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Say Goodbye to 2021 In Style

New Year's Eve family fun at all times of the day! Hello 2022!

Who’s ready to say goodbye to 2021 in style? Check out these picks for family-friendly ways to greet the New Year, even if your little one can’t make it to midnight. Celebrate together and welcome 2022 with some exciting activities the whole family can enjoy.  

 

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Noon Year’s Eve Party at Oxford Library

December 30, 11 am – 12 pm
48 South 2nd Street, Oxford  

 

Enjoy books and crafts as you and your little one count down to noon to celebrate the New Year. Program is free for all ages, but registration is required.  

 

Countdown to Noon with Lulu’s Casita!

December 31, 10 am – 12 pm
6 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore  

 

Join Lulu’s Casita for their 9th annual Lulu’s countdown to noon party! Wear something white to bring in good luck for the New Year! Special performance by Roots with Ruark, balloon drop at noon, apple juice toast for the little ones and bubbles for the adults, face painting, photo booth, and much more! This event is by reservation only and space is limited. To join the fun please email info@luluscasita.com Masks required  

 

Treehouse World

December 31, 10 am – 1 pm
Phoenixville Pike  

 

Watch Twiggy drop from the sky at noon to ring in the New Year! Admission is $25 and includes all the treehouses, ziplining, climbing, bungee trampoline, Warrior Woods, obstacle course, and a whole of of fun! Purchase passes online.  

 

Bounce U Noon Year’s Eve

December 31, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
130 West Main Street, Collegeville  

 

Bounce into the New Year at Bounce U! A $20 ticket includes bouncing, a balloon drop, a sweet treat, and a party favor. Pre-registration is required. Face masks must be worn for all over 2 years of age.  

 

Sweet and Sassy Noon Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 10:45 am – 12:30 pm
250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville

 

Get glammed up for New Year’s Eve at this salon for young divas. $35 will get you an up-do, makeup, nails, a craft, and a dance party as the countdown to noon approaches. Shine on in the New Year!  

 

Countdown to Noon at Marple Sports Arena

December 31, 11 am – 1 pm
611 South Parkway Drive, Broomall  

 

From a DJ to moon bounces to face painting to crafts, there’s something for any active youngster at this sports arena’s celebration. Count down to the balloon drop at noon and party into the New Year!  

 

Noon Year’s Eve at the Brandywine Zoo

December 31, 11 am – 12:15 pm
1001 N Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802  

 

Ring in the New Year at noon with a sparkling cider toast. Dress for the weather at this local zoo event for all ages. Cost is $5 for non-members and free for members, but registration is required.  

 

Rock In The New Year

December 31, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
720 First Ave, Berwyn  

 

This is an ONLINE event! Join Ms. Patsy to bring in the New Year as you count down to 12 o’clock noon. There will be lots of singing, dancing and maybe a story or two. Please register for this event.  The Special Zoom link will be sent out the day before.  

 

Belmont Hills Library

December 31, 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
120 Mary Waters Ford Road, Bala Cynwyd  

 

This is an ONLINE event! Welcome in 2022 with a New Year story and song with Miss Gwen.  Take-home project kits (including a prize and a treat) will be available from Monday, 12/17 through Thursday, 12/30. (There will be 75 bags, so first come, first served, but kits are not needed to participate–just wear a fun hat and use a noisemaker!).  

 

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Arnold’s Family Fun Center

December 31, 12 – 5 pm
2200 West Drive, Oaks  

 

Unlimited Jr. Go-Karts, Bounce, Kiddie Rides, and Arcade Play with a kid-friendly buffet. What else could you want to celebrate the New Year? Children must be under 54” tall to purchase this $40 package. Recommended for ages 3-9.  

 

Bowlero NYE Family Package

December 31 and January 1
575 Conchester Highway, Boothwyn  

 

Come in for 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoes included, and enjoy items from their signature menu to celebrate the New Year. $23.99 per person for this family-friendly package.  

 

Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular

100 Station Ave, Oaks
4:30 pm — 9 pm

 

If your little ones aren’t fans of fireworks, Tinseltown is a great place to see beautiful lights without the loud noise! It’s a newer tradition in the Philadelphia area, but you won’t be disappointed by the ornate walk-through display of light sculptures which include reconstructions of local Philly landmarks. On New Year’s Even their tickets are 50% off AND they’re having dance parties, and hourly “ball drops”, fortune telling, and more!  

 

New Year’s Weekend in West Chester

December 31, 5 pm – January 1, 9 pm
Downtown West Chester, PA  

 

Stroll through the magically transformed streets of West Chester’s historic borough. Shop, dine, and mingle at the many stores and restaurants that give this town its classic holiday charm.    

 

 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Sesame Place

December 31, 6 pm
100 Sesame Road, Langhorne  

 

Join the Sesame Place cast of characters for a fireworks extravaganza. Fireworks begin at 6 pm immediately after the Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade.  

 

Midnight 2021 in the Square

December 31, 7:30 pm – January 1, 1 am
State & Union Streets between Cypress and State, Kennett Square

 

Bring a non-perishable food item for admission to this family-friendly event in downtown Kennett Square. Food, music, dancing, and a laser-light show precede the 9th annual Mushroom Drop at midnight. Not to be missed!  

 

 

Run With Jack New Year’s 5K

January 1, 10:30 am
Coopertown Elementary, 800 Coopertown Road, Bryn Mawr  

 

Start the New Year off with a 5K, 1 Mile Walk, or Kids 50 Yard Dash to raise awareness and support for those suffering from Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC). All proceeds go to the Arthrogryposis Support Group.    

 

Main Line Parent contributing writer.

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