Family-Friendly New Year's Celebrations

Looking to take the kids out on New Year's Eve to celebrate? Here are our picks for child and teen friendly events in the Patch region.


Family New Year's Eve at Devon Lanes

  • When: Monday, Dec. 31 from 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Where:
  • Why Go:  Bring the family out for a fun afternoon and enjoy three hours of unlimited bowling, shoes, cheese pizza, a 2 liter bottle of soda, party favors, party music, prizes and lots of giveaways!
  • Cost: $84.99 per lane

New Year's Eve Bash

  • When: Monday, Dec. 31 from 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Where:
  • Why Go: Bring the kids out for a buffet dinner, a build your own ice cream sundae bar, there will be a DJ playing music for kids to dance to and there will be an apple juice toast at 6:00pm!  Space is limited so please come in soon to get your tickets!
  • Cost: Adults/ $15 Children (12 and under)/ $12

Tot Rockin' New Year's Eve Party

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 29 from 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Where:
  • Why Go: Celebrate the holidays with your young ones at the Community Recreation and Environmental Center at the Haverford Reserve.  There will be music, light refreshments and a variety of games and activities.  Ring in the year at noon with a balloon drop.  Ages 2 - 8.
  • Cost: $10

TakeOver: NYE VIP Party - Teens Only

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 29 from 8 - 11 p.m.
  • Where:
  • Why Go: Teens age 14 - 19 can enjoy a night of clubbing at the Sports Arena.  There will be black glow lighting, glow stick give-aways, and the hottest hip hop/electro/dubstep/top 40 music for dancing. 
  • Cost: $20 at door

New Year's Bounce Down

  • When: Monday, Dec. 31 from 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Where: Pump It Up, 540 East Union Street, West Chester
  • Why Go: Kids will enjoy three hours of fun, glow necklaces, noise makers and a countdown and balloon drop! 
  • Cost: $12.95 + tax

New Year's Eve Family Rock 'n' Bowl

  • When: Monday, Dec. 31 from 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Where:
  • Why Go: Bring the family out for a night of bowling.  Each ticket holder gets unlimited bowling, shoes, pizza, snacks, desserts, soft drinks, lights, music, DJ, party favors, New Years countdown and more! There will be prize give-aways and two grand prizes - an iPad 2 and an XBox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 Bundle.  Get your tickets early for this always sold out event.
  • Cost:$25 per person *discount for entire lane (6)

Countdown 2 Noon

  • When: Monday, Dec. 31 at Noon and 1 p.m.
  • Where: Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia
  • Why Go: There will be two Countdown to Noon's this year - one at Noon and the other at 1 p.m. to accomodate all the children.  The Countdown to Noon celebration will include: Performances by musical guests Louie Miranda and Fandango, a drum ensemble specializing in Latin rhythm.Special appearance by King Countdown, the Museum’s official Marshal of the New Year and more!
  • Cost: $16 Cost of Admission

New Year's Eve Family Fun Event

  • When: Monday, Dec. 31 from 4 - 8 p.m.
  • Where: Dave & Buster's Plymouth Meeting, 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
  • Why Go: Enjoy a delicious buffet, a mind-blowing magician, heart-pounding adrenaline fueled games and a live DJ! This is a non-alcoholic event hosted in a private room. Families and large groups welcome!
  • Cost: Child - $35.99; Adult - $25.99

Betsy Ross’s 261st Birthday Bash

  • When: Monday, Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Betsy Ross House, 600 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
  • Why Go: Come out and celebrate Betsy’s Birthday at the Betsy Ross House. Free noisemaker craft activities will be available in the courtyard. Enjoy a slice of cake and wish Betsy a happy 261st birthday! Cake cutting and singing will be at 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $4 child, $5 adult

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

  • When: Monday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. and at Midnight
  • Where: Penns Landing, Philadelphia
  • Why Go:  Enjoy a free firework show on the Delaware River waterfront at 6 p.m. with the kids.  There will be a second firework display at midnight.  The fireworks are sponsored by Sugarhouse Casino.
  • Cost: Free
Mercer Redcross December 27, 2012 at 02:05 PM
New Year's Eve Party 7165 Lounge LIVE Entertainment, Two DJs, Open Bar & Buffet Fabulous Dance Floor. Buy Tickets Online. www.octobergallery.com. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at 7165 Lounge. Destiny Band performs LIVE, also Starr Davenport. DJ Captain Boogie and DJ Lito provide R&B, Old School & Salsa music. Two live acts, two DJs, open bar and buffet 8 to 10 PM, sound stage, three bars and 10 fabulous video screens all for $19.99 in advance more at the door. Buy tickets online at octobergallery.com. That’s 7165 Lounge @ 7165 Germantown Ave. 215-629-3939 octobergallery.com


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