"We are excited to partner with the Phillies for this annual festive tradition that brings families and sports fans together in celebration of the holidays," said Ric Harris, President and General Manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62.
Also on site will be the Phillies broadcasters, who will be available for meet and greets, and Sportsradio 94WIP will be broadcasting live. The free and fun shopping day will culminate with the team's Tree Lighting tradition at the Third Base Plaza, which will be emceed by Phillies Director, Public Affairs Scott Palmer; plus, Phanta Claus, Charlie Manuel, and other special guests - including NBC10 News at 5PM anchors Keith Jones and Erin Coleman - will lead fans in a countdown to illuminate the Phillies' ballpark and Christmas tree with thousands of twinkling lights.
Throughout the day, fans will be treated to Saturday Holiday Sale event specials including 20% off all purchases and more than a dozen $15 door busters featuring select backpacks, artwork, cooler bags, toys and blankets at up to 70% off. Other specials include: a signed baseball with player jersey purchase and free cap carrier case with purchase of two New Era caps. There will also new holiday items, toys, sweaters, caps and jewelry available for sale. The new December Phanatic Bobble of the Month, featuring the Phillie Phanatic as Phanta Claus, will also be available, while supplies last.
"We want to help fans find the perfect holiday gifts, while also having plenty of free holiday fun with reindeer, Phanta Claus and Charlie Manuel," said Scott Brandreth, Director, Phillies Merchandising. "We look forward to celebrating the holidays on December 3 with our fans at the Phillies biggest holiday shopping and fan event of the season."
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/holidays 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 3
10 a.m. Majestic Clubhouse Store Opens
Holiday shopping for gifts to put under the tree including signed and game-used items featured at the Phillies Charities Memorabilia Sale.
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Secure 2017 Season Tickets or a Three Game Pack for the biggest Phillies fan on your shopping list with a member of the Phillies Sales Team.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Take photos of reindeer on the Main Concourse.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Meet & greets with Phillies broadcasters Tom McCarthy and Larry Andersen, and former broadcaster Chris Wheeler*.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Holiday photos with Phanta Claus.
12 - 1 p.m. Book Signing with Len Epstein, The Phillie Phanatic Children's Book Series illustrator.
1 - 3:30 p.m. Watch a live broadcast by SportsRadio 94WIP.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Pheel The Love book signing with authors Tom Burgoyne (also the Phanatic's best friend) & Evan Marcus.
2 - 3 p.m. Meet & greets with Phillies broadcasters Ben Davis, Scott Franzke and Gregg Murphy*.
2 - 4 p.m. Photos in the Phillies Clubhouse along with visits to the field and dugout.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Holiday #Selfies with 2008 World Series manager Charlie Manuel. Plus, meet & greets with NBC10 News at 5PM anchors Keith Jones and Erin Coleman.
5 p.m. Phillies Christmas Tree & Ballpark Holiday Lighting led by Phillies Director, Public Affairs Scott Palmer, featuring Phanta Claus and Charlie Manuel! Plus, NBC10 News at 5PM anchors Keith Jones and Erin Coleman will help the Phanatic light the tree at the Third Base Plaza.
6 p.m. Majestic Clubhouse Store closes.
*broadcasters subject to change.
MORE FREE PHILLIES HOLIDAY FAN EVENTS
Fans are also invited to the Phillies Authentics Clubhouse Sale, featuring a meet and greet with Phillies Manager Pete Mackanin & photos with Phanta Claus on Saturday, December 10.