Tues., Dec. 31; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Ring in a new decade with an early countdown that the whole family can enjoy — now at a new time! 

Kids love ringing in the new year just as much as adults but are often unable to stay up late enough to celebrate. At this family-friendly event featuring a variety of activities for children, we will welcome 2020 with an early countdown so that everyone can join in the fun of this festive tradition. Activities include:

  • New Year's Eve-themed crafts
  • Family-friendly games and activities
  • Pot-a-plant station for kids to pot their own fun plants to take home 
  • And more!

The celebration is free with regular paid admission and all ages are invited!

Photos © Phil Johnson II and Paul g. Wiegman

More Holiday Fun

  • Garden Railroad: Farms, Food and Family

    Opens Sat., Oct. 19

    Join us on a miniature journey through farms that impact our daily lives in our fun and family-friendly Garden Railroad.
  • Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden

    Opens Fri., Nov. 29

    This year's exciting Festival of Trees theme makes holiday trees the centerpiece of Phipps' winter wonderland, with classic firs, colorful poinsettia trees, a floating forest of sparkling trees reflecting on water and so much more.
  • Holiday Magic! Sneak Peek Week

    Nov. 22: 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Nov. 23 – 27: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    Get a look at the work in progress behind Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden during this special sneak peek event!
  • Santa Visits

    Select dates and times, Nov. 29 – Dec. 23

    This time of year, the man in the big red suit sets up shop in Pittsburgh's green oasis. Bring little ones — or the entire family — to pose for a festive photo, free with Phipps admission.
  • Family Fun Evenings

    Mondays and Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 4, 9 and 11; 5 – 8 p.m.

    New Family Fun Evenings offer a fun learning experience for our youngest visitors under the lights of Holiday Magic! Join us for crafts, plant potting and more, all free with Phipps admission.
  • Magic Meets Music: Live Performance Nights

    Select Weeknights, Dec. 3 – Jan. 7

    Select weeknights, Holiday Magic! is made even more enchanting with live musical entertainment! See our performance schedule and plan your visit.
  • Gifts and Greens Market

    Dec. 5 – 7; Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m..; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    From the glasshouse to your house, we're offering a large selection of fresh holiday greens and boutique gifts for loved ones at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park. This event is free and open to the public!
  • Family Fun Days

    Dec. 26 – 30; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Looking for a fun and educational outing for the kids during winter break? Join us for crafts, plant potting and more, all free with Phipps admission.