Christmas Kickoff

Happening December 2, 2023 at 10:00 am

Christmas Season Kickoff

Experience the Sights and Sounds that Celebrate the True Reason for the Season!

Celebrate with us for a FREE day (and evening) that has something for everyone:

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Christmas Caroling

You’re greeted with live Christmas music by artist Frank Gallagher as you enter the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center.


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Dom Giordano

Special Appearance: Dom Giordano

Meet Dom Giordano of Philadelphia’s 1210 WPHT talk radio. Be sure to snap a photo with this “Dean of Philadelphia Radio”, who’s a Top 100 Most Influential Talk Show Host in America.


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Irving Fryar

Special Appearance: Irving Fryar

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet former Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver, Irving Fryar! With five Pro Bowl appearances what’s not to like about this Philly Sports Hall of Fame inductee?


ALL DAY (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • FREE admission to our galleries as part of  the Philly Holiday Experience Free Museum Days.
  • Christmas Train Display featuring a 19th century scale model train. Choo! Choo!
  • Kids Crafts including, cookie decorating, ornament making, and coloring.
  • Seasonal Movie Marathon with hot cocoa and cookies.
  • Fun Photo Opportunities
  • 10% Off Everything in our Gift Shop, where you’ll find hundreds of unique collectibles and stocking stuffers perfect for holiday gift-giving. Choose from ornaments, cards, books, decorations, jewelry, games, and more.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Philly Holiday Parade & Cheer ZonePhilly Holiday Experience

Grab a seat in the Cheer Zone along Market Street steps outside our front door to watch the annual Philly Holiday Parade in partnership with the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center. Starting at 2nd & Market Streets and ending at City Hall, the parade features marching bands, floats, dance groups, and more. Parade watchers in the Cheer Zone receive free LED light-up bracelets (while supplies last).