magical way cheap drinks can lift your spirits from bah humbug to excited elf. Happy hour runs from 6 pm to 9 pm every Thursday. Participating businesses include Bourbon Blue, The Couch Tomato, SOMO, The Goat’s Beard, The Spicy Belly, Sona Pub and Kitchen, and Winnie’s Manayunk. Not a drinker? Stop by “Healthy Hour” at The Wall Cycling for $10 walk-in fitness classes.


Check out the event page for more info. Stay warm and safe this December!