New Year's Eve Family Events in the Philadelphia Area

Count Down 2 Noon at The Please Touch Museum
December 31st with Celebrations 

We have reimagined our New Year’s Eve event this year as we celebrate together for a smaller in-person gathering with limited capacity. Join us for a morning or afternoon timed ticket session that includes two-and-a-half hours of play at the Museum, art workshops, New Year’s Eve party hats & glasses, a visit from Squiggles, and a dance party in Hamilton Hall as we celebrate 2023 in style!

Noon Year's Eve Celebration at Brandywine Zoo 
December 31st  

We’ll have fun activities and a celebratory atmosphere with a group countdown to Noon. The program takes place outside in the zoo, so dress for the weather! Hot chocolate will be available for purchase at the snack bar. The gate opens at 10am. Some animals may not be out because of the cold weather. Reservations required

Ring in the New Year with the DCM! Join us on December 31st for four separate
confetti countdowns as we celebrate the new year at an age-appropriate time! Countdowns will take place at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm!

Ring in 2023 in style with Parties on Ice! There are two great sessions, including the Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, the biggest and brightest fireworks show in the area.

New Year's Eve in Kennett Square

The Mushroom Festival and Kennett Area Restaurant & Merchant Association are again hosting the Annual (9th) Mushroom Drop being held at State & Union Streets this year.

Weather permitting (no wind), the lighted Mushroom will be raised at 8:55 PM - bring the kids for the opening celebrations.

New Year's Eve at Cherry Street Pier

Enjoy a front-row seat to the Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront at 6 pm, along with an evening of festive fun for the whole family.

Enjoy a Giant Lite Brite, a dance party with live video feed on Pier’s jumbo screens, plus activities with PopUpPlay, including making your own future-themed mini golf course with recycled materials, collaborative mural making where families can help create a New Year’s Eve-themed gallery; plus make-and-take crafts and games while supplies last.

New Year's Eve Family Jam at Ardmore Music Hall

New Year's Eve (Day) Family Jam w/ Alex & the Kaleidoscope.

Countdown and Ball Drop at Noon + Arts & Crafts + Brunch!

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.

Join our pal Duke as he hosts the county's most royal family-friendly New Year's Celebration with his second annual Diamond Dropevent!

Gather with us on New Year's Eve at 3:30 PM at Storytime Corner to get the wiggles out at a bubble dance party, an exclusive gift for all kids (12 & under) in attendance, all culminating in counting down and watching the diamond drop at 4pm!

This is the New Year's tradition you don't want to miss!
December 31, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Ring in the New Year with the most family-friendly celebration in town. The event begins with crafts from 5 - 6 p.m. and concludes with the Square Drop from atop SquareBurger at 6 p.m. You can also watch the New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront from Franklin Square, which will remain open until 8 p.m.

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