November 2019 Events in Philadelphia
Festive Events to Kick Off the Holidays
Cooler weather, strings of lights, more food than we can ever hope to eat (but we’ll certainly give it a try!), and plenty of parties and events to fill our calendars – the holidays are almost here!
If you’re new to the area, and maybe to The Overlook townhome community itself, you might be wondering how you’ll usher in this wonderful season. Don’t worry! Whether you’ve lived in or near East Falls for less than a year, or half your life, there’s always something to do that will help you meet your neighbors and engage with our community. And leading up to the holidays, there’s an event for everyone to enjoy!
Winter at Dilworth Park
In just a few days, on November 8, Dilworth Park will transform into a winter wonderland that lasts well into the new year! Whether you prefer shopping or ice skating, this impromptu playground offers a stunning array of activities, not to mention the unique arrangements and pieces to be found in the Wintergarden and the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market. Best of all, you and your friends can enjoy beverages and snack in the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink and Cabin as late into the season as February.
Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show
Benjamin Franklin probably never imagined that accessible electricity would lead to anything like the display found in Franklin Square during the Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show. Presented by PECO, this show features more than 75,000 lights, outdoor fire pits, and holiday treats every evening – except Thanksgiving and Christmas – through New Year’s Eve.
Want to work off some of the turkey beforehand? The Philadelphia Marathon has been ranked as one of the best ones in the whole country, and offers plenty of options for runners of all skill levels. Whether you choose to run the full race, or just take the kids to the fun run, the entire weekend is full of activities, sponsored runs, and opportunities to meet more of the running community in Philadelphia.
Thanksgiving Day Parade
No Thanksgiving Day would be complete without a parade, but did you know that at nearly 100 years in the running, Philadelphia’s holiday parade is one of the longest standing traditions in the country? 1.4 miles of the city’s streets make room for floats, performers, and even Santa himself at the end of the event. Local shops and vendors usually take advantage of the festivities with special treats and offers, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!
Become a part of the Philadelphia community this holiday season with these and plenty more events happening in all of our neighborhoods. And for more tips and calendar-worthy happenings, watch for updates from The Overlook.