Celebrate Hanukkah this year in Philadelphia. With such an eclectic foodie scene and diverse neighborhoods, there will be countless bakeries, restaurants and bars perfect for a seasonal visit with the family.
Start your day in the city at Federal Donuts indulging in an obligatory sufganiyah — the official miniature jelly doughnut of Hanukkah. The fried specialty is available Dec. 4, and can be purchased in boxes of 20 for the family gathering.
Head to the City of Brotherly Love for the 15th annual Latkepalooza at the Gershman Y, celebrated Dec. 10. Join nearly 300 guests in celebration of the season and the beloved potato pancake with an assortment of latkes — all provided by top Philadelphia restaurants. Some purveyors this year include Tri Taproom, Aldine, Whestone Tavern, Mission Taqueria, Sabrina’s Café and Estia. Enjoy live music and local entertainers, various festive and family-friendly activities, surprise guests and seasonal events.
Bring latkes to the family gathering from Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen in Queen Village, Philadelphia. Grab traditional menu items to go for the family party, or just stop in for a classic sky-high sandwich platter for lunch. Check out neighboring establishments Murray’s Delicatessen and Hymie’s Merion Delicatessen for more affordable holiday options.
Traveling into the city during Christmas time? Good idea. Philadelphia’s varying neighborhoods offer a variety of fun, food and entertainment during the holidays for all non-Christmas celebrating visitors.
Check out the Moo Shu Jew Show on Christmas Eve in the heart of Chinatown. Reserve your table and head to Ocean Harbor in Chinatown boasting a vast assortment of dim sum and comedy, provided by the Gershman Y for its ninth-year in a row. This unique celebration combines Asian cuisine, Jewish comedy and traditional Chinese for Christmas spirit. After dinner, enjoy stand up from comedians Marla Schultz, Brad Zimmerman and Moody McCarthy.
What better setting for grandparents and granddaughters to connect and share than a fairy-tale château set beside a fabulous forest? The Gramping Getaway at Chateau Mcely Spa Hotel & Forest Retreat in Mcely, Czech Republic, offers a themed adventure centering around the charming story of the château’s Princess Nely and her magical cheetah friend Pralinka. The character of the princess is based on the children’s book Nely, the Princess of Chateau Mcely written by château owner Inez Cusumano.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:
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As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
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