Pa­rade of Thanks

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As the old­est Thanks­giv­ing pa­rade in the coun­try, the Philadel­phia Thanks­giv­ing Day Pa­rade is an an­nual tra­di­tion for lo­cals and visi­tors. The pa­rade stretches across 1.4 miles and fea­tures huge floats, bal­loons and tons of per­form­ers—see ev­ery­thing from lo­cal choir groups to dancers and march­ing bands. The pa­rade also marks the start of the hol­i­day sea­son, with a visit from Santa and hol­i­day cheer through­out. The pa­rade be­gins at 20th Street and JFK Boule­vard and ends at the steps of the Philadel­phia Mu­seum of Art. Es­cape the crowds stand­ing along the front­lines of the pa­rade route and find a spot at the steps to see the fi­nale. Or, take the lit­tle ones and head to Eakins Oval (2601 Ben­jamin Franklin Pkwy.), where kids en­ter­tain­ment and re­fresh­ments are served as you watch. On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 24 from 8:30 am-12:00 pm,


Peter Serpico’s epony­mous restau­rant is known for its bold fla­vors and in­ter­est­ing in­gre­di­ent pairings but the chef keeps things pretty tra­di­tional for Thanks­giv­ing. Three cour­ses ($75) in­clude dishes like sage-scented kabocha squash, fried Brussels sprouts and the star of the show: roasted turkey with leek stuff­ing and fried turkey skin. www.ser­pi­coon­south. com. 604 South St., 215.925.3001.


One of the best din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences in the city is brunch at Lacroix, the fine- din­ing icon on the se­cond floor of the Rittenhouse ho­tel. For Thanks­giv­ing, chef Jon Ci­chon’s buf­fet is be­ing served­dowl­tav­ 433 Chest­nut St., 215.923.2267.

Lacroix at the Rittenhouse

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