Passyunk tree lighting to be bigger than ever – plus free stuff

The Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation is going all out this year for the tree lighting next Thursday, Nov. 29, complete with free food and booze!

Sam Sherman at PARC says Stateside will be providing an “adult beverage;” Black & Brew, hot chocolate; FOND/Belle bakery, cookies/dessert; Paradiso/Izumi, sushi/bruschetta; Le Virtu, pasta; Birra—Pizza & meatballs; Chiarella’s, sausage and peppers, maybe.

From last year (and the Facebook invite)

Sherman says they’re closing the streets around the fountain this year in anticipation that they’ll have a larger crowd, as many as 400 people. No doubt that free stuff helps.

There will also be carolers from Alphabet Academy at 5 PM with Santa Claus arriving at 5:30. The student rock band from Andrew Jackson School will begin performing at 5:30. Cocktails and beverages should be ready to serve at 5 and food should be ready to serve by about 5:30. The whole shindig goes till about 7:30.

Check out the Facebook invite here. And you know what? We just realized the invite doesn’t say what time the actual lighting is. We’ll check in and get right back to you.