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.  Tickets are required.

Noon Year's Eve Celebration at Brandywine Zoo

December 31st  @11:00 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 apple cider toast as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!) Pre-registration suggested, walk-in's welcome. Fee: $6 per person/$5 for Delaware Zoological Society Members.

Celebrate New Years Eve at Longwood Gardens

December 31st 2:00 pm-9:00 pm

Ring in the New Year with musical treats around every corner and fun activities for the entire family!

Fireworks at Penn's Landing

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 at 6 pm.

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

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. 

Sweet and Sassy Exton

December 31st 11 am to 1 pm 
Includes ~

*Party blowers & yummy treats
*Limo Ride around the center
*Be in a runway show- Come runway ready!
*Dance to the Hits of 2014
*Balloon drop to ring in the New Year!
*Get a glittery makeover with Rockin' Updo!

$35.00 per girl. Reservations
and prepayment required.
Limited space available call
to reserve your spots!

Family New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Independence Seaport Museum

Wednesday, December 31st 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Ring in the new year with Independence Seaport Museum's annual family fun celebration!
The Family New Year's Eve Fireworks includes a prime viewing of fireworks erupting over the Delaware River presented by SugarHouse Casinos. Festive hats, noisemakers and sparkling cider to "toast" the coming New Year will be provided.  Additionally hop over to Nesquik's Bunnyland to play games, win prizes, drink delicious chocolate milk and meet Quiky, the bunny ! 

Watch the New Year's Fireworks from the Battleship New Jersey

Watch the 6pm and Midnight Fireworks, presented by Sugar House Casino, on New Year's Eve from the Battleship New Jersey! We'll have music, food concessions and bar service available for purchase. Even take a chance to fire the 5-inch portside gun at the conclusion of each show!

The Battleship will open at 4pm for the 6pm Fireworks show and 10pm for the Midnight show. Tickets are just a $10 donation.

Kids’ New Year’s Eve Celebration at Dave & Buster’s

Bring your kids to an afternoon New Year's Eve celebration at Dave & Buster's on the Philadelphia Waterfront!  Two seating times 3 pm and 4:30 pm

Betsy’s Birthday Bash at the Betsy Ross House

December 31st 11 am -3 pm
America's most iconic flag maker is turning 263 and you're invited to join in the birthday fun! Enjoy family-friendly activities and cupcakes from the historic City Tavern, from 11 am - 3 pm! Best of all, Betsy's Birthday Bash activities are FREE with admission to the House!

Marple Sports Arena

December 31st 11 am - 1 pm
Come out to Marple Sports Arena for our first ever Countdown 'Til Noon DJ Dance Party, Skating, Moonbounces and the Marple Mountain for $10.