New Year’s Eve With Kids Guide


My little guy and I are always excited for a party or balloon drop so when New Year’s Eve comes around, we’re ready to go! Honestly, my old-in-bed-by-9 pm but would prefer a “Noon Years Eve” party any day.

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Here are some of the best kid-friendly ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your little ones:

Noon Time New Year: Rock the Boat Morning Play Session
Port Discovery
December 31st, 11:30 am-12 pm
Members are free, Kids under 1 are free, and $21.95 for kids 1+ and adults

Noon Yards Eve
The Yards Park
December 31st, 10 am-1 pm
Cost: Free

Midnight Noon
Maryland Science Center
December 31st, 10 am-2 pm
Cost: Members are free, Kids under 3 are free, $20.95 for kids 3-12, $26.95 for adults

Midnight At 7: Fireworks + A Walk Through Symphony of Lights
Merriweather Symphony of Lights
December 31st, 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Cost: Kids under 3 are free, $15 for ages 3+

First Night Alexandria: Kids Celebrate!
GW Masonic Temple, Old Town Alexandria
December 31st, 12  pm-12 am
Cost: Kids under 2 are free, $10 ages 3-10, $20 ages 11-19, $50 ages 20-60, $30 ages 60+

New Years Eve Around the World
Children’s Science Center Lab
December 31st, starting at 10 am
Cost: $15 per person, children under 2 are free

Party in the living room
Who doesn’t love a middle-of-the-living-room celebration? Doesn’t matter what time you count down and celebrate if they can’t tell time yet! Blow up some balloons, capture them in pillowcases, and shake them free after you reach 3,2,1!

Happy New Year from all of us at DC Area Moms! Tag us in your pics as you celebrate New Year’s Eve with kids.


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