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Christmas In July 2018

Christmas in July celebrates the on-sale date for tickets to The Philly POPS’ beloved Christmas concert series and announcement of the fifth annual I’ll be Home for Christmas: A Salute to The Military and First Responders with a bike giveaway event for children of members of the military, Philadelphia police, and fire departments.

Christmas in July will take place on July, 11 2018 at 10am at the Comcast Center Plaza. RSVP here. 

Expect a holiday atmosphere with Santa Claus, carolers, POPS musicians performing, and remarks by special dignitaries from the military and city of Philadelphia.

Presenting Sponsor of the Salute Series

Corporate Partners

Bank of America
Chase and Susan McDaniel
Eisner Amper
Philadelphia Phillies

Civic, Foundation, and Government Partners

Pennsylvania Department of State

Christmas in July Sponsors

ASL Transportation
Precision Automation
Broadway 2PACK

Broadway 2PACK

David Charles Abell’s Bernsteins’s Broadway & Todd Ellison's Best of Broadway! 

David Charles Abell tells his deeply personal tale of Leonard Bernstein’s magical Broadway touch in February and a Master of Modern Broadway is back with the update in March!

David Charles Abell has the Festival Chorus, Miss America and three Broadway stars to sing, dance, and play their way through his Bernstein extravaganza.  And then, Todd Ellison, the Tony-nominated Music Director of An American in Paris and Spamalot is currently creating a reboot of Roman Holiday for a spring premiere.  He has a story to tell for each piece he conducts—and he plays the piano!

*Offer available from 1/19/18 through 2/4/18 ONLY*

Give your end of winter blues a double dip of Broadway fun..
Lenny's Revolution
Best of Broadway
Give the Gift of the POPS

Give the gift of the pops this holiday season!

Celebrate the season of giving with the perfect POPS gift! 

Buy tickets for "The Philly POPS presents Rufus Wainwright" on January 19, 2018 at the Kimmel Center and unlock savings!  The acclaimed vocalist, composer, and songwriter considered one of the greatest of his generation returns to the city of brotherly love for one night only.  

Pick Rufus and then... add 1, 2 or 3 more concerts from the subscription season series and enjoy the biggest savings on any of our upcoming shows, advance notice of special events, flexible ticket exchanges, ticket replacements, pre-paid parking, dining discounts, and pre-concert conversations.

  • Add 1 additional performance to Cart and get 10% off all tickets
  • Add 2 performances to Cart and get 15% off all tickets
  • Add 3 performances to Cart and get 20% off all tickets

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Download our free gift certificate ticket wrapper! 

Instructions: To print click the download link below, select the double sided printing option on your print settings, print, insert your gift, and gift away! 

Happy Holidays from The Philly POPS! 

EJ and Rufus 2PACK

The Music of Elton John and Rufus Wainwright 2PACK

A Date to Remember and to Celebrate Anew!

On November 10, 11 and 12, the POPS will celebrate The Music of Elton John followed by The Philly POPS Presents Rufus Wainwright on January 19

Sir Elton John owns a five-decade career with over 300 million records sold and thirty albums recorded.  He has charted more than fifty Top 40 hits with at least one song on the Billboard Top 100 for thirty-one straight years from 1970-2000.  While his ode to Princess Diana, 1997’s reworking of Candle in the Wind, may have been top seller with over 33 million copies sold worldwide, Philadelphia Freedom, penned for Billie Jean King’s culturally resonant Philadelphia-based tennis team, is perhaps the one that comes to mind for most Philadelphians.  That title has a particularly Philadelphia story—and that story connects to our January guest artist, the wonderful Rufus Wainwright.

The Philly POPS, Sir Elton John, and Rufus Wainwright share a special honor: performing on Independence Day in Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation, at July 4, 2005’s Philadelphia Freedom Concert. The benefit concert raised considerable funs for HIV/AIDS education and treatment organizations – a cause close to the hearts of both Elton and Rufus. The Philly POPS orchestra actually performed on-stage with Elton John that night!

“We began adding new acts to the line-up, which now consisted of Sir Elton John, Patti LaBelle, Bryan Adams, and then we were delighted that Elton brought Rufus Wainwright on board… We now had our orchestra with the Philly POPS, our legendary ensemble made up of musicians who played orchestral versions of a variety of musical genres. PGN has been a proud partner of the POPS ever since.”

Mark Segal, publisher of Philadelphia Gay News and concert organizer of the July 4, 2005 Philadelphia Freedom Concert on the Parkway

Both artists continue to dazzle their fans artistically; both continue to generously devote their time and passion to meaningful initiatives.  In fact,  Elton John has called Rufus Wainwright “the greatest songwriter on the planet.”

Celebrate their inspirational legacies with  a very special 2PACK offer to see both 2017-2018 shows!

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A Philly POPS Christmas December 14, 2016, 8PM

Friends & family of concert choir winners may take advantage of a 30% discount on tickets to the Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 8pm performance of A Philly POPS Christmas

  • CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE (10 tickets or less): Choose your seats, and proceed with your order
  • BY PHONE (10 tickets or less): Call 215.893.1999 between 10am-8pm daily. Let the rep know the discount code is 2016CHRISTMAS
  • IN PERSON (10 tickets or less): At the Kimmel Center box office, located at 300 S. Broad Street (Broad and Spruce Streets). Let the rep know the discount code is 2016CHRISTMAS
  • GROUP SALES (10 tickets or more): Call 215.546.3207, or email groups@phillypops.org. Group sales office hours 10AM-6PM, M-F. Email for quickest response; no discount code needed