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Greetings!  We took a quick break from our Red Friday shopping to check in with you. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and you ate way too much sans any family drama. We had a great holiday too – thanks for asking!

Now, if you’re like most of us, you’re probably already freaking out that there are only three Fridays left before Christmas. (Deep breaths. It’s going to be OK, we promise.) Try not to get caught up in the insanity that is holiday shopping/finding perfect gifts and miss out on what the season is really all about: enjoying time with family, celebrating traditions, etc. etc. This year, let’s make sure you don’t get trapped in a mall parking lot fighting over a space. Where should you go instead, you ask?

Well, we’ll tell you. Come spend the first weekend in December enjoying holiday festivities while getting some shopping done AT THE SAME TIME. We want you to pack in lots of holiday cheer while checking people off your list with great gifts at great prices. Now that’s multitasking at its finest.

So, without further ado – here are the details for the Phillies Holiday Sale & Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 7th at the Majestic Clubhouse Store…

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PHANTA CLAUS?!? I KNOW HIM! He doesn’t see you while you’re sleeping (like another red suit wearing, ho ho ho-ing guy we know) but he does love bringing joy to everyone he meets.  Yes, the world’s best mascot, Phillie Phanatic, is donning the red suit as jolly Phanta Claus. So why don’t you bring your camera (or take your smartphone out of your pocket) and snap some pics with him from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (P.S. He’s helping light the tree and ballpark later in the day…more info below).

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Bookworms are the Best Worms. If you have someone on your list who is a Phanatic about reading, listen up. Know the awesome Phillie Phanatic’s Children’s Book Series? Well, illustrator of said series, Len Epstein, will be on hand to sign copies of his work! Check-in with him from noon to 1:00 p.m.

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Who Doesn’t Love a Good M&G? That’s meet and greet, in case you didn’t know. The men behind the microphones, our very own Phillies broadcasters, are meeting with fans from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come say hi!

SIDE CHATTER: Shopping Tip from Your Phils – Hit the stores early to get the best selection and deals. The Majestic Clubhouse Store opens at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, giving you enough time for a good breakfast and caffeine fix before heading over.  Get there early and you’ll have first dibs on Phillies Authentics and Phillies Charities game-used memorabilia. That’s right, first dibs! There’s also tons of great Phillies gear and merchandise along with the 2014 Phils’ calendar, ornaments and other holiday-themed gifts to put under your tree! P.S. Store closes at 6:00 p.m., so plan your purchases accordingly.

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Photo on the Field – One More Time! Haven’t had time to get that holiday card together? No worries – easy as pie. We’re giving you another shot to take your photos on the field. Check out those handsome Phils fans over yonder. But you want a shot of PhanaVision in the background instead? OK, just for you. Oh, and we’re also throwing in a visit to the dugout for good measure. (First 500 fans get to take part, weather permitting, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.).

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All of the Lights…(Turned On Ceremoniously). There’s just something about a decorated tree that gets you in the holiday spirit. What’s that now? You forgot about our tree lighting? No way! We are beyond excited (like, Buddy the Elf excited) to light our majestic, twenty-four foot Christmas tree along with the rest of Citizens Bank Park in all its holiday splendor. Join Phanta Claus as he leads off the holiday season! Starts at 5:00 p.m. outside, at the Third Base Plaza – so make sure you bundle up!

OK, we’ve got to get back to shopping…but we’ll see you next Friday!

 

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