Still trying to figure out what to do with the kiddos for New Years? Look no further as we have some great last minute ideas for Philly families to ring in the new year together!!
Countdown To Noon
Swarthmore Community Center
715 Harvard Ave
Don’t miss the annual Countdown to Noon at the Swarthmore Community Center on Thursday December 31st from 10:30am – 12Noon! Join Queen Elsa from 11am -12pm for singing, photo opps, games and then of course the countdown to noon and great balloon drop. Snacks, drinks and crafts included, too! $5 per child, $10 per family.
New Years Eve Party
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
It’s the annual blowout New Year’s Eve Party happening at the Please Touch Museum Thursday December 31st from 9am – 3pm. Countdowns at Noon and 1pm along with lots of fun for the whole family to ring in 2016 together! Tickets $25.
Sugar House New Years Eve Fireworks
Ring in the new year Philly family style with the Sugar House New Years Eve free fireworks on the Delaware River with family friendly fireworks show at 6pm (or a midnight show for the bigger kids). Free.
Square Drop Countdown to New Years
200 6th Street
Head to Franklin Square for the annual Square Drop Countdown at 6pm for the early bedtime crowd. Kids will be able to enjoy a dance party, the countdown to the square drop, and a great view of the early fireworks show on Penn’s Landing. Free. Carousel and mini-golf require ticket purchase.
Free at the Kimmel New Year’s Day Celebration
The Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad Street
Enjoy the Free at the Kimmel New Year’s Day Celebration family celebration on 2016 at The Kimmel Center on New Year’s Day with views of the famous Philadelphia Mummers strutting down Broad Street and lots of family fun and activities inside too. Enjoy great live music and performances, kids crafts and activities, and even a free hot chocolate lounge for the kiddos. Free.
And of course if you don’t feel like leaving the house or fighting the crowds, you can always pop some sparkling cider at home and play the Netflix New Years countdown on demand with your kids’ favorite characters anytime to ensure a regular bedtime and good ring in to the new year for all!!