New Kohl’s hopscotch ad: the music, the location, and the actors!

Kohl’s really nailed it with their holiday ad from Christmas 2020, and now they’re back with an adorable new commercial that might just make you grin from ear to ear. Check it out…

This commercial was shot in Burbank, CA, more specifically at the address: 721 North Orchard Drive. The market value of the home is around $1 million. This link should take you to Google street view so you can pan around to see the rest of the neighborhood.

The grumpy delivery guy is perfectly portrayed by actor Michael King. His sly smile at the end is the perfect way to wrap up the commercial! His reel can be seen here.

The young actress who gives so much personality to the ad is Liliana Bonilla. She is perfect for this ad, showing such joy and spreading that to the neighbors (and the grouchy delivery guy 🙂 ) who pass by.

The song playing as the soundtrack to this ad is “Sunny Side of the Street” by Jon Batiste. The full version is below.


Check out Michael King on Instagram (@MikeKingJr).

Liliana Bonilla is also on Instagram (@LilyFashion0202).

More of Jon Batiste’s music can be found on his YouTube channel here.

Also check out more behind the scenes and background info of popular ads on my TV Commercials page here.


Did you like the ad? Comment below and thanks for stopping by!

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37 thoughts on “New Kohl’s hopscotch ad: the music, the location, and the actors!

  1. Absolutely the best commercial ever! I stop to watch it every time it comes on. The delivery man and young girl are perfect and just make it so fun to watch. It is a wholesome, sweet, uplifting commercial that can run from now on. I wish it would. I hope Kohl’s is reading this! Way to go! You knocked it out of the park with this one!!!! 😊😊😊

  2. I really, really enjoy this commercial. Whenever it comes on, I stop what I’m doing, then watch and listen. Sometimes I’ll play it back, just to hear it again. It’s a great pick-me-up to these Covid times we’re living. We need to pause and enjoy something beautiful when it comes along!

  3. Love this ad. I usually don’t watch them but this makes me smile every time I watch it. The little girl is beyond cute and love the end with the mailman. Actually all the people in it add to the whole effect.

    1. This commercial is the best one since covid19 started. It also makes me smile and Liliana is the best. Always makes me smile too. Kohls did a great job.

    2. I hate ads but this one I love it is genius. It leaves me smiling and happy.we need happy. I love kohls and they did a wonderful job.

  4. in a time of puzzling and stupid commercials (Liberty) the hopscotch ad is the best. Love the girl, LOVE the mailman!

    1. I still think his (the mailman) look at the very end is the what makes this commercial so great. Of course, just him doing the hopscotch is hilarous, but his little grin afterwards is perfect. Kohl’s advertises a mood (and clothing) without having to tell us brands, prices, etc. It’s really well done.

  5. Our favorite commercial on tv. Could watch it over and over again. We don’t see it anymore. WHY?

    1. I’m with you. So refreshing for a change. Thank you for those who put this wholesome and inspiring commercial together. I nominate this as the best commercial of the decade!!!!!

  6. I absolutely love this Kohl’s commercial and what Michael King brings to it. His rather solemn demeanor is quickly upgraded 2 a more positive look. Maybe all we need in this world is a simple gesture of kindness and sidewalks full of hopscotch. Great job Kohl’s.

  7. I am almost 90 years old, but I still remember playing hopscotch. This commercial brings back many wonderful memories. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face every time I see it.

  8. Love this commercial! The beautiful young lady with the beautiful smile is perfect. Her looks and smile really made it. Don’t loose her, she is the future. I am a fan !

  9. I just can’t get enough of this ad and song. I just have to have a copy of this song. Can anyone tell me how I could get it. I find myself singing it over and over.

  10. What a great Kohls commercial. Liliana is perfect. There is such connection between this little girl and those who walk her sidewalk. The package deliverer and she just have such positive chemistry. Liliana just makes everyone smile. The commercial is simple and effective. We all need some inspiration to genuinely smile. The commercial does just that. Thank you Kohls. Continue to run the commercial.

  11. Best commercial on TV. I keep running it back to play over and over. The neighborhood looks so idyllic and diverse and all the actors nailed it. It is just a feel good commercial.

    1. I kove this commercial!!! Every time I see it, I smile…makes my day!! Liliana is SO adorable and Michael King completes the charm from Liliana. Best commercial I’ve seen in forever!!!

  12. I’m sitting in Minnesota, watching this precious ad, day after day, and thinking to myself…that’s my home! That’s Burbank! I was born and raised there and my childhood home is 3 miles from there on Reese and Tulare. So glad that someone confirmed where this was! Be still, oh my heart!

  13. Love this commercial the actors make it all real love the little girl her smile it’s all so real. Thank you for making me smile and bringing a tear to my eyes too. Kohl’s you have done a great job especially during these trying times.

  14. Thanks, this aid made be happy again, thanks for showing all kinds of people,you nailed it!!!
    I sing it all day long, what a song can do.

  15. I absolutely love this commercial. I laugh out loud every time . i love all the actors. The little girl has a beautiful smile. The whole ad is so joyful.

    1. Best commercial ever. Lilliana is perfect and so beautiful. This is one of the very few commercials today that is worth every minute of watching. I usually turn the stupid ones off. KUDOS !

  16. I love the joy and happiness in this commercial, to the point of looking it up! Liliana Bonilla is so adorable. She does a great job of spreading that kindness!!

  17. This is by far THE BEST commercial on TV!!!!! It makes me smile, makes me feel good, just warms my heart!!! With all the negative stuff going on in our world, this brings back the good, sweet, wholesome, delightful aspects of life…. Thank you Kohls, you nailed it with this commercial and I definitely will continue to shop at your store.

  18. Every time I see the add, it makes me smile and teary eyed! The world needs more of these and the little girl Lilliana Bonilla is adorable..

  19. Absolutely love, love, love the hopscotch ad. I’m 89 years old and oh, how I remember hopscotching in front of my house!! Thanks for the memories!~!

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