Ardmore, PA - Celebrate holidays on the Main Line with a month of festive offerings in Downtown Ardmore starting on Black Friday and running through December 23rd. The downtown business community kicks off the holidays with the Ardmore Holiday Kick-Off and Tree Lighting on Black Friday, November 27th, at 5:00 pm.
Ardmore Initiative, Ardmore Business Association and sponsor PECO will live stream Santa's arrival and the lighting of the Christmas Tree with special guest Cinderella by A Dash of Magic. The thirty-minute program will feature a surprise entrance for Jolly Ole St. Nick himself, songs by everyone's favorite princess Cinderella presented by A Dash of Magic Events, and remarks by local dignitaries. The Holiday Rally for Ardmore Restaurants and Retail will then start on Small Business Saturday, November 28th, and run through December 23rd.
Head out and support dozens of small local businesses for everyone on Santa's wish list and find gifts, decor, fashion, ornaments, food, drink and so much more. Every shopper that spends $25 at participating businesses can enjoy a free entry to win prizes valued up to $1,000 in total - including a $100 gift card winner every week in December. On Sunday, December 13th, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, bundle up and head to Cricket Ave for Christmas on Cricket. Join Lulu’s Casita and pucciManuli for a jolly good time as they welcome Santa, The Grinch, and Elf on the Shelf!
The morning will be filled with holiday tunes with Roots with Ruark, ornament making, hot chocolate & cookies, and a special storytime! Space is limited due to capacity restrictions. Finally, enjoy FREE parking at all downtown Ardmore meters and lots on Saturday, November 28th, December 5, December 12, and December 19th courtesy of the Ardmore Initiative, Ardmore Business Association, and Lower Merion Township. For event details, info about the Rally, or for a directory of businesses, visit www.destinationardmore.com.
"Ardmore Initiative is proud to partner with Ardmore Business Association, sponsor PECO and all of our restaurants and retail shops to celebrate the holidays," said Ardmore Initiative Executive Director Nancy Scarlato. "While the pandemic may have postponed and changed some of our beloved holiday traditions and plans, the need to shop and support local and small businesses is still the same. In fact, our Downtown Ardmore merchants need your support more than ever before as we look to change the way we shop and celebrate the holidays. Please watch for our holiday kick-off online and then come out and shop at your own pace all month long for a chance to win $1,000 in prizes! Plus, don't forget free parking on Saturdays between November 28 to December 19."
It is the most magical time of year on the Main Street of the Main Line as Ardmore Initiative and partners kick-off a festive month of socially-distanced festivities and shopping. Due to the pandemic, Ardmore's annual holiday traditions have changed this year to create a safe and healthy atmosphere to shop and support local Downtown Ardmore merchants.
ARDMORE HOLIDAY KICK-OFF AND VIRTUAL TREE LIGHTING Friday, November 27, 2020, Black Friday Open to the public ONLINE - streaming starts at 5:00 pm
Ardmore Initiative, Ardmore Business Association and sponsor PECO to present the Ardmore Holiday Kick-off and Virtual Tree Lighting viewed starting at 5:00 pm on Facebook Live from @DestinationArdmore and @ArdmoreBiz pages. A recorded video will then be available later on both sites as well. Look for a surprise Santa sighting as he makes a grand entrance to help light up the tree at Schauffele Plaza. Everyone’s favorite Disney princess Cinderella by A Dash of Magic Events will make a magical appearance and sing favorite holiday and movie songs for everyone watching online and on TV. Local dignitaries will welcome guests online, make holiday gift suggestions, talk about how and why to shop small and local, and then countdown to the lighting with Santa Claus and Cinderella. This event is virtual only and broadcast from Downtown Ardmore. The tree will be lit for the remainder of the month starting on Small Business Saturday through Christmas for those that want to view it and take in-person photos. The ceremony in-person is not open to the public but available on local TV stations covering the event and on Facebook.
HOLIDAY RALLY FOR ARDMORE RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL November 28th - December 23rd Dozens of participating restaurants and retailers in Downtown Ardmore
Small Business Saturday kicks off the Holiday Rally for Ardmore Restaurants and Retail! Throughout the month of December, the Ardmore Initiative wants to encourage everyone to shop, dine, and visit Ardmore!
Scarlato said, “The Rally for Ardmore is a popular promotion that benefitted over 50 businesses and generated over $10,000 for the Ardmore small business community during the COVID lockdown in April. We are ready to shatter that record in December!”
FREE PARKING IN ARDMORE Every Saturday between Small Business Saturday and Christmas All Downtown Ardmore meters and lots
Enjoy FREE parking at all downtown Ardmore meters and lots on Saturday, November 28th, December 5, December 12, and December 19th courtesy of the Ardmore Initiative, Ardmore Business Association, and Lower Merion Township.
CHRISTMAS ON CRINGLE Sunday, December 13th, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Outside on Cricket Avenue between Lancaster and Cricket Terrace
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