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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra

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Elf in Concert

Dec 22, 2023, 7:00 PM
Dec 23, 2023, 2:00 PM

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Performance Details

Justin Freer Conductor

Debney Elf (complete with film) 

Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. This holiday season relive this heartwarming holiday classic on a giant screen as The Philadelphia Orchestra plays every note of John Debney’s wonderful score live to picture in Elf™ in Concert! 

ELF and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s23)

Recommended for ages 8+.


A North Pole Smorgasbord

December 22 at 5:45 PM
December 23 at 12:45 PM

Enjoy an all-inclusive dining experience inspired by the film! This pre-performance buffet smorgasbord features a delightful menu, cocktails for ages 21+, themed non-alcoholic beverages for all ages, and special treats. Savor this special dining experience on Tier 1 of the Kimmel Center overlooking the plaza, and just steps away from your seats in the hall.

Space is limited; don’t miss out on this convenient option to elevate your holiday outing.

Already have concert tickets? Add on this experience.

Reserve Tickets for Dec 22

Reserve Tickets for Dec 23



Adults: $50 | Kids under 12: $25 


Herb-Roasted Potatoes
Lemon Zest

Beef Pot Roast
Carrots | Turnips

Candy Cane Beet Salad
Shaved Fennel | Citrus Vinaigrette

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Bolognese | Sweet Basil

Maple Cupcakes

Festive Drinks
including cocktails for 21+ and themed non-alcoholic beverages for all ages (3 drinks included)

Plus, enjoy holiday popcorn at intermission.



Family Discovery Series Sponsor

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Family Concerts are funded in part by the Zisman Family Foundation. 



Marian Anderson Hall
Run Time: 2 hours including intermision


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