Happy Kids & Santa at Philly Pops Christmas in July

Happy Kids & Santa at Philly Pops Christmas in July

Hello Philly Chit Chat readers.  I cut my vacation short by a week cause I missed all of you, the great events in Philly and my friends. I went away to refresh, and
I feel refreshed and ready to take on the world of sharing the good fun that contributes to our happy lives.

The fifth annual Christmas in July, The Philly POPS, in coordination with Comcast NBCUniversal and a number of private donors, will give 205 bicycles and helmets to children of members of the military, Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments.
Frank Giordano, President and CEO, The Philly POPS; Sheila Hess, City Representative, City of Philadelphia;
Cynthia D. Dorsey, Chief Inspector, Philadelphia Police Department told a beautiful story about the time her mother bought
her a bike when she was growing up, and the freedom and independence it instilled in her. It reminded me of the days when I received my first bike. Remember your first bike.

Christmas in July marks the on-sale date for tickets to the POPS’ widely-attended
Christmas concert series in December – Philadelphia’s favorite holiday tradition. It also
serves to announce the fifth annual I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military
and First Responders concert on December 7.

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, POPS musicians performing songs of
the Christmas season, Christmas trees, and fun surprises.
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.
More information: https://phillypops.org/christmasinjuly