The Phillies celebrated their 2017 season and the end of the year with a series of Phillies Holiday Fan Events throughout the month of December. The team and its leadership showed appreciation for fans with several family-friendly events at Citizens Bank Park, and special holiday promotions on Phillies gifts and gear.
The holiday season kicked off on December 2nd with the Phillies Holiday Sale and Tree Lighting at Citizens Bank Park. Phillies fans of all ages were joined by special guests Gabe Kapler, Rhys Hoskins and J.P. Crawford for an event-filled day. Activities included holiday photos with “Phanta Claus”, book signings, and a meet and greet with Phillies broadcasters. The event also featured shopping, with Phillies Charities selling signed memorabilia and game-used items for fans’ holiday wish lists. After dark, attendees gathered to light up the park for the holiday tree and ballpark lighting. The event was led by Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, the Phillie Phanatic and right-hander Vance Worley.
Holiday festivities continued with the “Phillies 12 Days of Christmas” shopping event starting on December 13th and continuing through Christmas Eve. For each of the 12 days, fans could take advantage of daily promotions and specials on Phillies merchandise as well as exclusive Phillies experiences like free tours of the Phillies Clubhouse.
John Powers Middleton is a Phillies partner. He and his mother, Leigh Middleton, and father, Phillies Managing Partner John S. Middleton, celebrated 2017 at the Phillies Holiday Party at Citizens Bank Park.