New Year’s Eve Parties for Families Around the Main Line
Ring in the new year around town with these early celebrations.
Hard to believe the year is already coming to an end, but it’s time to say goodbye to 2019 and welcome the New Year! Even if your kids are too little to stay up til midnight, there are lots of ways to celebrate early in the day. Here are our picks for the suburbs.
Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
10 am — 1 pm
Spend your morning rocking out at Ardmore Music Hall with Alex and The Kaleidoscope as they ring in the New Year with their unique and positive sound. There will be a bar for the grownups, face painting, balloon art, crafts, a photobooth, and more. And of course, at noon, there will be a festive balloon drop!
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
10 am — 12:30 pm
Wear something white and celebrate with Lulu’s! Plus face painting, photobooth, and fun! There will also be pizza and refreshments for the kids (plus mimosas for the parents). Email email@example.com to register.
4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
9 am—3 pm
A ball drop celebration at noon with music, bubbles, favors, and fun for all the kiddos that won’t make it until midnight!
100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
Park opens at 1 pm; fireworks at 6:25 pm
After a day of playing at the park and the 6 pm Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade, you can rock out with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count, as the music of Sesame Street fills the air and the sky lights up with fireworks—all part of the “C… is for Celebrate!” fireworks extravaganza.
611 Park Way, Broomall
11 am — 1 pm
Kids will enjoy a DJ dance party, inflatables, face painting, and a climb up Marple Mountain. And when it’s noon, there’s a massive balloon drop to welcome 2020.
500 W. Germantown Pike
Opens at 10 am; balloon drop at noon
Grab a complimentary noisemaker and bring in the new year with a glass of sparkling apple cider and a balloon drop. Celebrate with mascots in the build challenge arena for a group dance party!
Noon– 5 pm
100 Station Ave., Phoenixville
Celebrate the New Year with the live close-up magic of Sam Sandler and a balloon drop at 4 pm. The party also includes a pizza buffet, goodie bag, moonbounces, 1000 play points for the arcade, rides, and more.
130 W. Main St., Collegeville
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, and 1–3 pm
Bounce U’s countdown to noon (and later party timeslot) includes bouncing, noon balloon drop, a special New Year’s party favor, and a sweet treat. Pre-register online.
3015 W. Germantown Pike, Fairview Village
11 am – noon
Kids will practice yoga, create a New Year’s themed community service craft, and enjoy a healthy snack, all culminating in a countdown to noon. Great for kids ages 4 to 9 (or any child who won’t be able to stay up till 12 midnight)—parents do not need to stay.
250 Plaza Drive, Providence Town Center, Collegeville
11 am–1 pm
Kids can rock out to all the 2019 hits while getting their hair, makeup, and nails done! Plus, treats and a huge balloon drop!
2228 Haverford Road, Ardmore
7— 10 pm
Reserve a lane and get three hours of unlimited bowling, disco lights, a DJ playing music, pizza and refreshments. Then, do an early New Year’s countdown with party favors and other prizes! Call 610-642-7512 to reserve your lane.
Lower Merion Libraries’ Noon Year’s Eve Parties
Three libraries in Lower Merion are having early family parties for little ones, with crafts and celebration. Belmont Hills Library is having a party with scrafts, snacks, and a countdown starting at 11 am. Ludington Library is doing a noon countdown with crafts, music, and dancing starting at 11 am, and then a noon countdown. And Penn Wynne Library is doing a “Noon Year’s Eve Ball Drop” in front of the library at noon, with kids’ activities inside starting at 11 am.
Looking for more? Here’s how Philly is celebrating NYE!
Photograph by Laura Swartz.