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Celebration Planned As Santa Comes To Bryn Mawr This Weekend

That’s right! Santa will make a special appearance at the Northside North Pole (aka Bryn Mawr Ave.) this weekend and the neighborhood businesses are celebrating.

It is a chance for everyone to meet Mr. C himself. He is scheduled to be at the Bryn Mawr el station on Saturday, December 16 at 11 a.m. accompanied by the Lakeside Pride Carolers. From there, everyone is invited to walk with them to the Lytle House at 5517 N Broadway and get a free professional photo with Santa (courtesy of TK Photography) from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Remember to bring a new unwrapped toy to contribute to Care for Real‘s toy drive.

Area businesses will add to the fun by offering other free activities and giveaways during the event.  There will be gingerbread cookie decorating, ornament making and lots of Holiday treats to make it a special time. 

“The event came about after one of our new businesses, Lytle House, came to us and said they wanted to host Santa at their event space,” said Katrina Balog, Executive Director of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. “We had been wanting to do something on Bryn Mawr so we built the event around Santa!”

Here are a list of the event’s activities. Click Here for more information.

Free Treats from 11 am – 2 pm
1. Hot Chocolate samples at Starbucks (1070 W Bryn Mawr – see #1 on map below)
2. Christmas colored popcorn at Tina’s Chicago (1050 W Bryn Mawr – see #2 on map below)
3. Candy canes at African Safari Imports (1140 W Bryn Mawr – see #3 on map below)
4. Ponche at That Little Mexican Cafe (1055 W Bryn Mawr – see #4 on map below)
5. Skin care samples at Salon Echo (1134 W Bryn Mawr – see #5 on map below)

Free Activities from 11 am – 2 pm
6. Gingerbread decorating at pHlour (1138 W Bryn Mawr – see #6 on map below)
7. In-store ornament station at Zanzibar Cafe (1036 W Bryn Mawr – see #7 on map below)
Free Photos with Santa 11 am – 2 pm
8. Lytle House (5517 N Broadway – see #8 on map below)
Join Santa at the Bryn Mawr El station at 11 am and walk with him to Lytle House where he will be available for photos until 2 pm. See route map below.
Holiday Toy Drive from 11 am – 2 pm
Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Lytle House to contribute to Care For Real’s Toy Drive (5517 N Broadway – see #8 on map below)
Caroling along Bryn Mawr 1 – 2 pm
Senn High School Choir (various locations along the business district)

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