Phillies Holiday Sale & Tree Lighting set for Saturday

Phillies Holiday Sale & Tree Lighting set for Saturday

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies are kicking off the holidays this Saturday at Citizens Bank Park, when they will have their annual Holiday Sale & Tree Lighting, featuring Charlie Manuel and the Phillie Phanatic.

"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," Phillies director of merchandising Scott Brandreth said in a statement.

Some of the day's highlights include:

Phillies Charities Memorabilia Sale beginning at 10 a.m. ET

• Taking photos with live reindeer on the main concourse from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Meet-and-greets with Phillies broadcasters Tom McCarthy and Larry Andersen and former broadcaster Chris Wheeler from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and with Ben Davis, Scott Franzke and Gregg Murphy from 2-3 p.m.

• Holiday photos with Phanta Claus from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Photos in the Phillies' dugout and visits to the clubhouse from 2-4 p.m.

• Selfies with Manuel from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

• Tree lighting at 5 p.m.

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Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.