East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is keeping the spirit of All Hallows Eve alive by safely celebrating the spooky holiday in the form of a socially distanced scavenger hunt, seasonal eats, libations, and shopping, and pre-packed “trick or treat” bags for children in costume, from Saturday, October 24 through Saturday, October 31.
In an effort to give children the authentic Halloween tradition, while staying safe and following CDC guidelines, East Passyunk Avenue has set up two locations – Society Hill Dance Academy (1919 East Passyunk) and the driveway of the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (1430 East Passyunk) – as the pick-up spots for families to come in costume and grab pre-packaged “trick or treat” bags from 11am – 1pm on Saturday, October 31.
The individually wrapped goodie bags will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis as there a total of 1,000 bags. Inside the “trick or treat” bags will include candy, toys, and some may have items from local businesses that children are sure to enjoy.
“Having Halloween alternatives this year means that everyone can still safely enjoy this fall tradition that has always brought fun and fantasy to East Passyunk,” said EPABID Executive Director Adam Leiter. “It wouldn’t be the same without families, friends, and furry pals in costume on the Avenue, and our businesses are committed to keeping the fun of the holiday alive while following necessary safety precautions.”
For Halloween fans of all ages, there will be a scavenger hunt set up along the Avenue that can be filled out on mobile devices from October 24 – October 31. Businesses will have spooky decorations in windows and doors, for those participating to digitally add to the scavenger hunt. Those participating will be entered to win $100 worth of gift certificates on behalf of East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.
To learn more about the scavenger hunt, and for access to the form – visit: http://bit.ly/
Various restaurants, bars, and retail stores along the avenue will offer seasonal dishes, beverages, and shopping options to the public in the days leading up to Halloween and on Saturday, October 31. Some of the participants include:
· Amelie’s Bark Shop – Treats and dress-up items for customers’ favorite furry pals, including limited edition bandanas, mystery boxes, and more.
· Nice Things Handmade – Spooky-themed COVID masks available in the shop.
· Occasionette – Annual seasonal sale October 28 – 30 with 20% off everything (including holiday items) in the shop!
· River Twice – Join River Twice on All Hallows Eve, October 31 and on Sunday, November 1 for a special seven course tasting menu with each dish focusing on one of the seven deadly sins. Halloween costumes highly encouraged!
· Tildie’s Toy Box – The Halloween shop is open with costumes, goodie-bag stuffers, and at-home trick or treat scavenger hunt kits available for pre-order to pick up on October 26.
While families are trick-or-treating on Halloween afternoon, they are welcome to stop by The Singing Fountain and keep watch along the Avenue for fun-filled surprises, such as:
· The Bubble Queen at 12pm
· Positive Movement Drill Team Entertainment at 1pm
· Mark Brown Halloween Saxophone at 3pm
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District welcomes all to join in on the festivities, but ask that all are keeping themselves and others safe by wearing masks and remaining socially distanced.
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