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Countdown 2 Noon at the Please Touch Museum

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Things to Do With Kids on New Year’s Eve
in Philadelphia for 2016/2017

Ring in 2017 with the whole family in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the perfect destination for families seeking all-ages New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Revelers small and tall can ring in 2017 with a “Countdown to Noon” at the Please Touch Museum, a special “Square Drop” at Franklin Square or a party with the fishes at the Adventure Aquarium before the explosive early evening fireworks show at Penn’s Landing (6 p.m.).

Below, find an array of celebratory options fit for the whole family to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year.

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New Year's Eve Fireworks at the Independence Seaport Museum

Maritime merriment abounds on New Year’s Eve when the Independence Seaport Museum stays open late for its annual family fireworks viewing party (5-7 p.m.) on its second-floor balcony. Offering a sparkling cider toast and panoramic views of the 6 p.m. fireworks, the event brings the perfect bash for the whole family.
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New Year's Eve Family Bash at North Bowl

How many strikes can you land before the clock strikes midnight? Bowl your way out of 2016 at North Bowl's New Year's Eve Family Bash. The ticketed, three-hour celebration (5-8 p.m.) includes food, face painting, balloon art, games, bowling and more.
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New Year’s Eve at Lo Spiedo

Lo Spiedo in the Philadelphia Navy Yard is crafting the ultimate New Year's Eve party with the little ones in mind, featuring a "mocktail bar" alongside a buffet designed for those of all ages. Games and other special activities will unfold throughout the evening (beginning at 6 p.m.) and a ball drop will go down at 8 p.m.
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