Number One We Are - and Number One We Plan to Stay.  And looking at the Coaches Preseason Polls, it appears we're not the only 'ones' who think so...

On Friday, November 11th our Villanova Men's Basketball team kicks off the season against Lafayette - and if the early polls are right, the 'Cats are gonna be right back in the thick of things again this year. 

  • The BIG EAST preseason Coaches Poll selected them unanimously to capture the BIG EAST regular-season crown...again. For the third year in a row!
  • And in October's USA Today 2016-17 College Coaches Pre-Season Poll, Villanova is ranked 3rd behind the Blue Devils and Kansas.  (They're only off by 2 places ;)

Returning players Kris Jenkins and Josh Hart 
Here's a few reasons why people have reason to be optimistic about a Championship repeat:
  • The Wildcats have been the outright regular-season champion in each of the past three seasons, (This year would make it an unprecedented 4th consecutive title!)
  • For the 2nd straight season they set a school record for victories
  • Three key starters are back: Guard Josh Hart (named to the NCAA All-Final Four Team) --  Forward Kris Jenkins, who hit the championship-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer against North Carolina! -- and guard Jalen Brunson who averaged 9.6 points and made the BIG EAST All-Freshman team. 
So pull out last year's lucky Championship jersey and get ready to roar! Here's your 2016-17 Game Schedule:

Starting with 5 Games in November:
Fri Nov 11 vs Lafayette - 6:30 PM
Mon, Nov 14 @ Purdue - 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov 17 vs Western Michigan - 11:30 AM
Wed, Nov 23 vs Charleston - 7:00 PM
Tue, Nov 29 @ Penn - time TBA
Sat, Dec 3 vs Saint Joseph's - 1:00 PM
Tue, Dec 6 vs La Salle - *7:00 PM
Sat, Dec 10 vs Notre Dame - *12:00 PM
Tue, Dec 13 vs Temple - 7:00 PM
Wed, Dec 21 vs American - 6:30 PM
Wed, Dec 28 vs DePaul - 6:30 PM
Sat, Dec 31 @ Creighton -1:00 PM

Whether your seat is in the stadium, a dorm room or a living room, there are five Nova games this month - and we'll all be sitting on the edge of those seats, cheering like the crazy Delco fans we are!  (After all, there's a 2016 Championship trophy on campus that needs a new (2017) freind to talk to!) 
Go 'Cats!

Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova
Villanova University Website

This Year Marks the 14th Anniversary of Media's Big, Bluesy, Exuberant Jazz By Night Celebration! 

Over those 14 years, some of the best jazz musicians in the country have played at this festival, like Odean Pope, pictured above.

On Nov 19th more of that same rich, authentic Jazz will swoop into town filling 22 Media restaurants and bars with renowned musicians, vocalists, and talented acts from right here in the Delaware Valley. 

Hot Club of Philadelphia performs at FMFCU Coffee Beanery
The Jazz Fest is where outstanding chefs meet talented musicians - and together, make a night of pure magic!

Make reservations early because this is one of the busiest nights of the year.

2016 Musical Line-Up and Locations:

Bootsie Barnes B-3 Quartet w/ John Swana & Lucas Brown @ Azie (10:00)
Bobby Zankel & Wonderful Sound 5 (Bobby Zankel is pictured on the right in the headline photo) @ Sher-E-Punjab (9:30)
Pasquale Grasso Quartet @ Ariano (10:00)
Wojamm & Shiron Denise @ Stephen's on State (9:00)
Hot Club of Philadelphia @ FMFCU Coffee Beanery (7:30) *All-Ages
Phyllis Chapell (pictured below) w/ Dave Posmontier @ Margaret Kuo's (9:00) *All-Ages

An Evening w/ Marty Grosz @ 7 Stones Cafe (8:00) *All-Ages
Budesa Brothers @ Sligo (9:30)
Reverend Chris & The High Rollers @ Sterling Pig Brewery (10:00)
Chameleon @ John's Grille (8:00)
Kendrah Butler Trio @ Spasso Italian Grille (10:00)
Alan Lewine Xtet @ Desert Rose (6:00) **Dinner Seats Only-BYOB / All-Ages
Alan Lewine Xtet @ Diego's (9:30)
Joe Kenney Band @ Joclyn's (9:15)
M’Balia @ La Belle Epoque (10:00)

Ben Tinsley and Dimitri Papadopoulos @ Double Decker Pizza (8:00) *All-Ages
Jim Hensley @ Temaki Sushi Bar (7:00) **Dinner Seats Only-BYOB / All-Ages
Sycamore Muse @ House (6:00) **Dinner Seating Only – BYOB / All-Ages
Andrea Carlson Duo @ Lotus (6:00) **Dinner

This event is Co-Sponsored by WRTI 90.1 FM, Philly’s premier Jazz radio station!

  1. For venues that say "Reservations Requested," the music will take place during dinner hours. 
  2. At all other venues, make reservations for dinner "Before the Show."
  3. Most acts will play 2 or 3 sets.
Seating Only – BYOB / All-Ages
Line-up Subject to Change
* All-Ages Stages
** Dinner Seating Only, All-Ages

Jazz by Night Celebration
Click Here for Media Jazz Fest Website
State Street, Media, PA
6:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Whether you call it cutting a rug, pogo, busting a move, crunk or's time to show off your moves, and the DJs at Harrah's Casino are literally spinning out of control!  

Whether you're a local - or in town for the first time - check out these Friday & Saturday Night Dance Parties at Harrah's Casino and Race Track on the Delaware River - and remember, the parking is free!

On Friday, Nov 4th 
George Lamond headlines at The Club Mix 106.1 Friday Night Dance Party

  • Mega Freestyle Star George Lamond sings his smash hit "Bad of the Heart" and more in an evening that is broadcast LIVE on Mix 106.1 - hosted by Chio.  
  • DJ Robbie Rob along with Guest DJ Mr. Miami spins your favorite hits from Freestyle and the 90's, to now.
  • Doors open at 8pm and tickets will be available at the door, but discounted if purchased in advance online at the link below.
  • Those with a 2016 VIP Card can purchase tickets at the door for 50% off door price. 

Friday, Nov 18th
Chio's P1 Loyal Listener Party
DJ Robbie Rob will get everybody dancing -- plus this is the largest prize giveaway night of the year! Tickets will be available at door.

Saturday night, Nov 19th 
Cut loose at Louie DeVito's Classic House Party - Vol. 1
  • Featuring 23 Compilations released since 1999, DeVito has been a driving force in spreading Club Music to the masses. Get ready to bring back the Egypt & Shampoo days with Louie and an All-Philly Industry Reunion. 
  • DJ Mike Alba & DJ Ed Ex will be mixing it up while Rocco from Q102 & Jay Roy will be your hosts. 
  • General Admission tickets are available along with limited Reserved Seating VIP Bottle Service Packages. Doors open at 8PM.
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Race Track
Click Here for Harrah's Concert and Event Page
777 Harrah's Blvd, Chester
(800) 480-8020

The Battlefield's Patriots' Day Celebration carries a lot of meaning with it, as it occurs the same month that we exercise the most important act of Patriotism that any American can do - vote.

We honor those who fought for our freedom with each ballot we cast -- and Patriot's Day is an opportunity to learn more about the men and women who won us the ability to cast our votes by conscience, without fear or force.

On Saturday, November 26th come to the Brandywine Battlefield and get to know the people who made our freedom possible.  In fact General Washington and Ben Franklin have RSVP'd their attendance!

Plus there will be living history demonstrations, musket drills, period interpreters, blacksmith demonstrations and house tours.

18th-century medical “experts” will be on hand and there will be many activities for both children and adults.

The event is free with general admission:
-$8.00 Adults
-$7.00 Seniors (60+), AAA, AARP, Veterans
-$5.00 Children (6-12)

The event will take place from 9am to 4pm
Note: The Visitor’s Center is open until 4 PM each day the park is open.
Check out the House Tours, Museum, and Film Library
1491 Baltimore Pike – Chadds Ford

If  iTunes had been around in the mid-1800's, the top ten songs would have included several pieces of Chamber Music, a form of classical music designed for small groups of instruments and was initially performed by amateur musicians in their homes.  (Earning the moniker as the music of friends.)     
But as it moved into the Baroque era, composers like Antonio Vivaldi (whose Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos is part of the program) raised it to new levels of popularity, helping it migrate from homes to concert halls.  
REBEL NOTE: When young Beethoven showed his teacher,
Haydn, 3 new pieces he'd written called the Ghost Trio
Haydn warned Beethoven against publishing the third trio 
in C minor, because it was too radical, warning it would not
 " understood and favorably received by the public."

Beethoven (considered a young-gun musical rebel for his time) raised Chamber Music to a whole new plane, in both content and technical level.  His formal debut as a composer (at age 22) included the "Ghost" Trio, Op. 70, No. 1, which is also on the concert's playlist. 

Discover for yourself, the charm, simplicity and passion of this intimate music style by joining 300 friends for an unforgettable musical experience at the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center at Neumann University.

The Concert begins at 3pm and is Directed by Dr. Robert Whalen.

The Program:
Tomas Victoria
Alma Redemption Mater
Thomas Tallis
If ye love me
Giovanni Gabrieli
Canzon No. 8 for 8 parts
DCS Brass Ensemble
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos
Michael Berton and Leo Zumpetta, celli; Arnold Ostroff, piano
Elliot Carter
Two Movements from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani
Robert Whalen, timpani
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio Op. 70, No. 1 in D Major, "Ghost”
Arnold Ostroff, piano
Jeremy Desiderio, violin
Leo Zumpetta, cello

Tickets $12, Seniors and Students, $10, one free ticket for a child under 12 (with paying adult). Present a Delaware County Library card on the 20th, at the venue  and receive 2 tickets for the price of one. FREE PARKING is adjacent to the theatre - and the Life Center is handicapped accessible.

Sunday, November 20th - 3pm
Meagher Theatre at Neumann University,
One Neumann Drive, Aston, PA ( ¼ mile west of Concord Rd. and Rt. 452)
Delaware County Symphony Website

In today's language, this exhibit is a stunning mash-up of traditional American landscapes and experiences depicted in exciting mid-20th century modern styles from Fauvism to Cubism and beyond.

From Georgia O'Keeffe to N.C. Wyeth, tour our American Countryside through the eyes of modernism in the new Rural Modern Exhibit which opened this month at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Pictured: Artist Roger Medearis
From coastal New England to small-town Pennsylvania, Midwestern farms and other rural regions - See America through a modern 'eye' while browsing nearly 70 works of art completed between WWI and WWII.  

Featured Artists include:
Roger Medearis (1920 – 2001)
Medearis' paintings and lithographs can be found in the collections of the Butler Institute of American Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

Chimney and Water Tower by Charles Demuth,
a lifelong resident of Lancaster, PA. Photo:
Charles Henry Buckius Demuth (1883 – 1935) was an American watercolorist who turned to oils late in his career, developing a style of painting known as Precisionism.

"Search the history of American art and you will discover few watercolors more beautiful than those of Charles Demuth. Combining exacting botanical observation and loosely Cubist abstraction, his watercolors of flowers, fruit and vegetables have a magical liveliness and an almost shocking sensuousness."
-- Ken Johnson, The New York Times

Organized by the Museum's Associate Curator Amanda C. Burdan, the Rural Modern Exhibit will run through January 22nd.  A special catalogue is available, and features insightful essays by Burdan, herself as well as other noted scholars. 

The Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Click Here for More Information on the Rural Exhibit

Take a Flying Leap into the Holiday Season with The Nutcracker at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
This year marks a quarter century that The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet will bring to life Tchaikovsky's Christmas season classic at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.  Don't miss a chance to experience one of Tchaikovsky's best-known works, which has become  a holiday show tradition for families around the world.  There will be featured professional soloists and many of the region's best dancers.

FOR ONE OF THE BEST HOLIDAY FAMILY PHOTOS EVER...audience members are invited to have pictures taken with the cast after the Saturday Performances!

3 Days - 5 Shows
90 minutes, with intermission -- recommended for ages four and up
· Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:30 pm
· Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:00 am
· Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:00 pm
· Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:30 pm
· Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:30 pm

Ticket Prices
Orchestra: $22 -- Balcony: $18 -- Lower Sides: $15 -- Side Balcony: $10
Click Here For More Information and Tickets

About the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet and its Founders, Margarita and John White

Academy founders, Margarita and John White, met as members of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba where they performed internationally as Principal and Soloist dancers. They began their teaching careers after learning the Vaganova teaching method from Soviet ballet masters and opened the Academy in 1974.  Many of their graduates are dancing professionally in ballet companies throughout the world, and several have won high honors in international and national competitions.

But their professional story is entwined with a deeply personal one that involved life-changing decisions, international hostilities, and a generation of family separation.  

In just the past year, we entered a new era in US-Cuba relations...but Margarita White's story began long before normalization was ever contemplated.

MIRROR DANCE is a PBS film made in 2004 which focused on four years in the lives of two Cuban-born identical twins, Margarita and Ramona, who became estranged when one moved to the United States and the other remained in Cuba.

As a young girl in Havana, Margarita flourished in the state-supported dance system, rising from corps de ballet to prima ballerina. She married John White, an American recruited as Principal Soloist, while Ramona married Santiago Bello, a close associate of Castro.

In 1964, Margarita, her husband John and their infant son made the painful decision to emigrate to the US, leaving behind their careers and family.

Ramona remained in Cuba, a self-described "revolutionary woman."  Believing her twin to be a traitor, Ramona refused any contact.  Shot in both countries, the film chronicles their lives at a time when US-Cuba relations were hostile.  To find out what happened in the ensuing years, read more at  PBS Film Mirror Mirror

Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet
PA Academy of Ballet Website
29 N Narberth Ave Narberth, PA 19072
(610) 664-3455

Kick off the Holiday Season with an Uplifting Concert at the Tower Theater on Tuesday, Nov 29th at 7pm.

THE 5TH ANNUAL K-LOVE CHRISTMAS TOUR is back at the Tower with Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman and two-time GRAMMY nominated artist Crowder.  Plus the band Unspoken rounds out the concert!

Chapman is the most honored artist in Christian music history. 
He has 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, 48 No. 1 singles, more than eleven million albums sold and 8 RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit.

Website for Steven Curtis Chapman
Crowder has been embraced for his lyrically powerful and musically elaborate and unpredictable songs that have found themselves being sung everywhere from churches to clubs all across the country. Crowder’s first solo album, Neon Steeple, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, was named iTunes 2014 Christian Album of the Year, garnered multiple radio hits, two GRAMMY® nominations, a Grand Ole Opry debut, a Dove Award and multiple nods and numerous K-LOVE Fan Award Nominations.

This past August, the band Unspoken released their new album, Follow Through, which debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart, the highest debut of the band’s career.

K-LOVE creates media designed to inspire and encourage people - it is listener supported and delivers positive, encouraging contemporary Christian music through its 540 signals across 48 states.  Click Here for the KLove Website

The Tower Theater
Tower Theater Tickets Here
69th and Ludlow Streets  | Upper Darby, PA 19082

Delco Knows How to Talk Turkey Dinner. We love our food and we've got plenty of game when it comes to Holiday dining! 

Whether you're this year's Thanksgiving Chef or you're looking for one - Delco does delicious from one corner of the county to the other!  

FOR THOSE COOKING A FAMILY DINNER AT HOME... Here are some of Delco's hot spots for local veggies, meats, treats, organic foods and more: 
Linvilla Orchards is all about fun, hayrides and great food.
But mostly it's about me, there's no way you'll leave
without a few sweet treats in your bag!

If you (like thousands of others) plan to put Linvilla Orchard items on your Thanksgiving table -- ORDER NOW! 

Linvilla's bakers are already busy and firing up their ovens every morning even before their Rooster, Phillip, does his AM wakeup call!

They make a whopping 40 varieties of pie.  Pick a fave or follow the crowd grabbing up their Dutch Apple Pies.  We've heard that if you put a couple of these on your holiday table, people will literally stop talking.  (Though there will be plenty of mmmmm's to be heard.)
Place your order by calling 610-876-7116.

Their fresh turkeys are center-stage ready and we dare you to walk past the big candied apples, chocolate covered pretzels and fudge-to-die for!

If your Thanksgiving Day pie-making intentions 'dessert you' - never fear -  Linvilla is open on Thanksgiving Day from 8am to 1pm.  So no need for a  'the dog ate my pie' sob story...

Click Here for the Linvilla Website
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA 19063

Here's an “intoxicating” way to enjoy local apples - and Wolff’s employee
Kathy Fantau’s Apple Bourbon Cake recipe could win you loads of
compliments at this year's Turkey dinner! Click Here for the Recipe!
Wolff's Apple House carries outstanding fresh organic meats and cheeses, plump flavorful produce and tasty artisan sweets, jams and jellies.

Nearly all their products come from farms and small businesses within a 50 mile radius, making them a year-round one stop shop for the best natural foods the tri-state area has to offer.

The market features My House Cookies, made-from-scratch pies, baked from local produce, plus breads from LeBus Bakery in Philadelphia, fair trade shade grown coffee from Burlap & Bean in Newtown Square, milk and cheese from local dairy farms, grocery items from local businesses and honey from local apiaries. Kids will get a kick out of their  farmhouse gift shop which showcases handcrafts, candles and toys.

81 S. Pennell Road, Media, PA
Click Here for Wolff's Apple House Website
HOURS: Monday - Saturday 9am - 6:30pm  --- Sunday 9am - 5:30pm
Closed January and February

The Oakmont Farmers Market, located in the Oakmont section of Havertown, is a producers-only market featuring locally farmed vegetables, fruit, cheese, eggs and poultry, bison, beef, lamb, wine and flowers.

Grace Chapel Parking Lot at 1 West Eagle Road in Havertown
On the southeast corner of the Darby and Eagle Roads intersection.
HOURS: Every Wednesday - Sept through November 23rd -- 2 to 5:30pm

Martindale's Natural Market in Springfield was founded in 1869 and features local foods from area farmers, offering organic options whenever possible.

Their raw milk offerings draw shoppers from the entire tri-state area and other local dairy products include creamy yogurts and butter, and there's a huge selection of almost entirely local cheese in the cheese case. All eggs are local.

Where's the Beef!?! 
At Martindale's! There's a great selection of local beef cuts from humanely raised, hormone-free, antibiotic-free options - and several farms are represented in ground beef, burgers, chip steak and more. You'll also find a good selection of local chicken cuts, and even chicken feet to make your own chicken broth.

Martindale's Natural Market
1172 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064
Click Here for Martindale's Natural Market
HOURS -- Mon-Fri: 8am to 9pm; Sat: 9am to 9pm; Sun: Closed

Located in Newtown Square, Gentile’s Produce Market has been serving the tri-state area for over 50 years. Family owned and operated, Gentile’s provides a complete line of fruits and vegetables with a selection second to none.

Gentile’s Market offers more than just fresh fruit and vegetables. The also carry local dairy products, breads, flowers, pasta, teas, condiments as well as many other novelty items. During the holiday season, you'll find a wide array of seasonal items including pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, roping and wreaths.

Rt.252 & Mary Jane Lane, Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 356-9755
Monday – Saturday: 7:00 a.m – 6:45 p.m  -- Sunday: 7:00 a.m – 5:45 p.m

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO DINE OUT ON THANKSGIVING DAY -- Here are several places that are happy to do the cooking for you...just make your reservations now :)

Brandywine Prime in Chadds Ford
This beautiful restaurant, snuggled up against the historic Brandywine Battlefield is serving from 2 to 7pm, and is preparing a special 3 course menu and a limited a la carte steak house menu.

Pictured left is their Cowboy Steak.  Yum!

1617 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford
Click Here for The Brandywine Prime Website

The Gables at Chadds Ford
The Gables at Chadds Ford
From noon to 6pm, guests will enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet with carving stations that include Prime Rib, Turkey and Pork.  Enjoy all the fixings plus dessert.

423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford
(610) 623-6900
Adults:  $32
Children 10 and under: $14
Noon to 6pm
Click Here for The Gables Website

Concordville Inn in Glen Mills
This historic restaurant will be serving a lavish multi-course buffet in their beautiful Gold Ballroom.

They will be open from noon to 8pm.
Adults: $39.95    Children: $19.95

780 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills
Click Here for More About the Concordville Inn

Anthony's Ristorante in Drexel Hill will be open regular hours and is offering both a regular menu and a very special Thanksgiving Menu with lots of traditional favorites.

Click Here for Anthony's Ristorante Website
4990 State Rd., Drexel Hill

AviAnna in Lansdowne presents a unique combination of cuisines with influences from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China. Signature dishes include a few Thai standards such as Pad Thai Noodles, Seafood Musamun (Yellow) Curry, Pad Ka Prow (Chicken Basil Stir-fry), Thai Chili Wings, and Salmon Tamarind.

Traditional Laotian fare such as Som Tum (papaya salad), Larb Gai (minced chicken salad), and Sticky Rice.  As for a Vietnamese favorite, a savory bowl of Pho noodle soup can be enjoyed at AviAnna’s. But wait, there’s more…for the meat lovers, there is half roasted Crispy Duck, and Grilled Lamb.

They are open Thanksgiving Day but did not have their menu and hours finalized at the time of this writing.

550 E. Baltimore Pike, Lansdowne
Call them at 610--622-0954
Click Here for the Avianna Website

Paramour Restaurant in the Wayne Hotel

Paramour at the Historic Wayne Hotel
One of the hottest restaurants in Philly and the burbs is Paramour, a glamorous setting for an outstanding dining experience. It will serve a 3 course Prix Fixe Menu for $60 per person.  You can add a luscious wine pairing for $35.

139 East Lancaster Avenue in Wayne
Click Here for The Paramour Restaurant
For more information call them at 610-977-0600

Glenmorgan Bar & Grill in the Radnor Hotel
Glenmorgan Bar & Grill offers a contemporary atmosphere of natural mahogany, polished chrome, steel and nickel, perfect for enjoying classic cocktails, spirited American cuisine and great conversation. Choose a spot at the 28-seat oval bar or get comfortable in the grill for lunch, dinner or late night.

For Thanksgiving they will offer a tasty buffet from 10am to 6pm.
Adults: $38.95

Click Here for the Glenmorgan Bar & Grill Website
593 E. Lancaster Ave, St. Davids

Plus these outstanding restaurants:

The General Warren Inn in Malvern
A stunning historic dining spot serving a 3 course dinner from Noon to 8pm.  Reservations strongly suggested.  610-291-3637.
9 Old Lancaster Road, Malvern
Click Here for the General Warren Inn Website

Tavola Restaurant in the Springfield Country Club
With a lovely golf club setting and outstanding food, enjoy a sumptuous full course buffet of traditional favorites and Chef's choice specials.
Adults: $39.95   Children: $19.95
PS: Check out their fun Thanksgiving Eve Party on their website!  Live Music starts at 6:30pm and admission is $10 per person.  There's 3 bands in 3 different rooms!
400 W. Sproul Road, Springfield

Lehman's Restaurant in Essington
This longtime popular dining spot will be open regular hours serving both the standard menu as well as traditional Turkey and Ham specials!
400 Wanamaker Avenue, Essington
Call for more information: 610-521-1896

The Cove Steak House and Raw Bar at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Race Track in Chester
This beautiful restaurant will be open regular hours (5 to 10pm).
777 Harrah's Blvd, Chester

Thanksgiving Weekend Kenny's Flowers presents Media's 3rd Annual Santa Parade, Fun Run & Walk -- Sunday, Nov 27th.  
After a luscious Thanksgiving Dinner and all the leftover turkey and dressing sandwiches that follow (yummmm!) - we could all use a little exercise.  

So Media invites you to a giant, one-of-a-kind Block Party with a RUN & WALK that benefits local food charities, plus live music, dancing, Mummers and a dazzling Parade down State Street.

Bring your holiday shopping list because you'll find amazing Parade-Day deals & steals at Media's shops and 20+ restaurants. 
You'll find Global-inspired items as well as Tools, Toys, Fashion, Art and Antiques at Santa-inspired prices.  Plus Media's 'Restaurant Row' is a gold mine for gift cards and certificates.

The Christmas Fun Run (detailed below) is the official kick-off for the event...but as twilight falls, Media glows like a miniature Times Square as String Bands, Parade Floats and local musical and dance groups start at the Media Theatre and cruise down State Street to Front - then down to Monroe.

This is the quintessential Americana Day where 'everybody's hometown' becomes the warmest place to be!  Kids act like kids and adults act like bigger kids.

Last year about 5,000 people lined the streets, shopped at the stores, and cheered on a host of only-in-Delco characters that marched in the parade behind Santa's sleigh. Last year everyone from Darth Vader to Elvis showed up.

Eat too many cookies on Turkey-day? Sign up for the event's 4pm CHARITY KICK OFF with a Christmas Fun Run & Walk that benefits Media's Food Bank and Toys for Tots Program.

Participation is FREE for those who bring an unwrapped toy or a canned good.  And everyone is encouraged to come in holiday costumes (or any other costume you might left over from Halloween.
Event Day Schedule:
  • 3 to 3:45pm -- Registration for the Fun Run and Walk at Veteran's Square on State Street
  • 3:45pm -- Costume Contest with Prizes at Veteran's Square
  • 4pm -- Fun Run & Walk Beings at Front Street in front of the Courthouse
  • 5pm -- Santa's Parade begins!
Strings Bands weren't the only ones marching down State Street last year...
Darth Vader made a surprise appearance with a few of his friends.  And enemies!#!?!
COME IN COSTUME and enter the Costume Contest - 3:45 at Veteran's Square!
After the Parade:
Meet and greet Santa at the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, at 100 West State Street.
A great time for children give Santa their Christmas list!

Parade Performances by:
In addition to fabulous Philly STRING BANDS, there will be exciting song and dance performances by the Media Theatre, Hedgerow Theatre, Audacious Quartet, Broadway Bound, Ommpah Band and other local dance companies.
Plus see LIVE reindeer, vintage cars, fire trucks, gorgeous floats and much more!

Run Rudi, Run!!!!
Kenny's thanks these sponsors making this annual Delco Community Day Block Party possible:
Destination Delco Tourism Bureau, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Thomas Chevrolet, Riddle Hospital, Neumann University, The Media Message, Media Real Estate Company, WaWa, and Stephens of State along with Nolan Painting, Republic Bank, Edward Jones, Ariano/Fellini Restaurants, Phoenix Builders, Crozer-Keystone Health System, Galantino Supply, Sligo, Gemini Design, Iron Workers Bank, Pempoetti Heating & Air,  Spasso Restaurant, Dean Keyes Towing, 101 MORE FM, Bryn Mawr Running  Co., Hollywood Landscaping, Manko and Son Landscaping, David Sibley, M/T Bank, Titter Construction and Discover Chiropractic.

Click here for Santa's Parade Facebook Page