Delaware County PA Area New Years Weekend Events and Family Fun 12/29/17 – 1/1/18

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All Weekend

Looking for some Greater Philadelphia area DAY TRIP ideas? Check out this full list HERE for some inspiration!

at The Walnut Street Theater
November 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Details HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
through March 4, 2018
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is the city’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, surrounded by a winter forest and HUGE holiday tree (to be lit on December 1st), ski-style Lodge with food from Chickie’s & Pete’s and Garces Group, a variety of hot and cold sweet treats from Franklin Fountain, and a rink-side cafe serving festival snacks. In addition, the site has tons of wood fire pits and propane heaters, adirondack chairs, cozy cabins, and a Kids Lodge filled with arcades
Details HERE

Yuletide at Winterthur
November 18th – January 7th
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Holiday Garden Railway at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
November 24th – December 31st (Except 12/24 & 12/25)
10 AM – 4 PM
Details HERE

Christmas Underwater at Adventure Aquarium
December 2nd – 30th
See the World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree, “Dry-Side” Santa Claus appearances, Snow Shower Dance Party and more!
Details, ticket info and schedules HERE

Dilworth Park Wintergarden and Rothman Instititute Ice Rink and Cabin
Now through February 24, 2018
Details and events HERE

Linvilla Orchards 
Details HERE

Lansdowne Landing
7 AM – 10 PM
30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA
What is The Landing?
Inspired by awesome outdoor gathering places like Philadelphia’s own The Porch or Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Lansdowne Landing is a fun, festive spot that’s open from 7am to 10pm.
Visit for a full schedule of events, updated regularly, so check by often for fun from family-friendly fun to live music to food trucks and more!
Details HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute 
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences 
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
Details and Ticket Info HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Longwood Gardens
Details HERE

The Crayola Experience
Easton, PA
Details HERE
Purchase discount tickets HERE and get $4 off admission price (Regular Price: $19.99 Your Price: $15.99)

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Details HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
Details HERE

Studio Movie Grill Upper Darby
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy seats and more!
Details HERE

AMC Dine In Movie Theater – Painters Crossing – West Chester 
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy reclining seats and more!
** Best to purchase tickets online through
See my review and more info HERE

Sesame Place
Details HERE

Friday December 29, 2017

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE

Super Hero Day at Middletown Free Library
10 AM – 4 PM
Movies, crafts, activities, and pictures with Spider-Man & Wonder Woman!
Stop by the Middletown Free Library because ALL DAY LONG we will celebrate all things SUPER HEROES! We will have a few craft stations & activities going on, as well as showing a variety of super hero movies in our community room downstairs. (We will vote on what to watch before starting the next movie. Maybe some of the live-action Marvel & DC ones, maybe some animated ones, maybe some cartoon shows?) Light refreshments & snacks will be available, but feel free to bring your own to share and be SUPER!
Plus, we have Spider-Man & Wonder Woman here for you to take your picture with!
Costumes are encouraged and welcome!
Registration is not required. All ages can enjoy!
Details HERE

Noon Year’s Eve Party at Media-UP Free Library
11 AM – 12 PM
Celebrate the New Year with activities, balloons, and a countdown to noon! Best for ages 2 and up.
Details HERE

Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Branch
Enjoy familiar games like Chess, UNO, and Monopoly or learn how to play one you’ve never tried before!  There are a wide variety of games to meet the interests of all ages.
Open to grades 1-12
Registration required
Details HERE

Marple Sports Arena Friday Night Skate 
7:30 PM -10 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE IS BACK! Bring your friends and family this Friday for a $12 all access pass! Skating, Marple Mountain and Moonbounce!
Details HERE

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Applebees Pancake Breakfast to Support Girl Scout Troop #502
8 AM – 10 AM
at Applebees of Ridley, 320 Macdade Blvd, Folsom PA
Come join us for some delicious pancakes and sausage-all you can eat! Bring your family and friends for a great morning of food and fun! 
Details HERE

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market 
Every Saturday 9am-1pm (open year round)
in the Amtrak Parking Lot
at the intersection of Lancaster & Bryn Mawr Avenues
Details HERE

Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream
at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
December 23rd – January 2nd
Details, showtimes and ticket info HERE

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, activities, family disco lounge and more
Details HERE

Jack Frost Saves Christmas
at Media Theater
11 AM Saturdays and 12 PM Sundays
through Dec 31st
Details and Ticket info HERE

The Story of Ferdinand Storytime 
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Zoo Years Eve at Elmwood Park Zoo
11 AM – 12:30 PM
Kick off 2018 with us at ZOO YEARS EVE! 
Strap on your party hats, grab your noisemakers, and get ready to countdown to the new year with us! 
Our annual Zoo Years Eve celebration is happening Saturday, December 30 at 11 AM! 
Join us in the Canopy Gardens Hall (behind red pandas) for an animal show with our education
department at 11:15 AM! From there, we’ll have games, crafts, music, and dancing for your enjoyment
as you bid 2017 goodbye, and say hello to the new year! 
This event is FREE for all ages to attend with admission.
Details HERE

Storytime at The Lodge
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
at Blue Cross RiverRink
New this year is a storytime series taking place every Saturday starting December 2. The series features local Philly authors, performers, personalities, and more reading both classic and new books chosen by theFree Library of Philadelphia. Light snacks and hot chocolate will be provided for the kids.
Details HERE

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Countdown 2 Noon at Please Touch Museum
9 AM – 3 PM
Celebrate New Year’s Eve before nap time! Countdown 2 Noon® is one of Please Touch Museum’s most popular annual events. With live music, a countdown performance, and a traditional New Year’s Eve ball drop, get into the party spirit and ring in the new year together! Ball drops at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
*Museum opens at 9AM and closes at 3PM.
**Please note Countdown 2 Noon® is a special ticketed event. No discounts apply. ACCESS card admission pricing not valid. Standard pre-purchased general admission tickets and/or complimentary passes cannot be used on this date.
Details HERE and HERE

Countdown to Noon White Fiesta at Lulu’s Casita
10 AM – 12 PM
Join us for the 5th annual White Fiesta Countdown to Noon bash! 
Celebrate the new year with a special performance of Philly Madbeatz drum line and a sing along with the one and only Queen Elsa! 
Wear something white to bring in good luck for the New Year!
When: Sunday 12/31
Time: 10am to 12noon
Tickets: $20 per child, pay on day of the event at check in.
Photo booth, pizza & apple juice toast for the kiddies and complimentary mimosas for the parents!
Details HERE

New Year’s Eve (Daytime) Family Jam at the Ardmore Music Hall
10 AM – 1 PM
Bring in the new year family style at The Ardmore Music Hall!
Ardmore Music Hall’s New Year’s Eve (Day) Family Jam 
featuring Alex & The Kaleidoscope
The Ball drops at 12 (noon) so you can party with your whole family: 
– Kids Zone with balloon artist, face-painting, arts and crafts all INCLUDED WITH TICKET PRICE!
– Cash bar for non-driving parents and kid friendly brunch menu available for purchase. 
– Amazing live family music by Alex & The Kaleidoscope!!
Details HERE

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, activities, family disco lounge and more
Details HERE

Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream
at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
December 23rd – January 2nd
Details, showtimes and ticket info HERE

Marple Sports Arena Countdown Til Noon
11 AM
Come celebrate New Years Eve MSA style at our BIGGEST PARTY OF THE YEAR!
We will have a balloon drop for all of our friends who do not normally get to stay up and celebrate!
$12.00 Child Admission and $1.00 Adult Admission
Balloon Drop, Inflatables, Marple Mountain, Face Painting,
a DJ Dance Party, Noise Makers and so much more!
For advanced tickets please visit
Details HERE

Jack Frost Saves Christmas
at Media Theater
11 AM Saturdays and 12 PM Sundays
through Dec 31st
Details and Ticket info HERE

Happy NOON Year’s Eve at Brandywine Zoo
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 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
Details HERE

Countdown to Noon 2018 at Nest Center City
11 AM – 12:30 PM
We’ll be playing our favorite tunes from the year, some New Year’s classics, as well as live music! We’ll also offer a photo wall for pictures, parachute activities, a 2018 wishing wall, and decorating of your very own 2017 hat! Bring your own recycled empty coffee can, oatmeal canister, (anything with a lid will do), and we’ll provide all the supplies to decorate and make it noisy! 
We’ll ring in the Noon Year with a countdown and balloon drop! Celebratory nut-free snacks and sparkling beverages will be provided.
-$10 for all members; $5 for each additional child
-$20 for non-members; $5 for each additional child 
(day pass is valid from 8:30a-1p)
Details HERE

Noon Years Eve Bash at Sweet & Sassy Exton PA
11 AM – 1 PM
party blowers
Music from 2017
New years up-do
sparkling make-up
glitter nails
$35/ girl
Pre-payment required . Space is limited!

Details and reservation info HERE

Noon Years Eve Bash at Sweet & Sassy Collegeville PA
11 AM – 1 PM
Rock out to all the 2017 hits while getting your hair, makeup and nails done! We get you runway ready for our HUGE BALLOON DROP! Snacks & Drinks provided! $35/girl.

Details and reservation info HERE

Noon Years Eve Bash at Sweet & Sassy Cherry Hill NJ
11 AM – 1 PM
* Party blowers & yummy treats
• Limo Ride around the center
• Be in a runway show- Come runway ready!
• Dance to the Hits of 2017
• 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.

Details and reservation info HERE

2018 Count Down to Noon – Star Wars!
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Swarthmore Community Center, Swarthmore PA
Join us for a intergalactic dance party to ring in 2018! We will have light refreshments, fun crafts, all culminating with a balloon drop at noon. Tickets are available at the door. Admission is $5 per child (accompanied by an adult) or $10 per family. This event is most suited for children ages 5 and under. Parking may be limited so walking is encouraged!
Details HERE

New Year’s Rockin’ Noon at Delaware Children’s Museum
11:30 AM -12:30 PM
Join us for the DCM’s annual New Year’s Rockin’ Noon countdown! The museum will be open from 10 am – 3 pm. Enjoy live music by “We Kids Rock” from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm! Grab a bag of confetti, create your own noisemaker, take a picture in the “New Year’s Eve in the City” photo-op, and get ready for the confetti cannon blasts at 12 NOON!
Details HERE

Spirit of Philadelphia Brunches and Dinner Cruises
Details HERE \

New Years At Noon & 3pm at Garden State Discovery Museum
12 PM & 3 PM
Be the first to ring in the New Year…kid style! The entire Museum will be singing and dancing and counting down to 2018 with our biggest celebration(s) yet. 
Countdown celebrations begin at 11:45am to countdown to 12:00pm and 2:45pm to countdown to 3pm.
Details HERE and HERE

Betsy Ross’s Birthday Bash
1 PM – 3 PM
at Betsy Ross’s House in Philadelphia
Celebrate Betsy Ross’s birthday at this free event on Sunday, December 31, from 1 pm to 3 pm, with cupcakes provided by City Tavern, Colonial chocolate making demonstrations, and crafts for kids. Cupcakes are free, and are limited to a first-come, first-served basis.
During American Heritage Chocolate demonstrations, learn how women played an active role during the American Revolution – from making important military supplies, like flags and musket cartridges, to choosing “patriotic” beverages like chocolate and coffee, rather than tea. Guests even get to sample the hot chocolate drink that colonists enjoyed.
Celebrate the birth of Betsy Ross at the birthplace of the American Flag!
Details HERE

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

Kids’ New Years Eve Countdown at Franklin Square in Philadelphia
3 PM – 8 PM
Enjoy New Year’s Eve craft-making at 3 pm, then stick around for the Square Drop from atop SquareBurger at 6 pm and the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, viewable from the Square. After the Square Drop, the indoor Franklin Square Pavilion will host a Kids’ Dance Party and the park will remain open until 8 pm for the final Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO of 2017
Details HERE

New Year’s Eve Kids Kazoo Parade with the Mummers
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
at The Pop Shop in Collingswood NJ
Kids Kazoo New Year’s Eve Parade at The Pop Shop Collingswood
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!
P.S. The Pop Shop Collingswood will be open 7:30am to 8pm on New Years Eve and 9am-9pm on New Year’s Day.Details HERE

SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront
6 PM – 12 AM
at Blue Cross RiverRink
As the grand finale of Philadelphia’s holiday festivities, celebrate the biggest night of the year with fireworks! SugarHouse Casino is once again making the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration possible by sponsoring the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront with two shows, at 6PM and Midnight. Join us as we welcome 2018! 
For tons of information about the SugarHouse Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the waterfront, check out Philadelphia —‘s comprehensive guides at

New Years Eve Fireworks at Sesame Place
6:25 PM
Details HERE

New Year’s Eve Family Fireworks Show!
7 PM – 9 PM
on the Wilmington Riverfront
We are proud to host our 2nd Annual Family Fireworks Show on the Riverfront! Festivities begin at 6 pm with multiple skate sessions at Horizon Services Riverfront Rink. There will be food trucks, vendors, giveaways, and a live remote from 93.7 WSTW from 7-9! The evening culminates with a 9 PM FIREWORKS SHOW over the river! The fireworks can be viewed perfectly from the rink! Join us for this festive evening of fun!
Details HERE

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. A 15% discount will be given to those who joined us last year. No alcohol permitted. Space Limited – must reserve in advance
Details HERE

New Year’s Eve 2018 at Arnold’s Family Fun Center in Oaks
8 PM – 1 AM
The BEST All-Inclusive New Year’s Party in the area! Featuring UNLIMITED: Go-Karting, Laser Tag, & Bowling, as well as a full-service Open Bar and Buffet! Party all night long to the LIVE performance of Lima Bean Riot, and join us in a champagne toast at midnight! You won’t find a better deal, or party around!
Details and ticket info HERE

New Years Eve Glow at Sky Zone in Oaks PA
9 PM – 12:30 AM
Ring in New Year’s Eve at Oak’s Skyzone! Get active and literally jump right into the new year on our wall-to-wall trampoline court! We’ll be celebrating the start of 2018 with an interactive event, featuring hours of jump time, gifts for all attendees, and a place to ring in the new year with the entire family!
Tickets Include:
* Over 3 hours of jump time! 9pm-12:30am!
* Grab a sample snack item of Kind Snack Bars and Godshalls Turkey Bites
* Jump Socks
This event has very limited availability, make sure you grab your tickets today! 
There are no refunds on ticket purchases.
Lasers, music and blacklight transform the whole park into a crazy jumping dance club. Flips are limited to Foam Zone during Glow. Waivers are required for all persons entering the park during Glow.
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Media PA’s New Year’s Eve Community Celebration & Ball Drop
11 PM – 12:30 AM
State Street in Media
The Media Business Authority presents:
Media’s New Year’s Eve Community Celebration & Ball Drop which will be held in front of Spasso again this year with music by Philly Gumbo starting at 11pm and the ball drop at midnight. 
Details HERE

Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 Philadelphia Mummers Parade
Information, Schedule, Parade Route, Live Stream Link and More HERE

New Years Day Celebration Free Performances and Activities at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia
10 AM – 5 PM
Details and schedule of activities HERE

First Day Hike
1 PM – 3 PM
at Brandywine Creek State Park, 41 Adams Dam Rd, Wilmington DE
Start off the year “resolving” to have more fun in the park! Join us for an invigorating hike through the woods and meadows. We’ll keep an eye out for other critters enjoying the day along with us. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call the nature center at (302) 655-5740. This program is free with park admission.
Details HERE

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  1. Thank you very much for your Delaware County PA Area information.

    So much to see and do. And gives us options for our family visits. Sounds like a great list of events for us.

    Cheers Sharon…
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