Whether you’re a Philadelphia native or just in town for the weekend, you and your loved ones can find plenty of activities to do and sights to see in The City of Brotherly Love as you kick off the holiday season.
The 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade
Why watch New York’s Macy’s parade on TV when you can see the oldest Thanksgiving parade in America live in Philly? A plethora of schools and businesses come together for the 1.4-mile parade every year, and you can expect to see beautifully decorated floats, huge balloons, and celebrity entertainment the entire morning. Ride with Uber to get close to the best viewing spot at the end of the parade route. (The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130)
Jurassic World: The Exhibition
When the Thanksgiving Day gathering dwindles down, many families head to the movies. This year, why not experience a movie brought to life? Before the dinosaurs got out of hand, the theme park in Jurassic Park was a dream come true. Now, you can enjoy those dinosaurs, without the danger. Jurassic World: The Exhibition opens Friday, November 25, 2016, at The Franklin Institute. It promises life-sized animatronics of velociraptors, a brachiosaurus, and more. Buy tickets ahead of time to make sure you catch this cutting-edge exhibit while you’re in town. (222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103)
King of Prussia Mall
Philadelphia is pure Black Friday bliss, since it’s home to the second-largest mall in America with no sales tax on clothing and shoes. With more than 450 stores, the King of Prussia Mallwill help you walk off your Thanksgiving feast while you hunt down all the best deals. Treat yourself to a ride there with an uberX, and save your energy to run for those door-buster deals. (160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406)
Christmas Village in Philadelphia
If Thanksgiving weekend makes you nostalgic for tree-trimming and gingerbread, make room for a new tradition with Christmas Village, right in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. With more than 70 wooden booths of unique Christmas wares, all blanketed in European charm, you’re sure to leave humming a carol or two. To make the most of the bratwursts and hot mulled wine, ride there and back with Uber. (1400 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19107)
Wherever you may roam in America during Thanksgiving weekend, let Uber take you home or to the airport. You can choose to go out like a star with UberBLACK, save money by sharing your ride with uberPOOL, or just take an uberXL with you and your friends and family.