It's going to be a glorious Thanksgiving weekend in Philadelphia, with five days of festivities planned for your enjoyment. A very Happy Thanksgiving from Uwishunu! (Photo by J. Fusco for GPTMC)
Whether you’re in town this holiday weekend, visiting friends or family elsewhere or planning for a combination of the two, we want to wish you a very, very happy Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving weekend in Philadelphia is the perfect opportunity to take stock of all the many things to be grateful for here in the City of Brotherly Love and all of the exciting things that are coming up on the city’s horizon.
On account of the holiday, we’re publishing our Weekend Picks two days early — below, check out our Super-Sized Weekend Picks, Thanksgiving In Philadelphia 2012 Edition for everything you need to know about what’s going on in Philadelphia this holiday weekend.
And note that we’ll be ducking out a little bit early today, but as always, be sure to follow Uwishunu on Twitter for the ongoing updates all weekend long.
And again, Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 21
***Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Where to celebrate in Philadelphia
WXPN’s Jingle Jam 24-hour holiday music stream
Thanksgiving Market Farmstand at Greensgrow Farms
Symphony in D Minor at 2424 Studios (Wed, Fri, Sat)
Clark Park Farmers’ Market
Where To Extend The 2012 Outdoor Dining Season In Philadelphia — Restaurants With Heat Lamps Or Fire Pits
Tony Award-Winning War Horse at Academy Of Music (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Thursday, November 22: Happy Thanksgiving!
Our Guide to the 2012 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade
Roundup: Where to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at Philadelphia Restaurants
Comcast Holiday Spectacular — Opening Day! (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Longwood Gardens Christmas — Opening Day! (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Philadelphia’s Christmas Village — Opening Day! (Thurs, Sat, Sun)
Friday, November 23
***Our Guide To Black Friday In Philadelphia: Boutiques, Restaurants, Bars, Museums And Attractions With Black Friday Specials
Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
A Brandywine Christmas — Opening Day! (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Thanksgiving Weekend At The National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents A Parisian-Themed Concert Series, An American In Paris (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad — Opening Day! (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Our super-sized Weekend Picks continues below.
Macy’s Christmas Light Show and Dickens Village — Opening Day! (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Thanksgiving Weekend festivities at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Live Animal Discovery Weekend at Academy of Natural Sciences (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Black Friday Freakout in Chestnut Hill
Blue Cross RiverRink — Opening Day! (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Haddonfield Candlelight Shopping
Local Spirit Month at Continental Old City (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
“Handmade In Philadelphia” Local Art Sale at Ethical Society On Rittenhouse Square (Fri, Sat)
Adventure Aquarium’s 2012 Christmas Celebration — Opening Day! (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway — Opening Day! (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Saturday, November 24
***Small Business Saturday: Philadelphia Boutiques And Shops Offering Specials
Winter Beerfest 2012 at Union Transfer
A Fonthill Feast at the Fonthill Castle
Kùlú Mèlé Dance & The Requisite Movers present “Let the Roots Show” at Painted Bride (Sat, Sun)
Dancing Around The Bride at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Franklin Institute (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections at the Mercer Museum (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Building a Masterpiece: Frank Furness’ Factory for Art at PAFA (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and the Life Line at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Maya.2012: Lords of Time at the Penn Museum (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, November 25
Uwishunu’s Top Picks For The Best Brunch In Philadelphia, Fall 2012
College Basketball: Villanova at La Salle
Walnut Street Theatre presents The Music Man (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making their World opening at PAFA (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Theatre Exile presents The English Bride (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
American Sprits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at the National Constitution Center (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Freud’s Last Session at the Arden Theatre (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Lantern Theater Company Presents The Liar (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)