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

Holiday Magic! Timed Tickets On Sale Now

The most magical time of the year just around the corner with Phipps' Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden, opening Fri., Nov. 29. Timed tickets are required in advance for all Holiday Magic! guests. Visit our ticketing page to book today.

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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 at 1:45 p.m. 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

  • 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.
  • Garden Railroad: Farms, Food and Family

    Open Now

    Join us on a miniature journey through farms that impact our daily lives in our fun and family-friendly Garden Railroad.
  • 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.
  • Member Shopping Hours and Discount

    Sat., Nov. 30 and Sun., Dec. 1; 8 – 10 a.m.

    Members: have the Shop at Phipps all to yourself as we open early just for you and take an extra 10-percent off on top of your member discount.
  • Magic Meets Music: Live Performance Nights

    Select weeknights in December

    Select weeknights, Holiday Magic! is made even more enchanting with live musical entertainment! See our performance schedule and plan your visit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Snowy Day Matinée: Disneynature's Penguins

    MON., JAN. 20; Noon – 3 P.M. in BOTANY HALL AUDITORIUM

    Home from school today? Join Let's Move Pittsburgh for a healthy snack and activity in Botany Hall Kitchen followed by a special screening of Disneynature's Penguins!
  • Sustainable Landcare Accreditation Training

    Feb. 11 – 14; Botany Hall Auditorium

    Demand for sustainable landcare is growing in our region. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is uniquely positioned to provide the educational resources for landscape and lawn care professionals who want to set themselves apart from others