Free New Year’s Celebration @KimmelCenter!

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Kimmel Center hosts annual New Year’s Day Celebration with FREE family friendly entertainment and NEW Garces Group VIP Lounge Wednesday, January 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Warm up indoors on New Year’s Day as the Kimmel Center celebrates 2014 with its annual installment of free entertainment with balloon artists, musical performances, face painters, the Resolution Wall and more. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m. with NEW Hot Chocolate Lounge and  New Year’s Day VIP Experience by Chef Jose Garces (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) featuring a Snack Station, Village Whiskey Station and Distrito Station with all you can eat + open bar set-up. Families and friends are invited to enjoy panoramic views of the Mummers Parade.


$35 adult $20 child at the door

Reserve in advance for $30 Adult (no children’s discount) by emailing


The Kimmel Center’s PECO bar offers holiday concessions with hot apple cider and a variety of specialty cocktails including the Magic Apple-Ale Wassail, the lemony Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer, caramel apple liqueur, cinnamon flavored Holiday Tune, and chocolate vodka, coconut rum inspired Snowflake drink, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Godiva Chocolat Liqueur inspired Thin Mint garnished with chocolate covered candy cane, Santa’s Snack, and more.


Planned events:

New Year’s Day VIP Experience by Chef Jose Garces

Tier 2 & Broad Street Balcony

Enjoy spectacular food, drinks, and panoramic views of the Mummer’s Parade

$35 all you can eat food + beverage

$20 child friendly & non-alcoholic buffet w. soda, juice, hot chocolate

Reserve in advance for $30 Adult (no children’s discount) by emailing

  • Snack Station | Chips, Dips, and Salsas
  • Village Whiskey Station | Village Sliders, Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Distrito Station | Cheese Steaks and South Philly Italian Pork Tacos
  • Includes Beer, Bloody Marys, and Sparkling Seasonal Sangria

Free at the Kimmel | New Year’s Day Celebration!

Commonwealth Plaza

Wednesday, January 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Resolution Wall
FREE! Tell everyone what you are planning for 2014!
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Balloon Artist, Face Painter and Philly Pholders
Bring the kids for balloon sculptures courtesy of Black Cat Balloon Company, face painting, and crafts for everyone to enjoy.

Steve Pullara and The Cool Beans Band
Grammy Award®-winner Steve Pullara and his Cool Beans Band bring live entertainment to the stage for the littlest music lovers! This performance, part of our monthly PNC Grow Up Great program, will bring music and story to life – entertaining parents and kids alike.

The Ukuladies
The Ukuladies are a perpetually-touring, twin-sister, aunt, and one tap-dancing-cousin act from Regina, Canada with a lust for life and its idle curiosities. Come and join the “ladies” as they share cowboy love songs, Ruth Wallis medleys, faves from the ’30s and ’40s, and a host of original hits!

Broadway Dreams Foundation: Celebrating Broadway!
Students from the Broadway Dreams Foundation Summer Intensive program perform your favorite Broadway tunes along with selections from our current 2013/14 Broadway Philadelphia season.


The Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team
Featured on Good Morning America last summer, The Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team was established more than 25 years ago and combines choreographed hip-hop and runway into exciting drill routines.



If you go :

The event takes place Wednesday, January 1, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia




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