For the first time at the event, fans will have the chance to take photos with live reindeer on the Main Concourse, visit Phanta Claus, take images of the decorated Phillies Clubhouse, take holiday photos on the field and in the dugouts, and engage in holiday #selfies with 2008 World Series manager Charlie Manuel.
Also on site will be the Phillies broadcasters, who will be available for a meet and greet, and Sportsradio 94WIP will be broadcasting live. Plus, fans can enjoy Christmas music throughout the day, courtesy of 98.1 WOGL. The free and fun shopping day will culminate with the team's Tree Lighting tradition at the Third Base Plaza, which will include Phanta Claus, first base coach and alumnus Mickey Morandini, and other special guests - including Ralphie and Randy from Walnut Street Theatre's 'A Christmas Story' - who will lead fans in a countdown to illuminate the Phillies' ballpark and Christmas tree with thousands of twinkling lights.
In addition, the event will include plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping and feature a Fit in the Bag shopping sale: with the purchase of a Phillies reusable bag, fans will receive 30% off whatever will fit in the bag.
"We've had a lot of fun planning this year's big holiday shopping event," said Scott Brandreth, Director, Phillies Merchandising. "Where else would you be able to find reindeer, Phanta Claus and Charlie Manuel all in one place? We look forward to celebrating the holidays on December 5 with our fans at this free and fun outing."
Free parking is available in Lot S, located off Pattison Avenue between Broad Street and Citizens Bank Way (must mention Phillies event to get free parking). Please visit www.phillies.com/events or call the Majestic Clubhouse Store at 267-570-2333 for the most up-to-date schedule.
Phillies Holiday Sale & Tree Lighting with Phanta Claus, Saturday December 5
Note: Each attraction is limited to the first 500 fans and weather permitting.
||Majestic Clubhouse Store Opens
||Holiday shopping includes gifts to put under the tree, including signed and game-used items featured at the Phillies Charities Memorabilia Sale; Opening Day Holiday Packs; and tickets to all home games, among others. Plus, the day will feature raffle prizes. Check out Phillies on Pinterest for more gift ideas.
|10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
||Meet & Greet with broadcasters Tom McCarthy & Larry Andersen
|11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
||Meet & Greet with Phillies' Chris Wheeler
|11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
||Holiday photos with Phanta Claus
|12 - 1 p.m.
||Book signing with The Phillie Phanatic Children's Book Series illustrator Len Epstein
|1 - 3 p.m.
||Photos with Live Reindeer on the Main Concourse, thanks to Z Arch Barn Farm
|1 - 3:30 p.m.
||Sportsradio 94WIP's Rob Charry and Rickie Ricardo will be broadcasting live
|2 - 3 p.m.
||Meet & Greet with broadcasters Ben Davis & Scott Franzke
|2 - 4 p.m.
||Holiday photos in the decorated Home Clubhouse, on the field and in the dugouts
|3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
||Holiday #Selfies with Charlie Manuel
||Phillies Christmas Tree & Ballpark Lighting, featuring Phillies first base coach and former player Mickey Morandini, Phanta Claus, Phoebe and members of the Galapagos Gang! Plus Ralphie and Randy from 'A Christmas Story' at The Walnut Street Theater will also help the Phanatic light the tree. Takes place at the Third Base Plaza.
More Free Phillies Holiday Fan Events
Fans are also invited to the Phillies Authentics Clubhouse Sale featuring Photos with Phanta Claus on Saturday, Dec. 19.