Join the Downtown Ardmore business community as we welcome over 40 unique merchants and food purveyors to Cricket Avenue in Downtown Ardmore for the 4th annual Cricket Cringle, December 1-2, 2017. Reminiscent of holiday villages found throughout Europe, this unique holiday shopping experience will delight the most discerning shopper with an open-air marketplace, local restaurant favorites, food trucks, live music and performances, complimentary shopping totes, and more.

Cricket Cringle will be open Friday, December 1st from 5pm-9pm and Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-6pm. The market will feature more than 40 curated merchants, food trucks and vendors in the holiday marketplace selling specialty merchandise at all price points. Vendors will carry local or handcrafted items including jewelry, housewares, clothing, greens, wreaths, and gifts for all ages.  Food trucks and food vendors will feature seasonal food and drink menus, including holiday cocktails, craft beer, hot chocolate, and more. The first 500 attendees to Cricket Cringle will also receive reusable commemorative shopping totes.

“Cricket Cringle is one of the events in our area that signify the start of the holiday season and we are pleased to see it continue along Cricket Avenue”, said Christine Vilardo, Executive Director of the Ardmore Initiative. “We thank our 2017 Presenting Sponsor, PECO, and are pleased to announce that with their donation we will light trees, holiday snowflakes and bring back the lighted A’s throughout Downtown Ardmore for all to enjoy.  In addition to our Presenting Sponsor, PECO, we also thank Bob Cermignano Heating & Cooling, Ardmore Toyota, Iron Hill Brewery, One Ardmore Place, Core Development, Harkins Builders, Fast Signs, Seal Events, Bizzy Mamas, and pucciManuli for their continued support of the Ardmore Initiative and Downtown Ardmore!”

The schedule of holiday entertainment and kids’ activities is as follows: Performances will take place at the entertainment stage, located on Cricket Terrace.

Friday, December 1st

5:00pm Merion Mercy Hand bells and Choral Ensemble, Entertainment Stage

6:00pm Song for Seeds, Entertainment Stage

7:00pm First Position Dance Arts, Entertainment Stage

7:30pm Santa arrives on an Ardmore fire truck, Entertainment Stage
Saturday, December 2nd

10:00am-1:00pm: Friends’ Central Summer Programs: Candle decorating with kids

10:00am – Main Line Classical, Entertainment Stage

10:00am-4:00pm: Riverbend Environmental Education Center: ornament making from natural materials
10:30am – Bethel AME Youth Choir, Entertainment Stage

11:30am – Philadelphia Studio Ballet, Entertainment Stage

1:00pm – Song for Seeds, Entertainment Stage

In addition to the performance and activities mentioned above, Cricket Cringle will also feature roaming performers, the Merion Boy Scouts selling wreaths and centerpieces, and more.

Cricket Cringle also has an outstanding list of confirmed merchants and food vendors ready to kick-off the holiday season.  The vendor list, and a preview of what they will offer, is as follows:

  • 2 Disney Chicks – Travel
  • A Piece of the Beach – Holiday ornaments
  • Alice Alexander – Clothing
  • All of a Sudden Desserts – Warm desserts
  • Ardmore Initiative – Ardmore branded merchandise
  • Baby Blues BBQ – BBQ specialties
  • Barncat Botanicals – Bath and body merchandise
  • Beauty Counter – Bath, body, and makeup merchant
  • Boite – Accessories
  • Bonjour Creperie – Crepes
  • R.E.A.T.E. – Accessories and home décor
  • Carlino’s Market – Tomato pie
  • Chrissy Piombino Bennett Custom Floral Design – Home décor, holiday ornaments, floral greenery
  • Color Street – Bath and Body
  • Crazy Janes – Home décor, linens, pillows
  • Dos Hermanos – Tacos
  • Ernie and Irene – Baby/child merchandise, home décor
  • Gathered Birth – Baby/child merchandise
  • Gigi Singh – Jewelry
  • Hazel and Ash Organics – Specialty food gifts
  • Horn and Hardart – Specialty food gifts
  • Iron Hill Brewery – Craft beer
  • Jack McShea’s – home made pretzels and baked goods
  • Junior League Thrift Shoppe – Women’s apparel, accessories
  • Licha Enterprises USA – Jewelry
  • LILA Fashion International – Women’s apparel
  • Lingowares – Women’s apparel
  • Lough and Co. – Jewelry
  • LulaRoe – Women’s apparel
  • Main Line Candles – Candles
  • MESC Designs – Jewelry
  • MoJo’s Pop Co. – Specialty food gifts
  • Orange Gardenia Jewelry – Jewelry
  • Philadelphia Skating Club and Human Society – Hot cocoa
  • Profugo – Accessories
  • Pure Scents Candle Company – Candles
  • PYKNIC – Men and women’s apparel
  • Race to Taste – Cheesesteaks, sausages, hotdogs, burgers
  • Rosen & Co. – Candles
  • Sacred Becoming – Jewelry
  • Say Cheese Philadelphia – Grilled cheese
  • Stacey Fay Designs – Jewelry
  • Stone Spring Suri Farm – Men and women’s apparel, accessories
  • Sweet Lavender – Desserts
  • Sweet Salvation Truffles – Speciality food gifts
  • The Cow and the Curd – Curds
  • Wheels-of-Light – Jewelry

Cricket Cringle is free, open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Food and merchandise will be available for sale.  Parking is free after 6pm on Friday, December 1st and all day Saturday, December 2nd at meters and lots in Downtown Ardmore. Ardmore is easily reached via Septa Regional Rail as well.