What is Open on New Years Day in Philadelphia?

The Mummer’s Parade might be canceled because of the weather on New Year’s day, but that doesn’t mean your day should. There are plenty of things still to do in Philadelphia on New Year’s Day.

The Kimmel Center on New Year’s Day, Photo by Evelyn Taylor

According to UWHISUNU, The Kimmel Center will be open on Friday, January 1st from 9am to 6pm, welcoming in guests with free live music, a bird eye’s view of the Mummers Parade, discounted ticket sales, and a special Cadence Celebration Brunch for those of you who are hungry.
9am – 6pm: Resolution Wall to post New Years resolutions for all to see
10am – 2pm: Free face-painting and balloon twisting for kids
10am – 3pm: Free craft station to mummerize yourself with a mummer hat, mask or umbrella
10:30am: World Music concert for kids with multi-cultural performer Daria
Noon: Cake-cutting to honor all the New Years Day babies
Noon: Interactive family concert by Steve Pullara and His Cool Beans Band
1:30pm: A lively performance for all ages, performer to be announced

You can still catch a part of the Mummer’s Parade inside the Convention Center. For Information Check HERE.

Although most museums are closed, here is a list of things Open or Closed for New Year’s Day

Good News:
Regulations suspended The Museums that are Open: Adventure Aquarium in Camden The Liberty Bell and the Independence Hall will be open for tours. 11am-4pm and beginning Jan 1, no timed tickets are required to visit Independence Hall.Longwood Gardens

The Rocky Statue- No trip to Philadelphia would be complete without a run up the famous Philadelphia Museum of Arts steps to the Rocky Statue!

There are plenty of restaurants open for your enjoyment.
Museums closed:Every other one you could imagine is closed.

Mr. Movie Time has a listing for Philadelphia Movie Theaters.
Plus has a complete listing of the openings/closing on their site HERE.Although Liquor stores are closed, you may still buy beer at most corner bars, as well as quite a few mom & pop stores. It’s not New Jersey, it’s legal here. One suggestion pick up a Growler at Varga Bar 10th & Spruce Street,