Welcome to the St. Christopher’s 11th Annual Virtual Back to School Carnival!

We’re not letting the pandemic cancel our annual celebration – we’re going virtual! For the eleventh straight year, we are celebrating summer with a Virtual Back to School Carnival for North Philadelphia patients and families. Since the carnival’s inception, the free event has entertained nearly 13,000 children and their families, and provided school supplies to thousands of children. The free event is hosted by St. Christopher’s Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Drexel University College of Medicine.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind virtual celebration!

We are hosting fun events online, and are giving away backpacks full of essential school supplies for pre-K through high school kids in a drive-up distribution on July 23, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The virtual carnival will go live at 9:00 a.m. on August 6th and include five tents for kids and families:


Main Stage

will hold live events at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and Noon via Zoom.

Game Tent

will have videos of celebrities and entertainers demonstrating games kids can play at home.

Entertainment Tent

will have pre-recorded videos of sing-alongs, read-alongs and even a kids’ yoga instructor.

Food Tent

will include recipes and tutorials for creating your favorite carnival snacks at home.

Community Partners Tent

will offer resources for kids and families throughout the city.

Health Tent

will offer health tips such as proper hand-washing, at-home exercise ideas and videos, and more.


As we put the final touches on Carnival plans, we need your help in donating school supplies, activities and giveaways for the event and supporting St. Christopher’s Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. There are sponsorship opportunities for every budget. Custom sponsorships are available.

Get Sponsor details!

Stay connected!

Mark your calendars for the Virtual Carnival Go Live on August 6, 9:00 a.m. and join the fun. Tag us with #stchriscarnival and share how you’re staying connected and healthy.


Thank you to all of our 2020 sponsors!

St. Christopher's is open, safe, and caring for patients!

CLICK HERE to learn more. To schedule vaccinations and well visits, call 1-888-CHRISKIDS.