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Ridge Avenue tree lighting

It's the seventh annual tree lighting on the 2300-block of Ridge Avenue, hosted by Eatible Delights Catering. This community event includes hot meals, a coat giveaway and tons of holiday activities.

Where: Ridge Avenue at 2300 Ridge Ave 19121

When: November 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

How much: Free


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Whiskey takes over brunch at Standard Tap

The antidote to big family feasts is definitely whiskey for brunch. Both days this weekend, this Northern Liberties mainstay is showcasing brown spirits from local distillers, including Red Brick, Bluebird, Rowhouse Spirits, New Liberty, Dad's Hat, Cooper River and more. Tasting flights will be offered, and on Sunday many of the distillers will be there in person.

Where: Standard Tap at 901 N. 2nd St. 19123

When: November 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to November 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

How much: Pay as you go


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Art from the Heart at Silk City

Live bodypainting, original music, poetry and comedy, dancing, fashion shows and artwork for sale come together at this semi-annual fest that takes over the diner-like club and restaurant on Spring Garden. There's also an open-mic signup if you get inspired to create.

Where: Silk City at 435 Spring Garden St. 19123

When: November 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to November 27, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.

How much: $10


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Opening weekend at the ice rink by the river

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest kicks off this weekend. If you've been in previous years, you know about the fun that awaits — it's not just skating. There's a big pop-up market with food and snacks from Garces Group, Chickie's & Pete's and Franklin Fountain, heated cabins with fire pits, a Kids Lodge filled with arcade games and a giant holiday tree. If you haven't made it down, think Spruce Street Harbor Park, but the winter version. Open through 1 a.m. on Saturday and 11 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Blue Cross RiverRink at 101 S. Columbus Blvd.

When: November 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to November 26, 2017 at 11:00 p.m.

How much: Pay as you go


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‘Miracle on 13th Street’ holiday lighting party

The South Philly block that's so crazy with its holiday light display it's known as a "miracle" is hosting a block party to kick off this year's extravaganza. Expect games and rides for both kids and adults, a DJ spinning holiday tunes, a photo booth and food trucks. (Santa is rumored to be making an appearance.)

Where: 1600 Block of South 13th Street at 1600 S. 13th St. 19148

When: November 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

How much: Free


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Inaugural community Thanksgiving dinner at Siddiq’s

Recognizing that not everyone has family or friends to share the holiday — and that not everyone can afford to prepare their own turkey feast — Siddiq Moore and his team are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner that's open to anyone in their West Philly community. Ol' Boys catering will provide the food, and lots of local business have signed up as sponsors to help defray the cost. The event takes place in the grassy lot behind the water ice shop in a heated tent, and there'll be a moonbounce for the kids. (If you're interested in donating or helping out, call 215-410-6513.)

Where: Siddiq's Real Fruit Water Ice at 264 S. 60th St. 19139

When: November 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

How much: Free


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Get a preview of Craft Hall at a holiday pop-up

The new Yards Brewery taproom is open on Spring Garden, but beer is still being made on Delaware Avenue, and will be for several months. So it'll be a while before Avram Hornik's vision for the old Yards space — a combination bakery, BBQ joint and brewpub — gets up and running. You can get a preview of the multi-faceted spot during the holiday season, when it pops up on the north apron of City hall from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23. Expect a decorated tent with seating for 100, a champagne bar, beer, cocktails, food and loaves and other retail gifts. Open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Philadelphia City Hall at North apron

When: November 23, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. to December 23, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.

How much: Pay as you go


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Dance away Thanksgiving Eve at a classy go-go bar

Perfect pre-game for a day spent with family? A go-go bar. The annual Jive Turkey dance party features free Jim Beam samples through 10 p.m., a screening of Cleopatra Jones, DJs on vinyl and $5 "turkeywide" specials all night (Yuengling + Wild Turkey).

Where: The Trestle Inn at 339 N. 11th St. 19107

When: November 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to November 23, 2017 at 2:00 a.m.

How much: No cover


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Food trucks take over the Roosevelt Mall

The Northeast Philly Food Truck Festival is bringing 16-plus mobile vendors out for a day of fun and games. In addition to the trucks, there'll be a bouncy house and prizes for kids, a pumpkin chucking contest and prizes for adults, plus a DJ spinning tunes. In food land, look for faves like The Cow and the Curd, The Tot Cart and Waffles & Wedges.

Where: Roosevelt Mall parking lot at 2329 Cottman Ave. 19149

When: November 18, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

How much: Pay as you go


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Sweet seafood deals on a Saturday night

If you're looking to stock up on fish for the week, take note: the best time to do it is Saturday night. Each week, it turns out, the South Philly retail outlet of Samuels Seafood offers a slew of unbeatable deals. Shrimp are $2 off, other shellfish is $1 off, oysters are $1 each and you can get lobsters and shrimp steamed for free (usually $2/lb.). There's also rotating deals on fish filets, two-for-one deals on prepared items, as well as $1/lb. off on produce from Green Meadow Farm. Why? The shop is closed Sundays, and would rather take the hit than sell something less fresh.

Where: Ippolito's Seafood at 1300 Dickinson St. 19147

When: November 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

How much: Pay as you go


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City Hall holiday light show premier

The Deck the Hall Light Show starts tonight at City Hall. Mayor Jim Kenney, the Center City District and other partners will kick off the season for the first showing of the display at the West Market Street facade of City Hall. Can't make it? Catch it every hour on the half hour Sunday through Thursdays and even more frequently on the weekends until Jan. 1.

Where: City Hall at 1 S. 15th St. 19102

When: November 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

How much: Free


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Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Day Parade

Celebrate the 41st year of this parade and bring your nonperishable food donations. This year's parade theme is "Northeast Philadelphia: A Scouting Destination" to honor the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be collecting for the Toys for Tots program on Knorr Street. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there!

Where: Frankford Avenue between Rhawn and Knorr at Frankford Avenue and Rhawn Street 19136

When: November 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

How much: Free