Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa and the like, come up fast! School is back in session, stores have been displaying Halloween themed items, and before you know it, the holiday season will be here. Below, in no particular order, find some wonderful activities to do during this busy season of the year in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Formerly 6ABC’s Boscov’s Thanksgiving parade, this parade competes (and is good competition) with New York City’s Macy’s Parade. Get there early to secure a spot. Local anchors guide television viewers, as well as hosts such as Kelly Rippa from “Live with Regis and Kelly,” on all of the themes that come through the parade. A great way to celebrate the holiday.
November 25, 2010
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A magical theater awaits you at the African American Museum in Philadelphia during Kwanzaa this year. Learn more about the holiday, watch a film and do some arts and crafts. Events in the museum are free with admission.
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
December 26 – January 1, 2011
Event : The Gallery at Market East
JCC-of Southern New Jersey
Check in with the Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center for your Chanukah celebration(s). Located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a 15 minute ride from Center City Philadelphia, this center is full loaded with plenty of activities and celebrations.
December 2 – 9 2010
1301 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
In it’s third year, this is a fun way to start the holiday season. Lights, booths to shop and trees galore are just some of what wait for you. There is also a stage for performances such as local choirs and bands. Food and drinks also sold.
Dilworth Plaza in front of City Hall
11/25/10 – 12/24/10