For the sixth annual Christmas in July, The Philly POPS, in coordination with Comcast NBCUniversal and a number of private donors, will give 105 bicycles and helmets to children of members of the military, Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments.
Christmas in July marks the on-sale date for tickets to the POPS’ well-attended Christmas concert series at the Kimmel Center in December – Philadelphia’s favorite holiday tradition, again featuring Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez. This year, for the first time, the POPS will open the holiday season with two performances at The Met Philadelphia. Titled A Philly POPS Uptown Christmas, these shows will feature a special R&B guest artist with Mandy Gonzalez, as well as The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir.
Christmas in July also serves to announce the sixth annual I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders concert on December 6. This invitation-only concert provides free tickets to the families of military, veterans, police officers and firefighters and honors their commitment to service and our nation’s traditions and values.
The Christmas in July ceremony is held at the Comcast Center. Expect a holiday atmosphere with Santa Claus, Victorian carolers, and a Philly POPS saxophone quartet performing songs of the Christmas season along with other fun surprises.
In addition, two Disney performances at the Met Philadelphia are now available for sale: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in celebration of Halloween and Disney’s Broadway Hits for Spring Break.
This event is part of the POPS’ Salute Series – events held in connection with American civic holidays that honor the very American tradition of service.