2016 New Year’s Eve and 2017 New Year’s Day Delaware County and Greater Philadelphia Area Family Friendly Celebrations #Delco

December 2012 069

Here is a list of some fun things to do to ring in the New Year as a family this year. Click each event for full details and pricing:

New Year’s Eve

Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart at the Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia
See website for details and ticket information

Countdown to Noon and Balloon Drop at Swarthmore Community Center – Swarthmore, PA
Come ring in the New Year with your little ones and the characters from Seussical!!!!
This year the Swarthmore Community Center is very excited to announce that characters from Seussical the Musical will be at our annual “Count Down to Noon” party. They will be there from 11am-12, singing, taking photos, playing games and then helping us count down to NOON!!!!!!!
There will be a snack and drink provided, along with some crafts and lots of fun. The afternoon will end as we “Count Down to Noon ” and have our annual balloon drop. Hope to see you all there.
$5 per child or $10 for family
*This is an event catered to 5 and under, but all siblings and young children are welcome.

Marple Sports Arena Countdown til Noon
11 AM – 1 PM
Come celebrate New Years Eve MSA style!
We will have a balloon drop for all of our friends who do not normally get to stay up and celebrate!
$12.00 Admission
Balloon Drop, Inflatables, Marple Mountain, Face Painting,
a DJ Dance Party, Noise Makers and so much more!!
For advanced tickets please visit http://www.marplesportsarena.com/online-registration/

Countdown to Noon at 320 Market Café, Media PA
11:30 AM – 12 PM
Bring the whole family to count down and ring in the new year at the bedtime-friendly hour of 12pm!
Last year’s balloon drop was a huge success, so be sure to arrive early to ensure a spot!

4th Annual Countdown to Noon Dance & Pizza Party at The Play Café
934 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA
10 AM – 1 PM
Join us for our 4th Annual Countdown to Noon celebration! From 10 to 1 enjoy pizza, a DJ dance party, champs for the grown ups and sparkling cider for the kids as we countdown (at noon) to 2017! Reservations required. 610-525-0776 or info@theplaycafe.com

Lulu’s Casita Countdown to Noon White Fiesta
6 Cricket Ave, Ardmore, PA
10 AM – 12 PM
Ring in the New Year all before nap time! Philly Mad Beatz will be joining the fun! RSVP to info@luluscasita.com

Ardmore Music Hall NYE (Day!) Family Jam
with Alex & the Kaleidoscope
Sat 12/31/16
10 AM Doors
10:30 AM Show
$15 adv/ $20 D.O.S.
GA: Standing + Table & Bar Seating (First Come Non-Reserved)

New Years’ Rockin’ Countdown to Noon at Delaware Children’s Museum
11 AM – 12:30 PM
Let the countdown begin! Ring in 2017 at the DCM with a special New Year’s Eve countdown celebration that won’t conflict with your kid’s bedtime. Grab a bag of confetti, craft your own noisy “New Year’s Eve Kazoo,” and help us countdown to 12PM with a rockin’ DCM dance party. When the clock strikes 12-noon, brace yourself for a shower of confetti and a colorful start to a wonderful new year.
See website for more details and ticket information

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at Brandywine Zoo Wilmington, DE
11 AM – 12:15 PM
Celebrate the New Year Zoo-style by ringing in the New Year at NOON! We’ll have games, crafts, and a celebratory atmosphere and of course a sparkling cider toast as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!). Program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather! (Program fees will begin charging at Admission Gates starting at 10am). Guest Passes will not be accepted for this event. Members: Free | Non-Members: $5 ages 3 & up

Countdown to Noon at Please Touch Museum Philadelphia PA
9 AM – 3 PM
Celebrate New Year’s Eve before nap time! Countdown2Noon is one of Please Touch Museum’s most popular annual events. With live music, a theatrical countdown performance, and a traditional New Year’s Eve ball drop, the entire family can get in the party spirit and ring in the new year together.
Ball drops at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Purchase advance tickets today! With advance tickets, enjoy special early-bird pricing and express Museum entry.
Advance general admission: $20 (per child and adult)
Day-of admission: $25 (per child and adult)
Member admission: $5 (per child and adult)

Countdown to Noon and 3 PM at Garden State Discovery Museum
The entire Museum will be singing and dancing and counting down to 2017 with our biggest celebration(s) yet!
See website for more details and ticket information

Sweet & Sassy New Year’s Eve Bash at Cherry Hill NJ Location
* Party blowers & yummy treats
• Limo Ride around the center
• Be in a runway show- Come runway ready!
• Dance to the Hits of 2015
• Get a glittery makeover
• Rock it with a Rock’n up-do
• Countdown to noon with prizes!
$35.00 Per Guest
Must have a reservation and pre-payment is required.
Call to book 856-665-7465

Sweet & Sassy New Year’s Eve Bash at Collegeville Location
11 AM – 1 PM
NOON YEAR’S EVE! Ring in the New Year at Sweet and Sassy with makeovers, limo rides, noisemakers, a runway show, yummy treats, and a balloon drop and countdown to 12 noon! Spots are limited and prepayment is required, so call today to reserve your spots. $30 per girl!

Sweet & Sassy New Year’s Eve Bash at Exton PA Location
2 PM – 4 PM
Rockin’ New YEAR’S EVE Bash! Ring in the New Year at Sweet and Sassy with makeovers, limo rides, noisemakers, a runway show, yummy treats, and a balloon drop and countdown! Spots are limited and prepayment is required, so call today to reserve your spots. $30 per girl!

New Year’s Eve Splash at Adventure Aquarium Camden, NJ
10 AM – 6 PM
See website for more details and ticket information

New Year’s Eve at Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA
See website for details, ticket prices and more information

Bowling at Sproul Lanes Springfield, PA
NYE Rent-A-Lane(Reservations only)
Family Rent a Lane from 8pm to 11pm for $120.00 per lane includes bowling, shoe rental, Two 14″ pizzas, chips, pretzels, unlimited pitchers of soda for max of 6 per lane. No alcohol permitted. Space Limited – must reserve in advance

Franklin Square New Year’s Eve Celebration Philadelphia, PA
3 PM – 8 PM
Close out Franklin Square’s 10th Birthday Season with the most family-friendly New Year’s celebration in town! Enjoy music and crafts beginning before the Square Drop from atop SquareBurger at 6 pm and Sugar House New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, viewable from the Square. The indoor Franklin Square Pavilion will host a Kids’ Dance Party until 8 pm for the final Electrical Spectacle of 2016. FREE.
All of your favorite Franklin Square activities will be open including Philly Mini Golf, the Parx Liberty Carousel, and Ben’s Sweets & Treats–a heated tent where you can watch homemade fudge made on-site each evening, create and decorate seasonal treats and learn to assemble a gingerbread house and see a donut hopper make fresh donuts. Warm up in between Electrical Spectacle shows with hot chocolate, warm cider, egg nog, and other seasonal favorites.

Betsy’s Birthday Bash at Betsy Ross’s House
11 AM – 4 PM
Celebrate Betsy’s 265th birthday! The event includes an historic chocolate making demonstration and free cupcakes at 1:00 pm courtesy of City Tavern. Festivities are from 11 am – 4 pm.

Early Spirit of Philadelphia Family Friendly Dinner Cruise
Boarding 4 PM – Cruising from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Blue Cross River Rink New Years Celebration Philadelphia, PA
Tickets include ice skating, light refreshments, musicians and entertainment (and of course, the best spot to watch the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront).
Tickets must be purchased in advance on the website

Independence Seaport Museum Family New Year’s Eve Fireworks
5 PM – 7 PM
Bring the entire family to Independence Seaport Museum to ring in New Year’s Eve!
Join us to celebrate the arrival of 2017 with noisemakers, party hats, and a sparkling cider toast before the 6 p.m. SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront Show. KYW Newsradio 1060 will provide a synchronized soundtrack to the show.
Be sure to arrive before 5 p.m. to visit the Museum galleries and Historic Ships. The Museum and Historic Ships open at 10 a.m. Everything is included with regular Museum admission, plus the best front-row views of the fireworks from our outdoor terraces. Free admission for Museum members.
Public transportation is strongly encouraged due to limited parking on the waterfront.

Kids’s New Year’s Eve Celebration at Dave & Buster’s Philadelphia Waterfront Location
4 PM – 7 PM
Tickets must be purchased in advance on the website

New Year’s Eve Kids Kazoo Parade with the Mummers at The Pop Shop in Collingswood NJ
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Grab your party hat and ring in the new year at The Pop Shop’s 11th annual Kids Kazoo Parade on December 31 in Collingswood. Line up for the parade begins at 4:15pm in front of The Pop Shop. Kazoos will be provided. We start “parading” promptly at 4:30pm.
Mummers from a local string band will lead the children as they parade down Haddon Avenue! Afterward, kids will be given confetti and do a New Year’s “eve” countdown.
Complimentary cookies will be served. Wear your festive finest and dress for the weather! Make us part of your family’s new year tradition!

Kiddie Countdown in the Sky
5 PM – 7 PM
at Sky Philadelphia, 1717 Arch Street 50th Floor, Philadelphia
Bring your youngsters up to our 51st floor open-air terrace (and warm indoor beer garden) to be dazzled by the 6pm countdown fireworks. There will be party favors, one free hot chocolate for the kids and spiked hot chocolate options for the adults ($10) and of course our full open bar and free snacks. Just $20.17 for adults. Accompanied minors pay a dollar per year old they are.

CoCo Key Water Resorts Rockin New Years Eve Party

2 PM – 1 AM
Our Fun-filled Package for Four Guests Includes:
Overnight accommodations at The Hotel ML and Water Resort passes valid for up to two days
Arts, crafts, games, magician, and much more
Dance party and Toast for Tots as we ring in the New Year @9pm
Dinner Buffet and Breakfast for up to four guests
Picture w/ the family and CoCo including a CoCo Key picture frame
Caricature at an additional cost

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park New Year’s Eve Bash
7 PM – 12:30 AM
Tickets should be purchased in advance on the website

Fireworks at Penn’s Landing Philadelphia PA
6 PM and 12 Midnight

Fireworks at Sesame Place Langhorne, PA
**Fireworks scheduled 6:25 PM – 6:35 PM
See website for more details and ticket information

New Year’s Eve in Kennett Square
Family Friendly fun Starting at 6 PM
Mushroom Drop at Midnight!

8 PM – 2 AM
Our annual all-inclusive New Year’s party is happening once again! Featuring UNLIMITED go-karts, laser tag, bowling, as well as 1,000 arcade points. This is all in addition to the open bar, unlimited trips to the buffet, and a rockin’ atmosphere with LIVE music from The Sofa Kings as well as DJ Johnny A of Eclipse Entertainment!

Media PA New Year’s Eve Community Celebration & Ball Drop
11 PM – Downtown Media

Dec 30th 10 AM – 4 PM
Dec 31st 10 AM – 5:30 PM
at the Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, PA
Kid friendly bands, magicians, clowns, balloon making, family disco lounge and more – and on Dec 31st a 4.5 foot tall, 85 pound PEEPS Chick drop at 5:15 PM
See website for full details and more info

New Year’s Day

Philadelphia Mummer’s Parade Philadelphia, PA
Times, parade route info, line of march and more can be found on the link above

Kimmel Center New Year’s Day Celebration Philadelphia PA
FREE! 10 AM – 5 PM
See website for schedule and details

Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart at the Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia
See website for details and ticket information


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