Ring in 2017, Family Style: Main Line Kid-Friendly New Year’s Celebrations
After a whirlwind of holiday events, staying up until midnight can be tough.
Lucky for you, we have fourteen events to choose from on the Main Line and beyond to bring your family all the fun of New Year’s Eve without the meltdowns from a late night.
As 2016 draws to a close, we are so grateful for our Main Line Parent Community Group on Facebook and Instagram. We’re looking forward to unveiling Community Dinners in the new year for Supporting Members as well as Family FOCUS Networking events for Business Members. Make sure you’re signed up for your preferred weekly email newsletters to stay in the loop with our community.
And without further ado, our New Year’s Celebrations to ring in 2017!
December 31, 10 am — noon | 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Ring in the new year with Philly Mad Beats and Lulu’s Casita’s play space. You’ll love that it’s close to home, and the kids will love the dance party. An RSVP is required to attend; email Lulu’s here.
December 31, 2016, Doors open at 10 am | 23 E. Lancaster Ave, Ardmore
If the Kids Zone upstairs with a balloon artist, face-painting, arts and crafts, PLUS full kids’ brunch menu doesn’t get you excited, then head downstairs for your family photo booth moment while you soak up some amazing music by Alex & The Kaleidoscope! A cash bar will also be open for non-driving parents.
December 31, 2016 11 am — 1 pm | 611 Park Way, Broomall
Enjoy a DJ dance party, climb Marple Mountain, and when it’s noon, enjoy a massive balloon drop. Tickets can be purchased under the online registration tab or by calling 610-338-0111 ext. 2. $12 admission, $2 skate rental.
December 31, 10 am — 1 pm | 934 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
This is the fourth countdown to noon from the Play Café. There will be pizza, a dance party, champagne for the adults and sparkling cider for the kids. Reservations are required, so call 610-525-0776 or email here.
Saturday December 31st, 2016 11 am – noon | 3015 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown
Join Laura Prior for a fun kids’ yoga event where yogis ages 4 to 9 will practice yoga and movement with their breath, create a fun New Year craft and enjoy a healthy snack! The practice will conclude with a New Year’s countdown to noon. Parents do not need to stay at the event but are more than welcome to! The cost is $20 per child.
December 31, 2016 | 10:30 am — 12:30 pm, 1 — 3 pm
Bounce into the “noon” year at BounceU Exton. Kids can burn off holiday energy at morning or afternoon open bounce sessions before enjoying a treat and a souvenir to celebrate. There will be a special countdown with bouncing, cupcakes, and pizza. As always, don’t forget to wear socks. Admission: $15 per child.
December 31, 2016, gardens are open until 10 pm | 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Visit Longwood Gardens on New Year’s Eve and enjoy musical performances by strolling musicians and barbershop quartets. You can catch the end of their spectacular holiday displays as well. Admission: adults $27; children $13; children 4 and under are free.
King of Prussia
December 31, 2016, 6 pm | 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
This New Year’s Eve fireworks show, set to Sesame Street® music, gives your little ones the opportunity to rock out with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count, as their music fills the air and the sky is covered with colorful bursts of brilliance. Fireworks will begin immediately following the 6:00PM evening performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade. Entry into Sesame Place will be limited 5 minutes prior to the start of fireworks. Time subject to change, see website for details. Tickets: $25
December 31, 11 am — noon | 1 E. Front Street, Media
For a more laid back countdown to noon, join the Media Upper Providence Library. There will be games, arts and crafts, music, and the final countdown at noon. This event is best for ages 2 and up. While the event is free, they ask that you register in advance.
At Jumpers on New Year’s Eve, each child will enjoy unlimited play, 2017 glasses, a party horn, lei, party hat or tiara, and a bottle of water. Admission: $12 per child.
Saturday December 31st, 2016 11 am – noon | 715 Harvard Ave. Swarthmore
Ring in the New Year with your little ones and the characters from Seussical! The Swarthmore Community Center will host the characters from Seussical the Musical from 11am-12, singing, taking photos, playing games and then helping to count down to NOON. A snack and drink will be provided, along with some crafts and lots of fun. $5 per child or $10 for family
10 am – noon | 1130 McDermott Dr, West Chester
The ACA West Chester staff will be counting down to a Family Celebration at noon with crafts, a DJ, face painting, snacks, a Rocking Yoga class, Dance Party and more. No registration required. Open to members and non-members alike.
14. Family New Year’s Eve Rock ‘n Bowl at Wynnewood Lanes SOLD OUT
December 31, 2016, 7 pm — 10 pm
Enjoy a night out with your older kids at Wynnewood Lanes. Reserve your lane soon and get three hours of unlimited bowling, as well as pizza, soft drinks, desserts, party favors, and raffle prizes. Disco lights and music add to the festivities, and they’ll have a New Year’s countdown at 9:30 pm. $130/per lane (includes shoe rentals).
Thinking of heading into the city? We have a list of events in Philadelphia too if you’re up for the trip!
Photo by J. Fusco Courtesy of VISIT PHILADELPHIA™