Neighborhoods across Philadelphia celebrate Halloween, Phillies success in World Series

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Neighborhoods across Philadelphia celebrated Halloween with street parties on Saturday. As thousands of people paraded the streets in costume, one costume seemed to come first—a Philadelphia Phillie!

Main Street in Manayunk was where Halloween loving families should be on Saturday. Shops up and down the block dotted sweets for trick-or-treating.

“It’s really good to also be able to connect with all the vendors on the street and see everyone’s creativity come out with their costumes and decorations,” said Caitlin Marsilii, events coordinator for Manayunk Development Corporation.

As parents trick-or-treat with their kids, many buzzed with excitement about the World Series.

“Tonight is going to be about me and the Phillies. This is our relationship, me and the Phillies, but it’s a great day, a great week and I’m very excited,” said Roxborough’s Kevin Bane.

Even more Phillies lovers made their way to Center City, where the Midtown Village Fall Festival was held for the first time since 2019.

“We’ve had to keep postponing due to health regulations but we’re all here today and very excited and the weather is wonderful, it’s such a beautiful fall day,” said Fergie Carey, owner of Fergie’s Pub.

An expected 20,000 visitors were treated to live music, food and art vendors, a big boost for downtown businesses.

“We’re alive, we’re back out and positive and of course the Phillies are really helping, too,” Carey said.

On East Passyunk Avenue, more than 50 vendors lined the street for its own fall festival, which promoted costumes, had lots of trick-or-treating for the kids, and many vendors cashed in on the Phillies’ success.

“This game was wild. It’s taken so long but I’m so excited they’re coming back because the streets are going to be crazy,” said Jenna Keurzi, the curator of a candle shop called Dumpster Fires for You.

Sellers and buyers alike were excited about large outdoor events like this, where the whole community could get involved.

“Being in the community and seeing the people who have been buying online for so long is magical,” Keurzi said.

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