From Curbed Philly:

And now, the conclusion of the Curbed Cup, our annual award to the Philly neighborhood of the year. Because this is the most important decision of all time, the polls will be left open until noon, January 2. Let the final battle begin!

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Bring on the P’unk! Best Neighborhood of the Year comes down to East Passyunk Crossing vs. Passyunk Square.

Vote for EPX in the Curbed Cup! We are up against our neighbors to the north, Passyunk Square, for Philadelphia neighborhood supremacy! (not really).

You can vote by clicking here.

Help us win bragging rights and the friendly wager! (food from Passyunk Square Civic at our next General Meeting)

In honor of the holiday season, QOTA will be collecting gift cards to grocery, toy and pharmacy stores. Any amount is appreciated and they will be distributed to local needy families through EPX’s “Holiday Giving” program.

Join QOTA on Tuesday December 18th from 6-9 p.m. at Birra 1700 East Passyunk Avenue. Birra has quickly earned a spot as an Avenue favorite for serving up what might just be some of the best pizza on this side of the Atlantic. Complimentary lite fare and drink specials will be served.

Hope to see you there!

Santa Suds & Spirits

EPX supports and invites neighbors to attend the EPABID event Spirits & Suds with Santa!
Wednesday, December 12, 5:30-10pm …this holiday past-time will benefit EPX’s annual Holiday Giving and several needy families will receive gift cards to Super Markets, Pharmacy, Toy Stores and other stores.

Join Santa as he gets his jolly on at 12 East Passyunk bars, pubs and restaurants. The $5 admission gets you $3 craft beers, $4 merry cocktails and $5 snacks (select locations), a Santa or Elf hat, and Santa’s Sipping Stamp Card. Cards will be stamped with your purchase of every drink or food item, and after collecting 5 stamps, you’ll be entered to win a package of $300 in gift certificates from the participating bars and other great prizes. Every stamp over 5 gets an extra chance.

Registration will be held at Urban Jungle (1526-30 EPA) from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Stamp cards will be collected at Cantina Los Caballitos (1651 EPA) at 10pm. Participating Bars with food and drink specials are all on our Facebook Event Page.

Super Sized Second Saturday
December 8, noon-10pm
The Avenue is taking Second Saturday up a notch for the holiday season with specials and events for all, including Our Holiday Second Saturday is the biggest of the year! In addition to great sales, free refreshments and special events at our retail shops, we will have lots of family-friendly events and entertainment throughout the day.

**11am-1pm: Pet Photos with Santa at Alphabet Garden, 1631 EPA

**11am-3pm: Toys for Tots Drive at Alphabet Garden

**11am-6pm: Crafty Balboa Holiday Craft Show with Nice Things Handmade and NRS Boutique at Neumann Goretti HS, 1736 S 10th Street

**12-4pm: Shopping Spree raffle & rrefreshments at 1904 EPA

**1-3pm: Joe King’s Strolling Christmas Trio along the Ave

**1-3pm: Photos with Santa at Alphabet Garden

**1-6pm: Travelling Wares Hurricane Sandy Benefit at Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar, 1200 EPA

**3-4pm: Hot Chocolate with Santa at Black N Brew, 1523 EPA

**6-10pm: Nice Things Handmade’s Annual Ornament Show, 1731 EPA

For details and a full list of events and specials, please visit our Facebook Event Page.

A full listing of the events and promotions can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/events/190185931069446/

CRAFTY BALBOA HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW: Saturday December 8th from11am to 6pm!
SS Neumann Goretti High School (1736 South Tenth Street)
Nicole Rae Styer Boutique and Nice Things…Handmade team up with Crafty Balboa to present 60+ artists and crafters for all your handmade holiday shopping. The first 50 shoppers in the door receive limited edition Girls Can Tell totes filled with special items from our vendors! Be sure to have your photo taken at the Photobot 3000 photobooth. For more info + updates visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/372948106123252/?fref=ts