Main Line Happenings: Nov. 20-26

From the Thanksgiving Day Parade to the kick off of Christmas celebrations, here are nine events you won’t want to miss this week.




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Thanksgiving Table Arrangements at Scott Arboretum
Nov. 21, Swarthmore

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College hosts this festive workshop with garden supervisor Adam Glas, who will show you how to add autumnal bounty to your Thanksgiving table.

Turkey Trot 5k
Nov. 23, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Wayne

FS Investments hosts its inaugural Turkey Trot 5k in downtown Wayne, benefiting For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation and the Main Line Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Nov. 23, Philadelphia

The country’s original Thanksgiving parade marches its way through the streets of Philadelphia, complete with gigantic floats and plenty of performers.

A Longwood Christmas
Nov. 23-Jan. 7, Kennett Square

Longwood Gardens’ Christmas spectacular is a Chester County holiday classic. This year’s theme is Versailles, so expect to see ornate French design influences.

A Brandywine Christmas
Nov. 24-Jan.7, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Chadds Ford

The Brandywine River Museum of Art’s annual holiday celebration begins this week, featuring a giant model train display, Victorian dollhouse and lots of lively decorations.

31st Annual Thanksgiving “Not Just” Rock Record Show
Nov. 24-25, Oaks

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center hosts this annual record and musical collectibles show, the largest of its kind east of the Mississippi.

The Hedgerow Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol
Nov. 24-Dec. 24, Rose Valley

Professional actors and community members come together to bring Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to life for this 25-year Delaware Valley tradition.

Japanese Food Festival
Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ardmore

Maido! in Ardmore is bringing seasonal Japanese comfort food to the Main Line for this culinary extravaganza. Staff will be available to explain how to replicate the dishes at home, too.

Third Annual Garrett Hill Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 26, 5:30 p.m., Bryn Mawr

Radnor Township’s annual Christmas tree lighting features hot chocolate, holiday treats and caroling. Make sure to bring an ornament to decorate the tree.

Holiday season is officially upon us! Stay up to date with all of our area’s festive happenings with our 2017 Holiday Event Guide.

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