There’s so much to be thankful for this holiday season. It’s time to celebrate with food, family and friends. Whether you do that by indulging in the good eats, watching football, attending a parade, or playing games with friends and family, our 2021 Thanksgiving Guide will help you enjoy all the festivities happening in Philadelphia and get you into the holiday spirit. Happy Thanksgiving!


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Bank & Bourbon

1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 231-7300

This Thanksgiving, enjoy a festive and seasonal meal at Bank & Bourbon. Salad options include a roasted squash salad, broccoli-baby kale caesar, heirloom roasted carrots, brussels sprouts salad and mixed greens. From the carving block, options include prime rib, roasted turkey and whole roasted salmon. Thanksgiving isn’t complete there; feast on an elaborate selection of seasonal pies and desserts! Reservations are available from 11 am – 9 pm. Pricing starts at $80/adult and $25/child with $35 optional wine pairing. See the complete menu HERE.

Fork

306 Market Street, Philadelphia
(215) 625-9425
https://forkrestaurant.com

Fork will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 1-8 pm. Menu options include kuri curry squash soup with pickled apple, beet salad, brussels sprouts and smoked grapes with feta, horseradish and hazelnut dukkah, green meadow farm roasted heirloom turkey with cranberry-rosemary-citrus sauce and gravy, dry-aged 32 oz. rib eye steak with confit garlic and so much more. Pricing is $95/person and 20% service charge on every check. Reservations can be made here.

Photo provided by Fork

Red Owl Tavern

433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 923-2267

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Red Owl Tavern with a prix fixe menu starting at $65. Reservations can be made between 2 and 8pm with the last seating at 7:30pm. Make your reservation here.

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square

120 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 569-8300

The Sofitel Philadelphia is offering Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Executive Chef Edward Hancock is bringing local goodness and a taste of French Art de Vivre to “Action de grâce,” and it’s going to be one to remember. Dining is $80/person and includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Children under 12 are half price. Make your reservations here.

Walnut Street Cafe (Dine-in or Take-Out)

2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 867-8067

Walnut Street Cafe is serving Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Pricing starts at $45 with the option of additional supplements. You will receive two courses with a choice of two sides and a dessert. See the full menu here.

The Twisted Tail (Dine-in or Take-Out)

509 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 558-2471

Share a meal with your friends and family at The Twisted Tail or take it to go. Select your favorite meat option from Roasted Turkey, Charcoal-Grilled Hanger Steak, Pineapple-Glazed Ham or Honey-BBQ Glazed Salmon. All sides on the menu are served family-style in bowls with serving utensils. For dessert, there is fresh baked pumpkin, apple and pecan mini pies. Individual dinners are $55/person and $25 for children under 10. Children under 3 are free. All take out orders must be received by 11/18. Preferred pick up times are between 11a m and 2 pm.

XIX Nineteen – The Bellevue Hotel

200 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 790-1919

The XIX Restaurant at the Bellevue Hotel is offering Thanksgiving Dinner. There will be a raw bar, cheese & charcuterie selection, live action stations, salads and a wide selection of desserts. Pricing is $75/person for adults and $38/child ages 5-12. Non-alcoholic drinks are included.


El Camino Real 

1040 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 925-1110

Forget the dirty dishes, grocery shopping, and cooking. Make this Thanksgiving holiday simple this year. Order your homemade turkey dinner from El Camino Real today with easy pick up in Northern Liberties. All packages will be prepared for pick up on Wednesday October 25th with reheating instructions included.  All orders must be in by November 23.

Garces Events Thanksgiving Dinner

Pickup location: 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Pickup times: Tuesday, 11/23 from 12-8pm or Wednesday, 11/24 from 8am-3pm
Order online at  www.garcestradingcompany.com

This Thanksgiving, spend more time with family and have your dinner prepared for you by Garces Trading Company. All you have to do is heat and serve. Reheat instructions will be provided with your package. The Thanksgiving package is $90 and serves two people. Included is turkey breast and gravy, butter lettuce salad, rosemary parker house rolls, cranberry-orange relish, challah bread stuffing, whipped mashed potatoes, Garces’ green bean casserole, your choice of pie (whole) – caramel apple or pumpkin pie. Pick up your order or have it delivered if you live within 15 miles of Center City Philadelphia.

The Twisted Tail (Dine-in or Take-Out)

509 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 558-2471

Share a meal with your friends and family at The Twisted Tail or take it to go. Select your favorite meat option from Roasted Turkey, Charcoal-Grilled Hanger Steak, Pineapple-Glazed Ham or Honey-BBQ Glazed Salmon. All sides on the menu are served family-style in bowls with serving utensils. For dessert, there is fresh baked pumpkin, apple and pecan mini pies. Individual dinners are $55/person and $25 for children under 10. Children under 3 are free. All take out orders must be received by 11/18. Preferred pick up times are between 11a m and 2 pm.

Walnut Street Cafe 

2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 867-8067

Pre-order Thanksgiving dinner at Walnut Street Cafe. Thanksgiving Dinner for one includes all of the following: Honey Nut Squash Bisque, Farro Salad, Turkey Dinner with cranberry sauce, sage rolls, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream. Dinners start at $55 per person and delivery is available through Door Dash. Place your order here.


Shady Brook Farm

931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
215-968-1670

Pie options at Shady Brook Farm include Apple, Apple Caramel Walnut, Dutch Apple, Pecan, Pumpkin, Coconut Custard, Blueberry Crumb and Very Berry. You can also order Pumpkin Rolls, Apple Cider Donuts, and Uncle Dave’s Ice Cream. Pick up your order November 23 or 24 by 4 pm. Order must be placed by November 15th. Place your order here.

Oui Pastries

160 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia
(215) 922-1269
www.ouipastries.com/

Oui Pastries is now taking Thanksgiving Holiday pre-orders through November 21. Pick up orders on November 24th. Options include Apple Pear Crumble Pie, Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Oat Streusel.

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Photo provided by Oui Pastries


Godshall’s Poultry

Reading Terminal Market
51 N 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 922-7589
readingterminalmarket.org/merchant/godshalls-poultry/

Godshall’s poultry is locally raised, free-range and delivered straight from the farm to the stand every day.

Guinta’s Prime Shop

Reading Terminal Market
51 N 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 627-6175
www.guintasprimeshop.com

Guinta’s is considered one of the top meat and poultry purveyors in the area. In addition to a full line of meats, fresh poultry is also available year-round. You can call the store to place your order.

Basil Bandwagon

Clinton- 38 Old Hwy 22 | (908) 735-3822
Flemington- 276 US Hwy 202/31 | (908) 788-5737
Lambertville- 239 N. Union St | (609) 460-4500
Open Everyday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
www.basilbandwagon.com
Basil Bandwagon is your online headquarters for a stress-free Thanksgiving. In order to guarantee your order, all sides must be placed by 11/15 and all pies by 11/8. When ordering turkeys, size ranges are approximate and will vary depending on what the farms have available. There is a large variety of options on the website. Can’t decide which turkey to get? They can help!

Bolton Farm Market

1005 E. Main Street, Silverdale, PA
215-257-6047
www.boltonfarmmarket.com 

Bolton Farm Market is a family owned and operated poultry farm in Bucks County, PA that’s been around for more than 80 years. They take pride in raising antibiotic, hormone and cage free turkeys, chickens and beef. Purchase a farm fresh turkey, raised on the Bolton Farm here.

Necessity Farms & Dairy

202 Green Hill Road, Telford
267-382-0556
[email protected]
www.necessityfarms.com

These turkeys are free-range and non-GMO. They also have free-range, non-GMO chickens, dairy products, and homemade, no-sugar-added fruit butters like a pumpkin butter and apple cider sauce. Contact the email above to place your order for Thanksgiving.

Altomonte’s Italian Market

85 North York Road
Warminster, PA 18974
215-672-5439
www.altomontes.com

A full Thanksgiving Menu is listed on the website above. Fresh turkeys, desserts & wine pairings are available. Turkeys are available for pick up cold on Wednesday, November 24th through Sunday, November 28th. Heating instructions will be provided. Closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Shady Brook Farm

931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA
215-968-1670

Fresh turkeys, fresh baked pies and delicious sides for your Thanksgiving feast are available for purchase. Orders must be placed by November 7th for turkeys and November 15th for sides and desserts. Pick up your order November 23 or 24 by 4 pm. Place your order here.


Steam Pub

606 Second Street Pike
Southampton, PA 18966
215-942-6468
www.steampub.com

Stop by Steam Pub, 2021 Happening List Winner for Martini, for delicious food and drink. Try one of their seasonal dishes! Steam Pub is hosting a Thanksgiving Eve Party with DJ Skipmode that kicks off on Wednesday, November 24th at 10 pm. There is no cover for this event.

LumiNature at Philadelphia Zoo

When: November 18th – January 9th
Where: Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo is excited to light up the holidays once again with the return of LumiNature, presented by Chase. The giant-sized holiday extravaganza will transform the entire zoo into a nighttime wonderland. Guests will experience a magical journey of lights, music, sounds and surprises. LumiNature will expand to feature 14 illuminated experience zones that will feature lively themed displays, newly-enhanced installations and thousands of twinkling lights. In addition, there will be seasonal fare, strolling performers, hot chocolate and ever-warming adult beverages to spark the holiday spirit.

PHestivaL of Trees

When: November 12, 13 & 14
Where: The Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA

Come out and enjoy a festive event featuring hundreds of uniquely decorated holiday trees & gingerbread houses, live entertainment, a holiday shopping village and Santa himself. Proceeds from decorated trees are donated to local animal rescues and shelters.

Wintergarden at Dilworth Park

Greenfield Lawn at Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street, West Side of City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Beginning in November, some of Philadelphia’s favorite winter traditions return to Dilworth Park. You can enjoy the Rothman Orthopedic Institute Ice Rink and reindeer topiaries on the Greenfield Lawn. A full lineup of free entertainment is planned, including the Deck the Halls Light Show, the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market and the Rothman Orthopedic Institute Cabin. Dilworth Park’s winter season begins on November 1st. The Philadelphia Holiday Market opens on Saturday, November 20th and on Monday, November 22nd is Dilworth Park’s Deck the Hall Light Show. For updates on hours and closures, follow along on Facebook.

 

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

When: November 25th – December 24th, 11 am – 7 pm
Where: Love Park and City Hall

Christmas Village in Philadelphia is an outdoor holiday market event in Center City Philadelphia, which is modeled after traditional Christmas Markets in Germany. Vendors in wooden booths will set up shop during the holiday season to sell a wide variety of international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts, as well as traditional European food, sweets and drinks. The unique atmosphere of lights and delicious smell of waffles, gingerbread, bratwurst and mulled wine will bring your family into the perfect Christmas spirit.

Peddler’s Village Gingerbread Display & Competition

2400 Street Road, New Hope, PA
(215) 794-4000
www.peddlersvillage.com

A holiday tradition at Peddler’s Village since 1984, the Gingerbread Competition and Display has more than 75 creative and whimsical entries in the categories of: NEW! Holiday on Wheels, Traditional, Authentic Reproduction Around the World, 3-D, Movie or TV Set, Winter Wonderland, Student and Kids Only. The Gingerbread entries will be on exhibit during shopping hours from November 19th through January 8, 2022. Admission is free.

Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show

931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
215-968-1670
www.shadybrookfarm.com

Shady Brook Farm’s spectacular Holiday Light Show features more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. Encounter whimsical displays and characters you might recognize as you drive through in the comfort of your own car. You can also enjoy the show on an open-air wagon ride (weather permitting). Stop in after the show to warm up at a toasty campfire, enjoy hot chocolate, cocoa, s’mores kits, tasty treats and locally produced adult beverages. Get your tickets on the website.

Winter on Broad Street: A Holiday Light Spectacular!

3601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia PA
215-389-9543
www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Feel the glow of the holidays as you step into an illuminated escape with your friends, family and loved ones. Winter on Broad Street: A Holiday Light Spectacular presented by Dietz & Watson helps you find the magic of the season as you walk through 193 larger-than-life light sculptures and displays. Make lasting memories in this winter wonderland from November 27-January 3. Tickets must be purchased to attend. Marquee light sculptures include a 25-foot reindeer, a 20-foot ornament, twin, dazzling diamond sculptures, an enchanted forest of over 45 illuminated trees, an ‘Under the Tree’ pop up of life size lit toys and glowing tunnels and winding icicle paths. There will also be snacks and sweets, mistletoe marketplace, reindeer games, a chance to take a photo with Gritty, ornament decorating and so much more.


Philadelphia Insurance Companies Turkey Trot

When: Thursday, November 25th, 9:00 am
Where: Forbidden Trail, Parking Lot #3, 200 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Insurance Companies Turkey Trot benefits Face to Face, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) human services organization dedicated to the health, well-being and stability of our community. For 37 years, Face to Face has strived to meet basic human needs and reduces suffering. Face to Face provides a safe environment and practical tools, which enable the people of the community to confront personal challenges, empower their lives, and fulfill their unique potential. The race location is at the intersection of Thomas Road and W. Northwestern Avenue in parking lot #3.  Registration fee includes a race shirt, refreshments, water stations, prizes and more.

Moorestown Turkey Trot 5K

When: Thursday, November 25th, 9:45 am
Where: 350 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown, NJ

Race along the Moorestown High School Cross Country course. Money raised from this trot will help the cross-country teams build a trail to run on and supply uniforms. Registration begins November 18th and a virtual trot will be held as well. There is a food drive associated with this event. Donate healthy breakfast foods and snacks like granola bars, applesauce, shelf-stable milk and fruit cups.

Gobble Wobble 5K

When: Thursday, November 25th, 9:00 am
Where: Spring Valley – 181 Rittenhouse Road, Royersford, PA & Abington – 1073 Old York Road, Abington, PA (Virtual Option too!)

Gobble Wobble is the beloved annual YMCA Thanksgiving 5K in the Greater Philadelphia region. This year, there are in person and virtual options. Proceeds from the race provide financial assistance to community members and youth who want to connect to healthier lives through fitness centers and programs. Register here.

Toss Your Turkey 5K

When: Thursday, November 25th, 9:00 am
Where: Montgomery County Community College, 101 College Drive, Pottstown, PA

The 2021 Toss Your Turkey is on as a live and virtual event this year. All entrants have the opportunity to “toss” a frozen turkey (which will be provided) from 7:00 – 8:20 am, and after the 5k race. The male and female who toss the turkey the furthest and runs the 5K will win Saucony shoes from the Chester County Running Store. Baked goods will be given as awards to age group winners and five year age group winners. The course is very flat and the first 600 entrants will receive long sleeve tech shirts. Sign up here.


Thanksgiving Gymnastics Camp

When: Wednesday, November 24th & Friday, November 26th, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Dynamix Gymnastics, 181 Wheeler Ct. Suite C, Langhorne, PA

Get flipping with Dynamix Gymnastics this Thanksgiving break in the Thanksgiving themed Schools Out Camp! Visit the website to learn more and register: www.dynamixgymnastics.com.

Dance Academy’s Annual Food Drive

When: Now until November 20th
Where: The Dance Academy, 1476 Buck Road, Holland, PA

The Dance Academy’s Annual Food Drive is an opportunity to get all students involved in a community service project. It’s a chance for the TDA Family to come together and have fun, while supporting a great cause. TDA will be collecting non-perishable items such as cereal, canned soups and veggies, baby formula, peanut butter and other pantry staples through November 20th.

La Chelé Annual Food Drive

430 Union Square Drive, New Hope
215-862-6100

2911 S. Eagle Road, Newtown
267-753-7676

www.lachelemedspa.com

La Chele is collecting canned and packaged dry foods through the month of November. Donors will receive raffle tickets to enter to win complimentary filler, neurotoxin or Skinmedica products. Please drop donations into their “Spirit of Giving” barrels at both Newtown and New Hope, PA locations.

Beauty Releaf

www.beautyreleaf.com

Beauty Releaf is an anti-aging company that focuses on the skins wellness and its ability to repair, balance, detox, and heals itself. This approach helps to slow and reverse the aging process. Their pure 100% natural product line is free of toxins or synthetic compounds. Here are some of their gift sets being offered this year:

The Introductory Gift Set: The “On the GLOW” gift set helps make your beauty regime simple and luxurious, while achieving healthy glowing skin. It includes:

  • The Eye-Tasker: The “does it all” eye cream! The Eye-Tasker is your eye cream, eye makeup primer, and eye hydrating mask all in one! It will brighten, hydrate and repair and have your eyes looking bright and refreshed. The Eye-Tasker will help to diminish dark circles and fine lines and protect and prevent the delicate eye area from signs of aging.
  • Massage Tool: The perfect partner to transform each application into a spa experience. The Massage Tool will help to deliver the benefits of the Eye-Tasker. It will de-puff, soothe, and brighten the eye area.
  • The Multi-Tasker: An ultra-luxurious “all in one” Face Serum, Makeup Primer and Hydrating Mask; This super-hydrating skin serum will transform your skin. It will become brighter, smoother, softer, firmer, and makeup will stay fresh-looking all day. Your skin will appear to have a “lift from within” glow.
  • The Glo-Tasker Deluxe Mini: “Shade Sun kissed”; The world’s first CBD-infused body treatment shimmer. The Glo-Tasker provides super hydration that lasts up to 24 hours and provides a sophisticated golden, bronze shimmer to the skin.

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Radiance Spa

2600 York Rd., Jamison, PA.
215-343-0350 Ext.6
www.radiance-spa.com
Visit www.DaivasShop.com for skincare products.

Escape to Radiance Spa for the holiday and pamper yourself with our restorative treatments.  Select from our full menu of therapeutic massages that will help you relax and loosen tight muscles.  Bring your significant other and enjoy a Couples Massage in our romantic suite with complimentary champagne.  Our professional therapists will customize your massage based on your needs.

Winner of the 2020 Best Facial in Bucks County, we offer a full range of facials from our Radiance Signature facial to more advanced treatments including micro-needling, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and LED Light Therapy.  We also offer a scientific skin analysis using the Biologique Recherche Paris “Skin Instant Lab” and recently introduced our anti-aging Biologique Recherche Facial. Call us for a free consultation.

Is your body in need of some hydration? Look no further than our “Chocolate Fig Fondant Body Wrap and Massage” and “Dreamsicle” body treatments to give your body the hydration it needs. Rough skin is left polished and softened while the body is relaxed. Choose from a 60-min or 90-min option.

Shop online for your at-home treatments and skincare needs!

 

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By: Sophia DeWald

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