TDY To-Do List: Holiday Market, Thanksgiving dinner prep, and more for Nov. 22-24

November 22, 2019
WOGL To-Do List: Holiday Market, Thanksgiving dinner prep, and more for Nov. 22-24

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You’re not a gourmet chef, but you consider yourself the queen of noshing. We get it, and we’re here to help.

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You have less than a week to finalize Thanksgiving dinner plans, and if it snuck up on you (again) this year, you still have a couple options. Several restaurants and caterers are taking orders for pre-made meals and fixings, available for pickup either the day of or before turkey day.

If that is still too daunting for you, consider making a reservation at select Philadelphia-area restaurants — savor the meal without the mess.

When you’ve settled on an agenda, stroll through the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, which opens for the season on Saturday. The winter wonderland has more than 45 Philly artisans, crafters and confectionaries that offer handcrafted gifts and holiday foods.

You can get the thought of food off the brain — though why would you want to? — by watching fit people tackle the Philadelphia Marathon and several other associated races.

For a taste of the weekend ahead, scroll through The TDY To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in the city and surrounding suburbs. Listen to our top picks below.


Miss Rachel’s Pantry
Courtesy of Miss Rachel’s Pantry

WHERE: Miss Rachel’s Pantry, 1938 S. Chadwick St., South Philadelphia

DEALS: $100 vegan dinner feeds four; other options available 

ORDER BY: Must order before Friday at midnight

PICK UP: Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 


WHERE: Urban Farmer, 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

DEALS: $175 Thanksgiving package feeds four to six people

ORDER BY: Must order before Friday at 6 p.m.

PICK UP: Nov. 28, noon to 4 p.m.


WHERE: Davio’s, 200 Main St., King of Prussia

DEALS: Thanksgiving dinner is $45 per person; desserts are $12 each

ORDER BY: Must order before Friday at 6 p.m.

PICK UP: Nov. 27 or 28, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


WHERE: The Original Turkey, Reading Terminal Market, Center City

DEALS: $99 Thanksgiving feast feeds six to eight people; other options available 

ORDER BY: Must order by or on Monday

PICK UP: Nov. 27, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


WHERE: Jones, 700 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

DEALS: $130 Thanksgiving dinner feeds six people; build your own dinner option available

ORDER BY: Must order on or before Sunday

PICK UP: Pick up cold food on Nov. 27, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pick up hot food on Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


WHERE: Relish, 7152 Ogontz Ave., West Oak Lane

DEALS: $250 trimmings package with turkey feeds 10 to 15 people; other options available

ORDER BY: Must order before Sunday at 8 p.m.

PICK UP: Nov. 27, 4 to 9:30 p.m., and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon



dim sum house philly
Courtesy of Dim Sum House

WHERE: Dim Sum House, 3939 Chestnut St., University City

DEALS: Full menu for all-day dim sum; full menu for Thanksgiving dinner; special menu for seafood dishes, including Norwegian whole king crab

TIME: noon to 8 p.m.


WHERE: Devil’s Alley, 1907 Chestnut St., Center City

DEALS: $35 three course meal; kids eat for $19.95

TIME: 2:30 to 8 p.m.


WHERE: The Bercy, 7 Lancaster Ave., Ardmore 

DEALS: Price fixe menu for $65; kid trays for $15

TIME: 3 to 8 p.m.


WHERE: Chez Colette, 120 S. 17th St., Rittenhouse Square

DEALS: Buffet is $65 per person with complimentary champagne

TIME: noon to 4 p.m.


WHERE: Red Owl Tavern, 433 Chestnut St., Old City

DEALS: $24 dinner menu, which includes dessert; limited al la carte dinner available

TIME: noon to 7:45 p.m.


WHERE: Smokin’ Betty’s, 116 S. 11th St., Center City

DEALS: $35 three-course meal; kids eat for $19.95

TIME: 2:30 to 8 p.m.; bar open until 10 p.m.


WHERE: Square 1682, 121 S. 17th St., Rittenhouse Square

DEALS: $65 five-course meal; vegan options available

TIME: noon to 8 p.m.


WHERE: CO-OP Restaurant and Lounge, 20 S. 30th St., University City

DEALS: $125 dinner spread feeds four to five people; individual plates available for $25

TIME: noon to 7 p.m.



Philly attraction weekend
Lauren Mame Thomas

EVENT: Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market opens

DATE: Saturday through Jan. 1

WHERE: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St., Center City

DETAILS: Dilworth Park transforms into a winter wonderland with more than 45 designers, crafters and other vendors. There will be holiday gifts, food and more. 

PRICE: Free to attend


EVENT: Philadelphia Marathon weekend

DATE: Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Different start locations

DETAILS: Four races, one weekend. On Saturday, the Dietz & Watson Half Marathon, Rothman Orthopaedics 8K and the Dunkin’ Munchkin Kids Fun Run will all take place. They lead up to the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday.

PRICE: Most registrations are closed, but races are free to watch. Onsite registration for Dunkin’ Fun Run still available


EVENT: The Great Allentown Comic Con

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: 1901 S. 12th St., Allentown

DETAILS: Comics, Gritty and more. There will be talented artists, celebrity guests, vendors, family-friendly events and prizes to win.

PRICE: One-day passes are $12; two-day passes are $18


EVENT: The Cat Shack Fundraiser & Vendor Event

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Sleepy Cat Urban Winery, 1840 W. Allen St., Allentown

DETAILS: Do you like cats and wine? Join Sleepy Cat Winery for a fundraising event to benefit The Cat Shack, an organization that helps find homes for cats in need. There will be baked goods for sale and vendors to aid in holiday shopping. 

PRICE: $10 donation for tasting of six different wines



Mean Girls Tour Philly
Joan Marcus

EVENT: ‘Mean Girls’

DATE: Now through Dec. 1

WHERE: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

PRICE: Prices vary


EVENT: Reading Blues Fest

DATE/TIME: Friday to Sunday

WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Reading, 701 Penn St.

PRICE: Prices vary throughout the weekend


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