New Year's Eve Family Events in the Philadelphia Area

Countdown til Noon at Marple Sports Arena 

December 31st 11am-1pm

Kick off the new year in style with a family friendly Balloon drop party at Marple! DJ, Contests, Face Painting, Marple Mountain, Moon Bounces, Winter & Holiday self serve photo stations, Arts & Crafts and more

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  @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 apple cider toast as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!) 

“New Year's Rockin’ Noon” at Delaware Children’s Museum
The DCM is ready to ring in the New Year with confetti and YOU! Enjoy live music from We Kids Rock, take a final 2019 family photo at the DCM photo op, and help us countdown to the new year and our annual confetti cannon blasts! 

There will be two countdowns: one at 12 pm, the other at 2 pm. 

New Year's Eve Family Jam
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

New Year's Eve Kids Countdown at Penn's Landing

Celebrate with activities such as designing your own NoiseMaker, 2020 Glasses, and car, building a robot, add to a giant paper mache ball, and more, all hosted by some of your favorite kid-friendly organizations. 

Plus, enjoy pay-as-you-go tasty eats, hot seasonal drinks, and an exciting countdown to the 6 pm Rivers Casino New Year’s Fireworks on the Waterfront with confetti cannons. There is no better way to ring in the New Year!

New Year's Eve in Kennett Square

Young children and their parents are invited to kick off our NYE celebration at 7:30 pm. Enjoy entertainment, food and activities until the "Raising and Lighting" our Mushroom will take place at 8:45.

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

New Year’s Eve Splash at Adventure Aquarium
Ring in the New Year among family, friends and fish at our family-friendly New Year’s Eve Splash on December 31 from 10 am - 6:00 pm – the perfect way to celebrate the start of 2020. Visit with favorite animals during twilight hours, dare to walk through the Shark Tunnel and end the evening with fireworks over the Delaware River.

Kids' New Year's Eve Countdown at Franklin Square  
The final night of the Franklin Square Holiday Festival concludes with the most family-friendly New Year’s celebration in town! An animated illuminated square sits high above SquareBurger and is magically lowered during the countdown. The Square Drop utilizes over 50,000 additional colored LED lights to create this Franklin Square tradition.

Enjoy music and crafts beginning at 4 pm before the Square Drop from atop SquareBurger at 6 pm and Rivers Casino 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 2019. FREE.