Everybody's Hometown

The Life and Heart of Delaware County, PA

Announcing 2021

Everybody's Hometown Holidays


Festive Holiday Happenings throughout the season in Media’s State Street District.

Visit to Shop, Dine, Stroll and enjoy in Everybody’s Hometown

 FREE PARKING at Olive St Garage – Nov 25 to Jan 1


Friday, Dec 31 – Media welcomes the New Year with the annual Ball Drop at Midnight – State & Jackson Streets

The Media Business Authority wants to wish you a Happy New Year, but most importantly – wants everyone to be safe and have a healthy start to 2022!
IF you’re planning to attend the annual Media Ball Drop at midnight on New Year’s Eve:
> Wear a mask/face covering
> Maintain safe social distancing
> Consider the safety and comfort of others in attendance
> Be respectful of restaurant staff and each establishment’s pandemic policies
> Leave State Street cleaner than when you arrived
> Stay home if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, we’ll see you next year!

Nov 30 Through Jan 3 – Pose at the Selfie Wall in the Plum Street Mall sponsored by Nolan Painting

Friday, Nov 26 – 6-8:30 PM – Media Fire Company Open House – details: https://fb.me/e/1Q7nIGrDK

Saturday, Nov 27Small Business SaturdayFREE PARKING throughout the Borough – Kiosks, Meters & Municipal Lots

                                – Noon-2 PM Philadelphia Freedom Chorus strolling and singing holiday carols 

                                – 12-4 PM Enjoy complimentary Rosie’s Kettle Corn – Plum Street Mall

Sunday, Nov 28   – Chanukah Village – details at www.JewishDelco.org 

                                – Santa’s Stroll through the Neighborhoods of Media beginning at 4PM. Click to see the Map 

Saturday, Dec 4 – 1 – 3 PM Members of the Penncrest High School Band strolling and performing

                               – Noon-4 PM Life Size Snow Globe Photo Opportunity, Plum St Mall – sponsored by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union

                               – Noon-2 PM Winter Wonderland by Media Recreation Board – Community Center – info HERE 

                               – 2-6 PM Stateside Vodka Pop-Up Bottle Shop – Tastings & Bottle Engraving at future site of Luxe Styles, 15 E. State Street

Wednesday, Dec 8 – 5:30-8:30 PM Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides on State Street – SOLD OUT – Thank You!

Sunday, Dec 12 – 4-8 PM Gifford-Risley House Holiday Open House. 430 North Monroe St. Media

                             – 6-7 PM Hedgerow Theatre carolers strolling the State Street shopping district

Wednesday, Dec 15 – 5:30-8:30 PM Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides on State Street – SOLD OUT – Thank You!

Friday, Dec 17 – Opening of Media Arts Council Holiday Art Show at the MAC Arts Center, 11 E. State St.

Saturday, Dec 18 – Noon-4 PM FREE hot chocolate served by Ocean City Coffee Company, Plum Street Mall

                                 – Noon-2 PM Penncrest High School Choir – strolling and performing

                                 – 1-3 PM Members of the Penncrest High School Band strolling and performing

                                 – 7 PM Members of Media Chamber Chorale will carol on State Street, presented by Media Arts Council


Thanks to our Sponsors


Who make our Hometown Holidays possible!

Thanks to the SANTA STROLL sponsors: Thomas Chevrolet; Media Real Estate; Dream Team Plumbing & Heating; Republic Bank  


Thanks to State Street Lamppost Sponsors:

Barrist Firm, LLC; Fitness at 5 East; LaMonaca Law; Raffaele Puppio; Van Gogh Salon; Bryn Mawr Running Company; DiOrio & Sereni; Earth & State; Frank Daly Law Firm; Hartman Remodeling; Hometown Wellness Center; Hotheads Salon; Iron Workers Bank; Media Arts Council; Media Real Estate; Off The Rail; Seven Stones; Taste Matters; Tim Broadt & Associates


Holiday ‘Selfie Wall’ – sponsored by NOLAN PAINTING

Life Size Snow Globe – sponsored by FRANKLIN MINT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Tree in Plum Street Mall – sponsored by M&T BANK

Holiday sponsor – WSFS BANK


Great Shopping, Fine Dining & Live Entertainment

Here you’ll find an artful blend of new and traditional, eclectic and sophisticated, international and plain old down-home goodness. Steeped in the history of Delaware County, Media has become the life and heart of the region.
We Media!
And you will, too! Drawing on the expanded growth from its unique mixture of authentic and contemporary attitudes, Media is the place to be! Don’t take our word for it. Read Media’s profile on VisitPhilly.com!

Dining Under the Stars

Reminiscent of the open-air cafes on Paris’ Avenue de Champs Elyseé and in the piazzas of Rome & Venice, al fresco dining is enjoyed in Media all summer long. Every Wednesday evening, May through September, the Dining Under the Stars™ event closes State Street from Jackson to Orange. Click here to learn more.

We Invite You to Stroll, Shop, and Dine!

Media Events

Throughout The Year

Media is proud to play host to a series of diverse and exciting events each and every year. The season begins with the Chinese New Year Celebration, and culminates with the New Year’s Eve Celebration & Ball Drop… where else can you ring in the new year with a real ball drop? Long-running events like the America’s Music Festival Series (Americana Roots Ramble in April, Blues Stroll in June and Jazz By Night Celebration in November) continue to grow in popularity. Throughout the year, enjoy favorites such as the Food & Craft Festival and Santa’s Arrival.