Eat, drink, and be merry at the 24th Senior Holiday Gala.

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is happy to announce the return of the Senior Holiday Gala. The gala took a three-year hiatus, but now the fun is back!

The Gala brings together adults over 55 from across the city for fun, food, and fellowship. This year’s gala takes place:

Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, 19107.

  • Resource Expo at 11 a.m. 
  • Gala at 12 p.m. 

The event is hosted by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and CareGivers America.

Resource Expo 

Kick off the day at 11 a.m. with educational opportunities including: 

  • Information about Older Adult Center (OAC) programming. 
  • Access to important resources available at OACs and other organizations.  

The Gala 

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., attendees can: 

  • Dance the afternoon away. 
  • Take fun pictures in the photo booth.
  • Eat a tasty catered meal. 
  • Enjoy live entertainment. 
  • Participate in the raffle to win valuable prizes. 
  • Take home a gift to remember this special day. 

The Gala began in 1996 to bring together seniors from across the city for a special holiday-season event. The holidays can be a tough time for some seniors. The Gala gives them something to look forward to. It is an opportunity to celebrate the season with friends in a safe, structured, and fun environment. Past gatherings have been attended by more than 1,200 older adults. 

How to attend

Tickets to the gala are $40 per person. Purchase a ticket at these Older Adult Centers: 

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