Wells Fargo Center
Are you in the mood for hockey yet? In their home opener, the Flyers take on the San Jose Sharks. How about now?
For the 27th year, the Philadelphia Film Festival brings a slate of acclaimed features, documentaries, shorts, and more to the city for screenings, panel discussions, and actor and director Q&As.
Price: $157.50-1500 for badges, TBD for individual film screenings
Ready for a cutesy seasonal affair? The South Street Fall Pumpkin Fest features horse and wagon hayrides, circus performers, kids costume contest, food, beer, and other seasonally appropriate activities.
Sly Fox Brewery
Watch on as cyclocross racers pedal through a multi-terrain course out in Pottstown. You, on the other hand, can drink Sly Fox beer and eat food.
2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The Philadelphia Marathon turns 25 this year, but if 26.2 miles seems too daunting, there’s a half marathon (13.1 miles), as well as an 8K you can run. If even those sound too daunting, you can always arm yourself with a sign and head to a cheering section.
Price: Free to watch; marathon registration is $115, half-marathon registration is $105, 8K registration is $30
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
A time-honored tradition, the 6abc Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade brings plenty of visitors to the Parkway to view the floats, balloons, bands, dancers, performers -- and, of course, Santa.
November 23 - January 1
Macy’s Center City
Brave the Center City shopping crowds and head to Macy’s, where the Christmas Light Show (with a soundtrack from the Wanamaker Organ) will get you in the holiday spirit.