Enjoy strolling musicians, a handbell ensemble, our historic organ, a barbershop quartet, and more at Longwood Gardens!
New Year’s Eve Performances
Organ Music: 3:00–9:00 pm
Rob Dickenson and The Brandywine Christmas Minstrels: 2:00–8:00 pm
PartiGras Band: 4:00–9:00 pm
Philadelphia Bronze, handbells: 7:00–9:00 pm
Frank the Dog Barbershop Quartet: 6:00–9:00 pm
Enjoy Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows set to holiday music on the hour from 10:00 am–3:00 pm, and every five minutes from 3:30–10:00 pm.
New Year’s Eve is a Peak Day. Purchase timed tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are limited and sellout is likely.
Members Please Note: Free reservations are required after 2:00 pm on New Year’s Eve. Reservations are limited, and sell out is likely. Reservations need only to be made for the day you wish to visit, not for a specific time that day. Chimes Tower Members and those included in their Membership Level do not require reservations. Make your free Member reservation.
The Gardens will be open until 10:00 pm on New Year’s Eve.
Looking for New Year’s festivities after our Gardens close?
Midnight in the Square is a New Year’s Eve celebration filled with music, food and fun in Kennett Square. The highlight is the Mushroom Drop at midnight when an 8-foot wide and 7.5 foot tall lighted mushroom is lowered over 80 feet onto Broad Street.