The African American Museum in Philadelphia holds its Kwanzaa Celebration this Saturday, December 29, 11am-4pm, and Sunday, December 30, 12pm-4pm. Visitors can join in the celebration that includes music, dance, storytelling, and crafts. The candles of the kinara will be lit, Camara Arts and Baba Zumbi Soweto will hold an African Dance and Drum session, and there will be a screening of "The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration," 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia.
Please Touch Museum hosts the largest countdown party for kids in Philadelphia with "Countdown to Noon" on Monday, December 31. The museum will open at 9am with "Noon Year" party activities that lead up to a countdown bash at noon, and again at 1pm. The celebration includes performances by musical guests Louie Miranda and Fandango, as well as an appearance by King Countdown, official Marshall of the New Year, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia.
Many "First Night" celebrations going on... in New Jersey, Haddonfield's festivities begin at 6pm with music, dance, comedy and kids entertainment including fireworks at 9pm...First Night Burlington County celebrates from 5:30pm-9:30pm with family activities including fireworks in Mt. Holly...Ocean City's party kicks off at 4pm with musical performances including Trout Fishing in America, the Grease Band, boardwalk rides, and more, concluding with fireworks at midnight. In Pennsylvania, Newtown's celebration starts at 5pm with live music and entertainment for all ages and fireworks at 10pm.
Philadelphia celebrates 2013 with a fireworks display at 6pm and midnight over the Delaware River on New Year's Eve and with the annual New Year's Day Mummers Parade, Tuesday, January 1st at approximately 10am on Broad Street. Then, it's the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on New Year's Day at noon & 5pm.
- Public Radio