Delight in the fun of the holidays with your favorite Sesame Street characters. Photo courtesy of Sesame Place
Delight in the fun of the holidays with your favorite Sesame Street characters. Photo courtesy of Sesame Place

Thanksgiving Weekend Best Things to Do in Philly and Beyond: Parades, Tree Lightings, Snow Queen

Thanksgiving weekend is nearly upon us. Families throughout the Philly area can anticipate a few days off to reflect on all the things they are grateful for. And, while certain traditions might be modified this year, there are plenty of safe ways to celebrate.

Wake up early on Thanksgiving morn to burn calories with a fall hike at one of these great spots. Then, cuddle up on the sofa to watch 6abc/Dunkin Donuts Parade as the holidays kick into gear. Over the weekend, start holiday shopping with a visit to Christmas Village in Philadelphia or the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market. Or, drop by your local mall for socially distanced pictures with Santa. Spend family time together ice skating at Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink or Blue Cross RiverRink, building Lego creations at Holiday Bricktacular, or having brunch in an igloo with a Snow Queen. Cool, huh?

No matter how you spend your holiday weekend, the team at Mommy Poppins Philadelphia wishes you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for you!

Note the City of Philadelphia has announced a "Safer at Home" initiative continuing through January 1, 2021. Restrictions might impact events held in the city limits. Please check directly with the venue website before heading out. And keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing measures. If an event appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find other exciting options. 


Herr's Snack Factory
Route 1 and 272
Nottingham, PA

Downtown Quakertown
314 W Broad St
Quakertown, PA 18951

Gilbertsville Area Community
91 Jackson Road
Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Dilworth Park
1 S. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Thornbury Farm
1256 Thornbury Road
West Chester, PA 19382

Franklin Square
6th and Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Germantown Garden
1029 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Rainbow Ridge Equestrian Center
4841 Applebutter Rd
Pipersville , PA 18947

Saint Luke Lutheran Church
203 N Valley Forge Road
Devon, PA 19333

Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Crayola Experience
30 Centre Square
Easton, PA 18042

Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047

15th and JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

Downtown Philadelphia
20th Street and JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC

Valley Forge National Historic Park
1400 N Outer Line Dr
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd
Newtown, PA 18940

Struble Trail
215-369 E Pennsylvania Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335

Perkiomen Trail
2144 Snyder Rd
Green Lane, PA 18054

ChesLen Preserve
1199 Cannery Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320

Ridley Creek State Park
1023 Sycamore Mills Rd
Media, PA 19063

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19153

Nockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Dr
Quakertown, PA 18951

Wissahickon Valley Park
Valley Green Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Schuylkill Banks
Located by the Walnut Street Bridge
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Laurel Preserve
Apple Grove Rd, , PA
Coatesville, PA 19320

Chester Creek Trail
249 W. Knowlton Rd
Media , PA

The Lions' Trail
272 East Pennsylvania Avenue
, PA 19335

Chester Valley Trail
King of Prussia Road between S. Gulph Road and US 202/W. Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA

Stroud Preserve
1199 Cannery Road
Coatesville, PA

Cross Keys Diner
4125 E Swamp Rd
Doylestown, PA 18902

Kids Castle
435 Wells Rd
Doylestown, PA 18901

Bucks County Children's Museum
500 Union Square
New Hope, PA 18938

137 S Main Street
New Hope, PA 18938

Springhill Suites Langhorne
200 N Buckstown Rd
Langhorne, PA 19047

Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047

Mercer & Fonthill Museums
84 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Jules Thin Crust
78 S Main St
Doylestown, PA 18901

Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA)
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Peddler's Village
2400 Street Rd
New Hope, PA 18938

Haycock Stables
1035 Old Bethlehem Road
Perkasie, PA 18944

Spinnerstown Hotel
2195 Spinnerstown Rd
Quakertown, PA 18951

Wedgewood Inn
111 W Bridge St
New Hope, PA 18938

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad Train Station
32 W.Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938

Carousel Village at Indian Walk
591 Durham Rd
Newtown, PA 18940

Homestead Coffee and Roastery
1650 Bridgeton Hill Rd
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

Ringing Rocks Park
Ringing Rocks Rd
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

Ringing Rocks Campground
75 Woodland Dr
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

Nockamixion State Park
1542 Mountain View Dr
Quakertown, PA 18951

Bowman's Hill Wildflowers Preserve
1635 River Rd.
New Hope, PA 18938

Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd
Yardley, PA 19067

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network
7047 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119

SHARE Food Program
2901 W. Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Arms of Alpha
1400 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19121

420 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Family Service Association of Bucks County
4 Cornerstone Drive
Langhorne, PA 19047

United Way of Bucks County
413 Hood Blvd
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

Family and Community Service of Delaware County.
600 N Olive Street
Media, PA 19063

Cradles to Crayons
30 Clipper Road P.O. Box 799
W. Conshohocken, PA 19428

Jewish Relief Agency
10980 Dutton Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19154

1810 Grant Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
1515 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Franklin Square
200 North Sixth Street
Philadelphia, PA

Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA

Herr's Snack Factory
20 Herr Drive
Nottingham, PA

Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA

Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Road
Medford, NJ

Rose Tree Park
1671 N. Providence Road
Media, PA

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park
400 Towpath Road
Mont Clare, PA

Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA 19047

Hershey Park
100 W. Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA 19401

Fashion District
901 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center
3601 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Peddler's Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA 18931

West Chester Griswolds
304 Dutton Mill Rd
West Chester, PA 19380

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue Hall A
Oaks, PA

American Heritage Credit Union Campus
2060 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Clipper Magazine Stadium
650 N Prince St
Lancaster, PA 17603
Schuylkill Saturdays
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education - 10:00 AM Pick
Backpack Shakedown Hike
Wolf's Hollow County Park, Parking Lot - 10:00 AM Pick
Storytime in The Lodge
Blue Cross RiverRink - 11:00 AM Pick
Storytime in the Wintergarden
Dilworth Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Snowflake Special
Colebrookdale Railroad - 12:00 PM Pick
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