On November 19, 2019, Chef Nick Elmi is going to change Laurel’s entire menu for one night only and "cook the book" for guests. Guests will get to try the entire Fall section of the cookbook. For $225 per person, guests will enjoy a nine-course tasting menu, the signature cocktail of the season, The Drunken Farmer, and will leave with a signed copy of the cookbook. Additional wine pairings will be available. 1617 E Passyunk Ave.; restaurantlaurel.com
On Saturday, November 23rd, celebrate the holiday season at Terrain's 2019 Holiday Open House. Visit the Christmas Market to start your holiday shopping, roast s’mores, pick out your tree, and join in festive family games. Click here for more information. Tickets free of charge. 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills
On November 24, 2019, the Philadelphia Marathon takes you on a journey through historical city streets and famous landmarks, all while raising money for the American Association for Cancer Research. Thousands of fans line the course and cheer on runners as they make their way to the finish line at the steps of the famed art museum. 2500 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, philadelphiamarathon.com
On Wednesday, November 27th, Wax + Wine is hosting a Friendsgiving eve event. Wax + Wine will be 75 minutes on Thanksgiving Eve and will feature limited-edition Thanksgiving scents. The candle making experience includes a complimentary glass of champagne for each guest and a Polaroid picture for your group to take home. 1034 Pine Street; waxandwine.com
On November 29, 2019, The Philadelphia Charity Ball celebrates its 140th anniversary of inspiring young adults to make volunteerism and philanthropy a central part of their lives. The 2019 Ball will benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, a presentation, dancing, and late-night breakfast. The evening attire is formal. The Ballroom at the Ben, 834 Chestnut St.; philadelphiacharityball.com
On Saturday, November 30, December 7, 14, and 21st, King of Prussia Town Center is celebrating the holiday season with its 4th annual Winterfest event. Guests will enjoy horse and carriage rides, arts and crafts by The Painted Home, pop-ups from Valley Forge Tourism Board, music DJ Soundscapes and local school choirs, a visit from Santa Claus and much more.
On December 3, 2019, the Friends of Rittenhouse Square will be lighting up Rittenhouse Park. The event will include family-friendly activities and a variety of musical performances leading up to the lighting of the 30-foot holiday tree. The ceremony will also be attended by Mayor Jim Kenney and others. Rittenhouse Square, 19th & Walnut Streets; friendsofrittenhouse.org
On Saturday, March 28, 2020, The American Red Cross is hosting Red Ball. This event is the American Red Cross’ largest fundraiser in the Philadelphia area and 2020 marks the 20th anniversary. Red Ball is a reception-style black-tie gala – it’s elegance without the long sit-down dinner and program. All funds raised support the Red Cross House, the center for disaster recovery in Philadelphia. Purchase tickets here. Vie by Cescaphe, 600 N Broad Street.