Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s time to enjoy good food and wonderful times with family and friends.  And with the help of our 2019 Thanksgiving Guide, you’ll be more than prepared to enjoy all the festivities Montgomery County has to offer.

Read on to find:

Dining Out for Thanksgiving Dinner
Order A Farm Fresh Bird
Order A Bakery Fresh Pie
Thanksgiving Week Events
Turkey Trots & More

Dining Out for Thanksgiving Dinner

Enjoy a delicious meal without the stress of preparing or cleaning up! Leave the cooking to the pros by eating your Thanksgiving dinner out. Here are a few Montgomery County restaurants offering special menus for the holiday.

Mainland Grille

2250 Rittenhouse Road, Harleysville, PA 19438
(215) 256-6192
www.mainlandgrille.com

Mainland Grille is serving a Thanksgiving feast from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $21.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids 4-12. The menu features roasted turkey, roasted ham with mustard sauce, green bean casserole, harvest corn, stuffing and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Enjoy apple, pumpkin and cherry pie or assorted cookies for dessert.

Blue Bell Inn

601 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA
(215) 515-5792
bluebellinn.com

The Blue Bell Inn will be serving a multi-course dinner priced at $49 per person. Choose from standard favorites such as a classic wedge or Caesar salad paired with the traditional roasted turkey with all the trimmings, filet mignon or pork loin. Or, branch out a bit with options like lobster & sweet potato bisque and butternut squash gnocchi followed by seafood risotto or branzino. For an additional charge, you can enjoy Blue Bell’s popular Raw Bar options or seafood plateau. All meals include your choice of dessert such as pumpkin mousse trifle or apple caramel crisp with tea or coffee.

The Capital Grille

236 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 265-1415
www.thecapitalgrille.com

The Capital Grille is offering its full a la carte dinner menu in addition the the Chef’s take on Thanksgiving dinner. Capital Grille was a Happening List Finalist for Best Steak.

Copperfield Inn at Lakeside

594 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA 19468
(484) 938-7082
www.copperfieldinn.net

The Copperfield Inn is offering a Thanksgiving dinner buffet from noon to 6 p.m. for $30 or $15 for children. Enjoy dishes like Virginia baked ham, roasted turkey breast, peppercorn sirloin and more. Click here for information.

Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant

Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center, 1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422
(215) 616-8300
www.farmersdaughterpa.com

Farmer’s Daughter is offering two options for Thanksgiving dining. A three-course prix fixe menu with tableside service will be served from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. priced at $49.95 for adults and $18.95 (kid-friendly menu) for children 10 and under.  Or, opt for Executive Chef Mtele “Abu” Abubaker’s robust buffet with all your Thanksgiving favorites (with his personal flair) with seatings from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The buffet is $48.95 for adults and $18.95 for children ages 5 through 10. View menus here.

Order A Farm Fresh Bird

Enjoy a farm fresh bird this year by ordering from one of Montgomery County’s local farms. Orders must be placed in advance and some require a deposit. Check below for a farm near you.

Merrymead Farm

2222 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
(610) 584-4410

Merrymead sells turkeys from Weaver’s Turkey Farm in Lancaster. These birds are all natural turkeys- never frozen, with no growth hormones or artificial ingredients. Birds are available from 10 to 32 lbs. ($3.69 per pound) and turkey breasts 6 to 10 lbs. Call the farm to place your order by Wed. Nov. 20th. Merrymead will accept orders for freshly baked pies as well.

Quarry Hill Farms

620 Quarry Road, Lower Salford Township, PA 19438
(215) 513-1514

Quarry Hill Farms organically raises their own birds to be soy-free and pastured. This year they are offering two breeds of turkeys. Both are $8 per pound. The Standard Bronze has a traditional round shape and is a variety that originated by breeding native wild eastern turkeys with domesticated birds brought from Europe by the early settlers. The Bourbon Red is the result of combining three breeds. It is shaped like a wild turkey and is enjoyed for its dark meat. Place your order online at this link. A deposit is required.

Deep Roots Valley Farm

1047 Irish Creek Road, Mohrsville, Pa 19541
(610) 926-0517

Deep Roots Valley Farm, just north of Reading, PA, will deliver their pasture raised turkeys to the Phoenixville Farmers Market for pickup on Sat. Nov 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They can also be picked up at the farm on Tuesday, November 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The farm is raising broad breasted whites this year. The birds are fed locally grown whole grain non gmo seed and are provided with a fresh supply of bugs and greens. They are antibiotic free. Orders must be placed in advance, and a $25 deposit is required.

Order a Bakery Fresh Pie

Lochel’s Bakery

57 S. York Road, Hatboro, PA 19040
(215) 773-9779
lochelsbakery.com

Lochel’s Bakery has been making some of the finest, freshest sweet treats in the area since 1942. Pumpkin rolls, bundt cakes, cookies, and of course – pies will all be welcome on your holiday dessert table. Lochel’s is hosting a Pie Tasting Event on Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and sample several varieties suitable for the holidays. Enjoy a free cup of coffee with your pie. And if you place an order for a Thanksgiving pie during the event, you’ll also receive a free gift.

The Bakeshop at Normandy Farm

Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center, 1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422
(215) 616-8300
www.normandyfarm.com/bakeshop

Normany Farm bakes pies with high-quality pastry crust, freshly picked local fruit. Holiday pies must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance and picked up on November 26 or November 27 between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Choose from Salted Caramel Honey Pie, The Great Pumpkin Pie, Granny’s Apple Pie, Bourbon Pecan Pie and more.

Merrymead Farm

2222 S. Valley Forge Road Lansdale, PA 19446
(610) 584-4410

Choose from traditional favorite like pecan, apple caramel, pumpkin and sweet potato, plus many more! You can also get pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling. See all of the options here. Place your order by Saturday, November 23

Thanksgiving Week Events

Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo

When: Friday, November 22 through January 5 (select days) from5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown

The Elmwood Park Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland with millions of lights illuminating the 16 acres. There will be animated installations, interactive elements and themed attractions. Take a stroll through Snowflake Central and be dazzled by Rainbow Runway. Catch the giant video show in the giraffe yard, and marvel at the decorations in the Wonder Way Christmas tree exhibit. Visit Santa’s Workshop for photos! Each night will feature live entertainment, character appearances, holiday music and more. Click here for ticket information.

Holiday Craft Workshop

When: Saturday, November 23 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: Green Lane Park, Stone Pavilion, 2144 Snyder Road, Green Lane

Join for one workshop or both! At 10 a.m., the class will focus on “Holiday Centerpieces.” The 1 pm. workshop topic is “Winsome Woodland Creatures.” Instructors will be available and happy to help. Classes are for ages 12 and up and cost $8 per person, per workshop.

(Pennypacker Mills, photo from Facebook.)

Holiday Tours at Historic Pennypacker Mills

When: Starting Tuesday, November 26. Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville

How did the Christmas holiday we celebrate today begin? Find out when you tour the Mills this Christmas season. From the ideas of a Christmas tree to mantles covered with greens, to plainly wrapped presents, and Santa himself…it all makes for a wonderful experience and time of year. Plan your visit today! The Museum Shop is stocked with unique, vintage ornaments, gift items, sweets, and toys.

Season’s Best Craft Festival

When: Friday, November 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Boyertown Middle School East, 20202 Big Road, Gilbertsville

This annual event features over 70 tables of handmade crafts.

12th Night Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

When: Friday, November 29 through Sunday, January 5 during normal museum hours
Where: 100 W. King Street, Pottstown

Uncover the origins of many holiday traditions alongside some forgotten favorites on guided tours of Pottsgrove Manor. The entire house will be transformed for the season, sharing the stories of both the endless preparations done by the household staff and the celebrations that the Potts family would have enjoyed. All ages. $2 suggested donation.

(Photo from Facebook)

Ambler Holiday Tree Lighting

When: Friday, November 29 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 131 Rosemary Avenue, Ambler

Join the community in the annual tree lighting on the front lawn at First Presbyterian Church of Ambler. The Wissahickon Middle School choir will be there to sing holiday tunes.

Skippack Village Lighting of the Christmas Tree

When: Friday, November 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Floral and Hardy Complex, 4007 Skippack Pike, Skippack

The Village will be aglow with candlelight as it is also the first Illuminaire Night. Luminaries line the sidewalks outside the stores and restaurants to light the way for shoppers and diners and to warmly welcome the start of the holiday season. Tree lighting festivities begin at 6pm in the Floral and Hardy Complex. Don’t miss this annual tradition in Skippack Village!

Elf at The Ambler Theater

When: Saturday, November 30 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
Where: 108 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler

This screening is free for Members and only $5 for Non-members.

King of Prussia Town Center Winterfest

When: Saturday, November 30 from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: King of Prussia Town Center, 200 Main Street

Winterfest returns to the King of Prussia Town Center with four Saturdays of free family fun.

(Photo from Scoogie Events website)

Turkey Trotting & More

Towamencin Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run

When: Saturday, November 16 at 9 a.m.
Where: Fischer’s Park, 2225 Bustard Road, Lansdale, PA 19446

Try winning your Thanksgiving bird this year by participating in this annual pre-holiday run. The 5K run delivers a free turkey prize to the top male and female runners. Medals are awarded to the top three runners in each age category. All runners will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt. The run begins at 9 a.m. There is no walk-up registration, so sign-up online at this link. Registration is $30. Sign-up closes on November 10 or at 800 runners. A free kid’s fun run for children 10 and under starts at 8 a.m. but no registration is required for them. Strollers and pets are welcome.

Abington YMCA Gobble Wobble 5K

When: Thursday, November 28 at 9 a.m.
Where: 1073 Old York Rd., Abington, PA 19001

Join the Abington YMCA as they celebrate their 17th year of this turkey-day tradition. The 5K course winds through residential areas with rolling hills and finishes Olympic style on a beautiful new track. A two-mile walk features relatively flat terrain. Everyone is invited to participate. The race begins at 9 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Y’s Financial Assistance program. Registration fees are $30 for adult runners, $28 for adult walkers and $15 for children 12 and under. There is also a free kids race for children 6 and under. Get more information and register online by November 24, or register in person at the Y Tuesday or Wednesday, November 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. You can also register on Race Day from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

North Wales Turkey Trot

When: Thursday, November 28 at 8 a.m.
Where: 1020 Horsham Rd, North Wales, PA 19454

The whole family can participate in this run with lots of options: an 8K, 5K, Kids ½ Mile Fun Run and a 2 mile walk. These runs/walk all begin at the corner of the 463 and 202 Parkways and continue down the scenic 202 parkway which will be completely closed to vehicles. The event is chip timed and awards are given in five year age increments. Registration is $45 for the 8K and 5K, $17 for the Kids Fun Run and 2-mile walk. Prices increase after November 15. For a complete schedule of the mornings events and registration instructions visit this link.

Toss Your Turkey 5K

When: Thursday, November 28 at 8 a.m.
Where: Montgomery County Community College, 101 College Dr., Pottstown, PA 19465

Get a full early morning workout with this race by participating in the 9th Annual Toss Your Turkey 5K. One male and female participant who tosses a frozen turkey the farthest before the race and completes the course in under 30:00 (male) and 35:00 (female) will win a free pair of Saucony running shoes! This 5K, flat course begins at the River Front Park and ends at the Pottstown Campus of Montgomery County Community College. Also available is a 1 mile Kids’ Fun Run. A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit a local homeless shelter. Register online here. The race fee is $25 and the sign-up fee is $2.50. Price increases to $30 after November 22.

Thanksgiving Morning Yoga Hike

When: Thursday, November 28 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley

Nourishing Storm Studio & Cafe is hosting this Thanksgiving morning hike and yoga session. Enjoy nature’s beauty while hiking along the trail and let gratitude rein while reflecting and exploring yoga poses during pauses along the way. Bring a yoga mat and wear warm, layered clothing. 

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