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JANUARY 1, 2020, 10AM–5PM


Celebrate New Year’s Day with FREE family-oriented entertainment all day and

the best view of the Mummer’s parade, free hot chocolate, brunch by Garces events,

prizes & more!





The Kimmel Center is hosting its 15th annual New Year’s Day Celebration, with free family fun all day. Attendees are invited to enjoy giveaways, hot chocolate, games, family-friendly activities, and a birds’ eye view of the Mummers Parade.



          Tuesday, January 1, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

          Commonwealth Plaza inside the Kimmel Center

                     300 S Broad St

                              Philadelphia, PA 19102


           The FREE New Year’s celebration includes:


  • The Kimmel Center’s Resolution Wall, where guests are invited to write their 2020 New Year’s resolutions
  • A Garces Events FREE hot chocolate lounge with add-on toppings, as well as pop-up hot dog cart and cotton candy
  • Family-friendly fun including:
  • Face painting
  • 10-foot-tall puppets Phil & Del Phila
  • Hula hooping by J-Hoop
  • Balloon art
  • Greater Philadelphia Paper Pholders Origami crafters
  • Organ demonstrations on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ in Verizon Hall
  • Ticket giveaways
  • A “prize” wheel
  • And more!


Commonwealth Plaza Stage performances, in chronological order:

11:00 a.m. – PNC Grow Up Great with the Give & Take jugglers stage show

12:00 p.m. – Liz Filios and The Very Fine Fleas (bluegrass meets indie rock)

1:00 p.m. – Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise ((MC/Poet/Songwriter connects with classically trained Harpist/Guitarist/Pianist)

2:00 p.m. – ILL DOOTS (hip-hop band and collective of artists, educators, and activists)

3:00 p.m. – Hip Hop Fundamentals (world’s only breakdance education company combining academic & social content with the world’s most dynamic dance form, generously sponsored by Red Bull)

3:45 p.m. – Creative Music Program Select Ensembles (high-school aged Big Band Jazz Combo)

4:25 p.m. – ShowStoppers AllStars (high-school aged Broadway-themed review)


Garces Events will host its one-of-a-kind “Broad Street Bash” brunch on the Tier 2 balcony. Guests can enjoy unlimited food and drink from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., while taking in some of the best views of the Mummers Parade in the city. Enjoy brunch classics such as assorted pastries, muffins and danishes, fresh fruit, and quiche; Garces favorites continue with signature Village Burgers, crispy fries, pizza, and a dessert station featuring assorted cookies, cupcakes, tarts, and brownies.


Garces will offer a cash bar beginning at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for food and drinks (bloody marys included) are available at


“Broad Street Bash” pricing

Adults: $80
Designated Driver: $50
Kids 12 and under: $25


*Note, Volver will be closed to the public because of a private event.


The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, our mission is to engage the region’s diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1 million guests per year and includes the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, theAcademy of Music, and the Merriam Theater- representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. We are home to eight esteemed Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet,The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, we are the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region by cultivating a creative and socially-responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate on, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region’s young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is our proud sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2019-2020 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit