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Countdown 2 Noon at the Please Touch Museum

Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

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Family-Friendly New Year’s Celebrations
in Philadelphia for 2015/2016

Ring in 2016 with the whole family in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the perfect destination for families searching for kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Revelers of all ages can ring in 2016 with a “Countdown to Noon” at the Please Touch Museum, a special “Square Drop” at Franklin Square or party with the fishes at Adventure Aquarium before the explosive fireworks show at Penn’s Landing at 6 p.m.

Check out more of our top family-friendly celebrations, below.

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Philadelphia Orchestra New Year's Eve Concert

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Orchestra

Ring in the New Year with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Start your New Year’s Eve celebration with the Fabulous Philadelphians and say goodbye to 2015. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., so you’ll still be able to catch the 6 p.m. fireworks show beforehand.
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Toast with a Ghost at the Powel House

Philadelphia

For families with kids 13 and older, consider celebrating with past revelers at the historic Powel House during the sixth annual New Year’s Eve Ghost Tour on December 31. Take a candlelight tour of the Colonial-era home before enjoying a champagne (or sparkling cider) “Toast with a Ghost” Tours leave every hour from 7 to 11 p.m. and a portion of the proceeds benefit the PhilaLandmarks.
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Betsy’s Birthday Bash at the Betsy Ross House

Philadelphia
Betsy Ross House

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and Betsy’s 264th birthday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Betsy Ross House. Family-friendly crafts will be available, and attendees can also enjoy free cupcakes from the historic City Tavern.
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New Year's Carnival at Bucks County Children’s Museum

New Hope, Bucks County

The Bucks County Children’s Museum will also be counting down to noon with plenty of events to make sure your last day of 2015 is fun and exciting. The museum will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and guests can look forward to countdowns at both noon and 2 p.m.
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