Deck the Alley, the iconic holiday fundraiser, returns to Philadelphia’s most historic street on Saturday, December 4th, 2021! The Elfreth’s Alley Association invites the public to get a glimpse of contemporary life inside 18th and 19th-century houses, tour the Elfreth's Alley Museum, and immerse themselves in seasonal decor and song once again. Tickets are available now at elfrethsalley.org. New activities this year include city star gazing and a holiday pop-up shop featuring vintage holiday decor, artisan crafts, and Elfreth's Alley merchandise.
While this year’s Deck the Alley will take steps to make the event safe despite the ongoing pandemic (see below), our favorite traditions are back, from seasonal carols to costumed performers.
- Due to the ongoing pandemic, guests will not be able to enter private homes this year, but will be able to peer through many of the front doors and learn about the history of the street from our volunteer docents stationed at each house and in the museum at 126 and 124 Elfreth’s Alley.
- Tickets are split into two time slots (3-5pm and 5-7pm) to limit crowding and allow distancing.
- In accordance with the current city mandate, guests will be required to wear masks when entering the museum and gift shop areas. We will update the event description through all of our channels if we have to evolve Deck the Alley in response to future public health measures.
About the Elfreth’s Alley Association: The Elfreth’s Alley Association was founded in 1934 to preserve one of America’s oldest residential streets. Since the 1960s, the EAA has operated a museum at houses #124 and #126 as part of its ongoing work to preserve and protect the historic district and interpret the contributions of everyday Philadelphians to the American story.