Family Friendly New Years Eve Celebration in the Philadelphia Area

Count Down 2 Noon at The Please Touch Museum
December 31st with Celebrations @ 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Want to take part in one of the most exciting New Year's Eve parties in the area, but don't want to keep the kids up late? Come to Please Touch Museum's annual Countdown to Noon® celebration on  December 31st, for a fun, festive alternative to keeping the little ones up past midnight. Countdowns will take place at Noon and again at 1 p.m. to accommodate all of the little party animals and their families.

Noon Year's Eve Celebration at Brandywine Zoo
December 31st  @10:00am - 12:30 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 apple cider toast as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!) Pre-registration suggested, walk-in's welcome. Fee: $3 per person/FREE for Delaware Zoological Society Members.

Celebrate New Years Eve at Longwood Gardens
December 31st 2:00 pm-10:00 pm
Ring in the New Year with musical treats around every corner and fun activities for the entire family!

Fireworks at Penn's Landing
December 31st at 6pm and midnight. You can watch the fireworks from the PA or NJ side of the Delaware River.

New Year's Eve Fireworks at Sesame Place

The night sky sparkles at Sesame Place, with our spectacular fireworks show, set to Sesame Street music, making the festivities on New Year's Eve truly memorable. Fireworks will begin immediately following their Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade on December 31st

Franklin Square

On December 31st at Franklin’s Square’s New Year’s Eve celebration, kids rule! Join us for this kids’ version of the famous New Year’s Eve celebration with a dropping “square” in lieu of the famous ball, FREE! Take a final spin on the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel for 2012, putt through the Liberty Bell at Philly Mini Golf, enjoy SquareBurger’s hearty winter menu, and watch Penn’s Landing’s Fireworks - visible from Franklin Square! The fun begins at 5pm with a countdown to 6pm at Franklin Square! 

Media New Year's Eve Community Celebration
At Midnight on New Year's Eve watch the "Ball Drop" on West State & South Jackson in Media

Media Children's House is hosting a New Year's Eve at Noon Celebration!December 31st @10:30am

Bring your little one out for a party they won't soon forget!There'll be lots of dancing, noise-making, and even a countdown to a ball drop!!
In addition, there'll be a pizza lunch, a sparkling cider toast, and fun party favors!! This event is sure to be a blast!
Cost: $6 per child ages 2 and up. (Adults and children under 2 are FREE).
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New Year’s Eve Splash at Adventure Aquarium
December 31st from 5 pm to 8:30 pm
Join Adventure Aquarium’s beloved shark mascot, Gill, along with the absent-minded Professor Reef, as they dust off their tuxedos to co-host the Aquarium’s first-ever New Year’s Eve Splash.  In addition to offering exclusive access to the Aquarium’s 200,000 square feet of space, 2 million gallons of water and 8,500 animals, guests of the New Year’s Eve Splash can take advantage of dressing up for the occasion to enjoy family-friendly music and activities, up-close animal encounters, character appearances and a special New Year’s Eve “Countdown” Dance Party complete with party hats, noisemakers and confetti canons. Guests of Adventure Aquairum’s New Year’s Eve Splash also receive FREE parking, a FREE 4X6” family photo&* and a FREE plush gift for kids 12 and under!

Sweet and Sassy Exton
Looking for a FUN way to ring in the NEW YEAR? First session (11 am- 1:00 pm) is sold out, but spots are still available for the Party of the Year in our second session from 2:00- 4pm ! Includes limo ride around the center, star in a runway show (come runway ready!), dance to the top songs of 2012, get a GLITTERY makeover and we'll count down to 3 at our "AFTER" noon event! Pizza and drinks included! The cost is $35.00 per girl, or $30 per girl when you sign up with a friend! Prepayment for this event is required. Call to reserve your spot TODAY!