Nov 21, 2013
Weekend Planner: Nov. 22, 2013
With Hanukkah, Thanksgiving and even Christmas just around the corner, the holiday season kicks into high gear this weekend.
Philly & the 'burbs
Shed some calories before that Thanksgiving feast with a bevy of Turkey Trots. In Philly, the CW Henry 5K Run and 2K Walk through Mt. Airy starts at 8:30am Sat., while the Philadelphia Zoo Turkey Trot 5K lets you run past the animals at 8am Sun. In Lansdale, trot on local roads and Fischer’s Park trails, 8am Sat., for the Towamencin Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run.
The line for Santa at the Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem might be a little shorter all weekend as folks flock instead to the USA Network’s Modern Family Pop-Up Photo Studio. Embrace your inner Dunphy and pose with show-inspired props to take home a FREE pop-culture print of your modern family.
It’s prime time for kids to send Santa their wish lists and letters. Langhorne’s Little Old House of Make Believe unveils its handcrafted North Pole Mailbox during its Holiday Cookies & Milk Open Play, featuring holiday crafts and cookie decorating, Sun. 9am-1pm.
Just in time to make Thanksgiving centerpieces, the Delaware Children’s Museum hosts a Fall Food Art studio, starting 10am Sun. Easel painting and fruit-and-veggie-stamped collages are on tap.
Enjoy FREE hayrides, hot apple cider and s’mores by the fire while browsing Christmas trees, wreaths and handcrafted gift baskets at Fifer Orchards’ Cider Fest, opening Sat. at 10am in Camden-Wyoming (through Dec. 14).
The holidays are officially under way in Wilmington this Sat. with launch of the ever-popular Yuletide at Winterthur. Seasonal traditions of the past and present are on display in H.F. du Pont’s lavishly decorated home.
Take a trip back to the first Thanksgiving at the FREE Native American Heritage Month Event at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, Sat. 11am. Learn about the food, clans and history of the Delaware-Lenape while making corn pictures and turkey stick puppets.
It’s a weekend of early Hanukkah festivities. At Cherry Hill’s Katz JCC, Sun. 10:30am, families with kids 3 to 6 come in PJs for the Hanukkah Pajamakah (latkes for brunch!). Later that evening, from 5-7pm, teens with special needs will be treated to an ACHaD Hanukkah Dance Party. Over in the Arts Council of Princeton, celebrate the holiday with The Klez Dispensers, A Hanukkah Concert, Sun. at 2:30pm.
Gift giving always feels good; on Sat., get a little something in return for your generosity. Enjoy a free hayride for every unwrapped gift you bring to the Toys for Tots Toy Drive & Classic Car Show, 11am-3pm at Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford.