Tickets: Last Minute Gift Ideas

Need some ideas for the person that has everything? Tickets to a local event make a fun and thoughtful gift.


Still have last minute holiday shopping to do? Tickets to a local sporting event, theatre, concert, or museum make a great gift.

Consider some of the options below for those on your gift list. 

Sporting Events

US Open in Merion

The US Open Championship returns to Merion Golf Club for the first time since 1981. Only 25,000 spectator tickets are available. 

Philadelphia Phillies

Six game packs, spring training three packs, season tickets, and ballpark tours are some of the options available. 

  • When: Spring training begins Thursday, January 10, 2013. 
  • Where: Citizens Bank Park
  • Ticket Prices: Cost varies based on dates and seats selected. Ballpark tours are $10 for adults and $6 for children. 


There is a wait list for 2013 season tickets. Stadium tours are available.

  • Next Game: The Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Washington Red Skins on Sunday, December 23 at 1 p.m.
  • Where: Lincoln Financial Field
  • Ticket Prices: Game tickets start at $70 plus fees. Stadium tours are $10 for adults and $8 for children. 

Philadelphia 76s

Sixers holiday packs include two tickets to three games, an autographed player photo, and a $50 gift certificate to Golden Nugget Jewelers. 

Philadelphia Soul

Soul Holiday Pack includes four tickets, a $25 gift card to Chickie's and Pete's, and four passes to the Camden Aquarium or Please Touch Museum. 

  • When: The season opens March 23, 2013. 
  • Where: Wells Fargo Center
  • Ticket Prices: The Soul Holiday Pack starts at $110. 


The Walnut Street Theatre

Ticket Prices: $10 to $85

Merriam Theater

Ticket Prices: Vary by performance, dates, times, and seating. 

The Academy of Music

Ticket Prices: Vary by performance, dates, times, and seating. 

People's Light and Theatre Company

Ticket Prices: The Dinner and a Play package for evening performances of This Wonderful Life is $65. Get 1/2 price tickets to the Thursday, January 3rd 7 p.m. performance of Aladdin.

The Forrest Theater

Ticket Prices: $87 to $305


Peter Nero and the Philly Pops

Ticket Prices: $30 to $114
Where: Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Ticket Prices: Prices vary by performance and typically start at $40. You can create your own four concert series starting at $23 per concert. 

For The Family

Philadelphia Zoo

Annual memberships to the Philadelphia Zoo include admission to the zoo, treehouse, and Lorikeet Encounter for one full year, plus parking for one vehicle and other discounts. 

Ticket Prices: $65 for individuals and $105 for families. 

Please Touch Museum

A membership to the Please Touch Museum includes admission for up to four people for 12 months. 

Ticket Prices: Save $25 when you purchase a membership through December 25, 2012. Regular admission tickets are $16 per person. 

Adventure Aquarium

Annual passes to the aquarium includes year round access to the aquarium, exhibits, creative events and special programming.

Ticket Prices: Annual passes start at $60. General admission tickets are $23.95 for adults and $17.95 for children. 

The Franklin Institute

Basic membership to the Franklin Institute includes unlimited access to the science museum, Fels Planetarium, and SkyBike.

Ticket Prices: Memberships are $120 for families. General admission museum tickets are $16.50.

Do you have a favorite area event or venue? Share your ideas with Patch in the comments.

WCResident December 19, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Or an even more local event such as The West Chester Band, The Brandywine Singers, and The Immaculata Symphony.
SueLee December 19, 2012 at 02:37 PM
You can even cover TWO holidays with ONE purchase by immediately going to www.footlighterstheater.com. The brand new musical PLACES! (written by local author, Danny Scott) goes up February 1st at Footlighters Theater in Berwyn. But for Thursday, February 14th - Valentine's Day - you can purchase a Valentines Dinner/Show Date for an incredible $55.00 which includes 2 tickets to the show AND a delicious 3-course dinner for 2 (including coffee/tea & complimentary glass of wine - or bring your own!) at delightful EmJ's Cafe, just around the corner! Tickets/reservations can be made in one transaction on the Footlighters Theater website! Don't delay, they are selling quickly! Makes a great Christmas present! Tickets are also available for all other shows as well.
Colleen Shepherd December 19, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Looking for a great gift idea, how about tickets to an awesome comedy show and sit down dinner. All to benefit The Arc of Delaware County. You can but tickets and find out more information about the event at www.thearcofdelco.org.


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