We saved the best for last. Or at least for Friday.
For out-of-towners: If you're staying in the Loews Philadelphia Hotel (1200 Market St.) — or just find yourself in the area — this pop-up shop is a can't-miss. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Macy's will bring the best of the department store to the hotel's lobby in addition to fashion shows, beauty touch ups and more. And how's this for room service? Even order items online and have your purchases delivered to your room!
For a trunk show: Designers from the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator will be selling their locally made wares at Joan Shepp (1811 Chestnut St.) from noon until 6 p.m. for an exclusive three-day trunk sale. (The sale runs tomorrow and Sunday, too.)
For dinner: A flavorful combination of Indian cuisine, cocktails and a tour of Cliveden's (6401 Germantown Ave.) kitchen — with details that span culinary history from cooking hearth and bake oven days to a late '50s kitchen space — takes place tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For a parade: Kicking off at 7:15 p.m. is the 2014 Mars Drinks Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade presented by QVC. Masters of ceremonies QVC's Carolyn Gracie and Dan Hughes as well as 6ABC's Adam Joseph will lead the way starting at Market and New Streets in West Chester, Pa. while high school and college marching bands bring their best in hopes of winning cash prizes. Stay until 9 p.m. when Santa arrives to meet the man of the month.
For a musical tribute: In honor of the release of author Tara Murtha's 33 1/3 book, "Ode to Billie Joe" a performance from The Lower 40, a super group consisting of an all-star lineup of Philadelphia musicians including bandleader and bassist Phil D'Agostino, guitarist Brad Hinton, drummer Matty Muir, violinists Jay Ansill and Hollis Payer, vocalists Birdie Busch, Barb Gettes, Kerry Hallett, Susan Rosetti, and Ali Wadsworth, will feature the group performing Bobbie Gentry's 1967 record in full at 8 p.m. at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.)