Did you know that there are some pretty awesome family-friendly New Year’s Eve Events right here in Maryland/DC/Virginia area? The following is a listed to help you plan the best way to celebration the New Year so that you can still get kids in bed before bedtime!

Annapolis New Year’s Eve Celebration 
Date: December 31, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Location: Fields behind Maryland Hall and Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis
Description: Face painting, obstacle course, moon bounce, live music and more. Fireworks at 5:30 and midnight. Family activities from 3-6pm; adult activities from 8-midnight.
Cost: FREE
Information: annapolis.gov

Countdown to Noon Year 
Date: December 31, 2016
Time: 11:15am-12:15pm
Location: Calvert Library Southern Branch, Solomons
Description: Ring in 2017 with stories, crafts and more. It’ll all end with a big countdown to 12 o’clock- noon, that is- and an apple juice toast.
Cost: FREE
Information: calvertlibrary.info

Date: 12/31/2016
Time: 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Main Stage, Riverfront Park, 600 Sophia Street, Fredericksburg, VA
Description: You are invited for our early countdown to 9:00pm. When the clock strikes 9 we will drop thousands of Ping Pong Balls in Riverfront Park! Keep your collectible ping pong ball and see if you were one of our lucky winners! 100 winning balls will receive prize giveaways. There will be featured performers, Bounce Castle, Children’s Games, Snow Maze, Burning Regrets and
Snowball Fights.
Cost: FREE
More Information: http://downtown31.com/

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration 
Date: December 31, 2016 & January 1, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Location: Six Flags America
Description: Celebrate 2017 at Six Flags America! Start your new year off right with tons of fun. Make a resolution to be adventurous, daring and live life to the fullest! Be one of the first to ride our roller coasters in 2017. Come early and plan to ride 17 exciting rides! Then check out our live shows, grab a s’mores kit and warm up around a real firepit all while keeping warm with a delicious hot chocolate!
Cost: $15-30, See website for discounts, specials and schedule
Information: adventureparkusa.com

First Nights Alexandria New Year Celebration
Date: December 31, 2016
Time: 2:00PM- 12:30 AM
Location: Old Town Alexandria
Description: First Night Alexandria is a family oriented, non-alcohol New Year’s Eve celebration held on December 31 at dozens of venues throughout historic Old Town Alexandria. This year’s celebration will include more than 150 live performances at 28 venues, the Annual Fun Hunt, plus children’s entertainment and interactive games, and a spectacular midnight finale with fireworks over the Potomac River. The fireworks are back this year! Best viewing is anywhere along the Potomac River. The barge will be off shore at the end of King Street.
Cost: $30 Per person/ Children under 12 and active military are free
Information: https://www.firstnightalexandria.org/

Midnight Noon 
Date: December 31, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Maryland Science Center, Baltimore
Description: Make noise-makers and party favors, listen to the popular kids band Milkshake at 11:30am, and watch the ball drop and more.
Cost: Free with admission ($14-16)
Information: mdsci.org/event/midnight-noon

Midnight at 7 
Date: December 31, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Location: Symphony of Lights, Columbia
Description: Ring in the New Year with an exciting fireworks display at 7pm. Walk through the Symphony of Lights, entertainment, music, food vendors, party favors and more.
Cost: $15; ages 4 and under, free
Information: hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital/ways_give/howard_hospital_foundation/foundation_events/symphony_of_lights/index.html

MY GYM New Year Party
Date: December 31, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM
Description: Celebrate the New Year as a family with balloon drop, juice toast, treats & more!
Cost: Lifetime Members $18/Non Members Welcome $20- This event always sells out, be sure to register early!
More Information: http://www.mygym.com/waldorf

Noontime New Year: Snow Ball 
Date: December 31, 2016
Time: 9:30am-5pm
Location: Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore
Description: Games, crafts, a New Year’s toast with milk and cookies and more. Costumes welcome.
Cost: $14.95
Information: portdiscovery.org

NOON Year’s Party
Date: December 31, 2016
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Location: Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
Description: Make a party hat, New Year’s Wish Ornament, hear a special story and join the dance party with Bubbles. Toast in the NOON Year with sparkling ginger ale and fishy snacks.
Cost: $2 per child with museum admission
Information: calvertmarinemuseum.com