The Playful Parent

WHERE TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR FAMILY STYLE: PLAYFUL PARENT GUIDE

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!


SOUTHERN MARYLAND EVENTS


Annemarie Sculpture Garden In Lights
Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Details: Celebrate the final evening of 2017 Annmarie’s gardens in lights show.
Cost: $6/ages 5 and up, free for 4 and under
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New Year Party- MY GYM 
Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Details: 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!
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New Years Eve Extravaganza- Scary Strokes
Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Details: Looking for a fun, safe, and different place to ring in 2018? Then reserve your spot at Scary Strokes today and celebrate the New Year with us on Sunday December 31st! We will have two time slots available to choose from to ring in the new year, both with their own New Years clock countdown on our in-house Music Video Television station “Tomb TV”. Our first will be from 6pm-9pm with us celebrating the “New Year” at 8pm and then again from 10pm-1am with us ringing in the New Year at 12am. Both event times will offer the following activities included:  Unlimited Mini-Golf
, Food Buffet including Pizza, Hot Dogs, and other favorites, Party Favors, Dance Floor,  “Midnight Toast” w/Sparkling Cider, Various games and Scary Strokes giveaways throughout the evening.
Cost:  Only $20 Adults/$15 Youth 15 and under/FREE ages 4 and under! 

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New Year Party Jump- Pump It Up
Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM/3:00-
Details: Jump into the New Year with your kids having a jumping good time at Pump It Up! Experience a party that they will never forget complete with a Balloon Drop for a chance to win a Free Party! Plus, the entire family can enjoy 2 slices of pizza and a beverage in our decorated party rooms! Paid Admission includes party hats and celebration goodies to help ring in the new year! Prepaid reservations are strongly suggested so reserve your spot today! New Year’s Eve Jump Session 1- 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Countdown at 1:00 PM. Cost for children: $12.95 per child (Ages 2-17) Adults are welcome to purchase the pizza meal for $5 per person which will also include a New Year’s noisemaker! Everyone must have a signed waiver and socks to play! Don’t forget your cameras to capture this memorable New Year’s Event!
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BEYOND


Annapolis New Year’s Eve Celebration 
Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Location: Fields behind Maryland Hall and Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis
Details: 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
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Downtown 31- New Years Eve in Fredericksburg
Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Main Stage, Riverfront Park, 600 Sophia Street, Fredericksburg, VA
Details: 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
EVENT LINK

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration 
Date: December 31, 2017 & January 1, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Location: Six Flags America
Details: Celebrate 2018 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!  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
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First Nights Alexandria New Year Celebration
Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 2:00PM- 12:30 AM
Location: Old Town Alexandria/MGM National Harbor
Details: 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
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Midnight Noon 
Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Maryland Science Center, Baltimore
Details: 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)
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Midnight at 7 
Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Location: Symphony of Lights, Columbia
Details: Ring in the New Year with an exciting fireworks display at 7pm. Walk through the Symphony of Lights, entertainment, music, food vendors, party favors, fire works and more.
Cost: $15 Pre-Order/$20 Day of/Ages 4 and under FREE
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Noontime New Year: Snow Ball 
Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore
Details: Games, crafts, a New Year’s toast with milk and cookies and more. Costumes welcome.
Cost: $15.95 for ages 2 and over/ 2 and under FREE
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NOON Year’s Party
Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Location: Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
Details: NOON Year’s Eve Party for members only in the Harms Gallery! Make a party hat, New Year’s wish ornament, and join the dance party with Bubbles the otter. Toast in the New Year with sparkling ginger ale and fishy snacks when the ball drops at high noon. The museum is closed to the public
Cost: FREE for members of all ages!
Information: calvertmarinemuseum.com

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!