November 2011 Philadelphia Events – Thanksgiving and Much More



As we constantly find and include additional November 2011 Philadelphia Events, this page will always be updated. So, please check back frequently for more events!


Thursday, November 10 - Sunday, November 13 - The Amazing, World-Class Acrobats of Cirque du Soleil - Quidam Soars into the Liacouras Center at Temple University, For Seven Performances

Unfortunately, Cirque du Soleil - Quidam is only playing at the Liacouras Center, for a brief engagement, from Thursday, November 10, through Sunday, November 13. Fortunately, there are two performances on all three remaining days.

Friday, November 11, 2011 – 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 12, 2011 – 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Sunday, November 13, 2011 – 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM

We attended the Thursday, November 10 performance, and you can read our rave review on its standalone page - Cirque du Soleil Quidam Review at Temple.


Monday, November 14, 2011, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm - Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation presents “Havana Nights” in association with Cuba Libre Restaurant, at the National Constitution Center - Proceeds will benefit Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania

Havana Nights is a Cuban-themed fundraising gala with chic ambiance. The evening will be a culinary experience highlighting dishes from Cuba Libre Restaurant paired with rum, Mojitos and premier wine, and will feature a Cuban Salsa Band, dancing and other entertainment. Auction items will be available for bidding.

The event, on the second floor of the National Constitution Center will be celebrity driven, as Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies will invite his friends from MLB, the NFL, NBA and NHL, along with musicians, actors and television personalities to attend.

Tickets are $300 apiece, and benefit a great cause. You can contact the official Jimmy Rollins web site for more information.


RECOMMENDED - Saturday, November 5 - Sunday, November 6 - The 30th Annual Re-Enactment of General George Washington's 1777 Revolutionary War Army Encampment, at Historic Hope Lodge in Whitemarsh, Suburban Montgomery County

We highly recommend, at this ghostly time of year, the Re-enactment of Washington's Continental Army encampment, in Whitemarsh, in suburban Montgomery County. It re-enacts the six-week period - from November 2, 1777, to December 11, 1777 - when Washington's army was encamped in Whitemarsh, while the British were occupying Philadelphia.

The Americans face off against British skirmishers, invading from occupied Germantown and Philadelphia. Hope Lodge is a preserved, 18th-century home, that served as an army hospital during the encampment. Tours of the mansion will be available.

It's great family entertainment, especially for the price. Adults are $6, seniors $4, children 6-17, $4, under 6, free; a family carload, a flat $20. Food is available, as well as military and craft demonstrations. The festivities take place from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, both Saturday and Sunday.

Hope Lodge is located at 553 South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034. It is extremely convenient to the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Fort Washington exit, as it is only several minutes away, down Bethlehem Pike.

Schedule of Whitemarsh Encampment 2010 Events and Activities

Skirmishes - (Note: These are the really cool parts, so make sure you don't miss them. The American and British troops take the field against each other behind Hope Lodge, and demonstrate 18th century maneuvers and combat.)

Saturday, November 5 - 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM
Sunday, November 6 - 2:00 PM

Revolutionary War Era Church Service in Formal Garden - Sunday only, 10:15 AM

Pistol Duel in the Formal Garden - Sunday, only - 1:00 PM

Throughout both days-

There will be military drills and tactical demonstrations, in both the American and British camps, consisting of white tents around the property. Self-guided tours of the Hope Lodge Mansion will be available all day, except during Skirmishes (they don't want anyone to miss the Skirmishes, while visiting the Mansion).

Museum Gift Shop

Colonial Open-Hearth Cooking in the Summer Kitchen


Thursday, November 10 - Sunday, November 13 - The 35th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show Takes Place, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be hosting its 35th Annual Craft Show, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (a/k/a the Philadelphia Convention Center) at 13th and Arch Streets, from Thursday, November 10, 2010, to Sunday, November 13, 2010. Hours and ticketing are as follows:

Thursday, November 10 - Friday, November 11 - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 12 - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 13 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

For adults, tickets are $15.00 for a single day ticket, $20.00 for a two-day ticket - for children under 12, tickets are $5.00.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Will Also Continue Its Art After 5 Programming, on All Fridays in November 2011

The Philadelphia Museum of Art also offers free entertainment, included with your admission ticket for that day, on all Fridays at 5:00 PM in November 2011 - November 4, 11, 18, and 25 (i.e., Black Friday).

Amidst the falling leaves, the silhouetted branches of the trees against the gray sky, and the increasingly wintry November air, you can easily make the short trip from Center City to 26th and the Parkway, and take in the following events, on these dates:

Friday, November 4 - Orient Express Party
Friday, November 11Gretchen Parlato
Friday, November 18 - Neil Leonard - Inspired by Calder and Duchamp
Friday, November 25 - Sonny Fortune


The National Constitution Center Features the Temporary Exhibit Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”? , Through January 16, 2012

The National Constitution Center also continues its feature of its latest temporary exhibit, Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”? , throughout November 2011. You can visit every day in November, except Thanksgiving Day, November 24.


Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26, 2011 - Thanksgiving Weekend Marks Your Final Opportunity To Experience Haunted Philadelphia, By Taking the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tours in Old City Philadelphia and Society Hill, Before The Tours Go Into Hibernation For the Winter

Your final chance to take one of the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tours in 2011, will be during Thanksgiving weekend in Philadelphia. The last tours are offered on Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26, 2011, both at 7:30 PM. At the conclusion of November, Spirits of '76 Ghost Tours won't return for several months, until April 2012.

The ghost tours are 75-minute walking tours of Old City Philadelphia and Society Hill. We recommend them, as they are an intriguing mix of both Philadelphia history and folklore. They are also a good choice to see the many sights of historic Philadelphia, with a knowledgeable and informative tour guide.

And if you decide to take one on Thanksgiving weekend - as a result of wishing to walk off some calories from any excesses at Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday - it's a good choice. You'll be doing quite a bit of walking on the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour.

In addition to Thanksgiving, Spirits of '76 Ghost Tours are available, throughout all weekends in November. They take place on Fridays and Saturdays, at 7:30 PM:

Friday, November 4 - Saturday, November 5
Friday, November 11 - Saturday, November 12
Friday, November 18 - Saturday, November 19


November 2011 Philadelphia Events – Peddler's Village in Lahaska, in Bucolic, Suburban Bucks County

Peddler's Village, in Lahaska, Bucks County, is a great place for family events, and offer several November 2011 events…

Saturday, November 5 – Sunday, November 6 – Apple Festival

The Apple Festival will take place on both weekend days, from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Friday, November 18 – Grand Illumination, As Peddlers’ Village Commences Its Christmas Celebration

This event will take place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with Santa himself turning on the extraordinarily beautiful Christmas lights that illuminate Peddlers’ Village, at 6:15 PM. The shops will also be open later than normal, until 10:00 PM.

Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20 – Merchants’ Open House

Friday, November 18 – Saturday, January 7, 2012 – Gingerbread House Competition and Display

During the final week and a half of November 2011, you’ll be able to see the remarkable artistry of the Gingerbread House Contest at Lahaska.


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