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WHERE TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR

With Christmas just a week away,  I know it’s hard to think about the next holiday around the corner. However, I wanted to make sure this weeks resource Wednesday post got information out to families about family friendly News Years Eve events. Many of the local events sell out quickly, so I wanted to give you plenty of time to plan and register in advanced. 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


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ANNMARIE’S GARDEN IN LIGHTS
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Details: Celebrate the final evening of 2019 Annmarie’s gardens in lights show. All day long they will have family board game event and a mid-night lights show.
Cost: $6/ages 5 and up, free for 4 and under
EVENT LINK

CALVERT LIB.jpgCOUNT DOWN TO NEW YEAR- CALVERT LIBRARY 

Date: Dec 31, 2019

Time: 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Details: Ring in the New Year at your local library. This family friendly party will end with a big countdown to 12 o’clock noon with an apple juice toast. Three branches hosting include: Prince Frederick, Southern and Twin Branch.

Cost: FREE

Event Link

IMAGINARIUM.jpgGLOW PARTY- IMAGINARIUM INDOOR PLAY SPACE
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: TBA
Details: Coming soon
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ST MARY LIB.pngHAPPY NEW YEAR- ST MARYS LIBRARY 

Date: Dec 31, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Details: All the fun of a new year’s party for our young friends with early bed times! Ring in a happy NOON year with songs crafts and activities and an exciting countdown. Celebration will take place at Charlotte Hall, Leonardtown and Lexington Park Branches. Be sure to register!

Cost: FREE

Event Link 

 

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HAPPY NOON YEARS EVE- CHARLES LIBRARY POTOMAC BRANCH

Date: Dec 31, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Details: Preschoolers can come celebrate the new year with this awesome kid-friendly event. Join us for crafts, games and a countdown to a balloon drop at noon.

Cost: FREE

EVENT LINK

 

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NOON YEARS EVE PARTY- MY GYM WALDORF
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Details: Celebrate the New Year as a family with balloon drop, juice toast, treats & more!
Cost: Lifetime Members $22/Non Members Welcome $24/Sibling Discounts- This event always sells out, be sure to register early!
EVENT LINK

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NOON YEARS EVE PARTY- MY GYM ST MARY’S
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM (3 and Under)  & 11:00 AM (All Ages)
Details: Celebrate the New Year as a family with balloon drop, juice toast, treats & more!
Cost: Lifetime Members $12/Non Members Welcome $15/Sibling Discounts- This event always sells out, be sure to register early!
EVENT LINK

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NEW YEARS EXTRAVAGANZA- SCARY STROKES
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM (Early Celebration for Kids) & 10:00 PM  (Late Celebration)
Details: Looking for a fun, safe, and different place to ring in 2020? Then reserve your spot at Scary Strokes today and celebrate the New Year with us on Tuesday 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 session 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 and included amenities:
* Unlimited Scary Strokes Mini-Golf
* Unlimited soft drinks
* Food Buffet including Pizza, Hot Dogs, and other favorites
* $5 Power Arcade Card
* Party Favors
Cost:  Only $20 Adults/$15 Youth 15 and under/FREE ages 4 and under! 

EVENT LINK

NOON YEAR PUMP IT UP.jpgNOON YEARS EVE COUNT DOWN – PUMP IT UP
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM & 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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!
EVENT LINK


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ANNAPOLIS NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION
Date: Sunday, December 31, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM- 5:15 PM
Location: Bates Athletic Complex, Annapolis
Details: Face painting, obstacle course, moon bounce, live music and more.  Family Friendly event with Fireworks around 5:15 PM
Cost: FREE
EVENT LINK

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FAMILY NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION
Date: December 31, 2019 & January 1, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Location: Six Flags America
Details: Make this New Year’s Eve a night to remember at Adventure Park USA. Bring your friends and loved one out for an evening filled with family-friendly fun. Festivities begin at 9 PM and last until 12:30 AM. Massive balloon drop at midnight! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today.
EVENT LINK

first night.pngFIRST NIGHT ALEXANDRIA CELEBRATION
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM- 12:30 AM
Location: Old Town Alexandria/MGM National Harbor
Details: First Night Alexandria is a celebration of the new year through the performing arts. Retail stores, churches, museums and public buildings are turned into performance venues to showcase incredible local and regional talent. Recent performers at First Night Alexandria include a Grammy-nominated rock and roll guitarist, traditional jazz, country bands and a rising pop star as well as face painters and magicians for children. And this year you can expect even more with a pop-up comedy show featuring some of the DMV’s best!
Cost: $30 Per person/ Children under 12 and active military are free
EVENT LINK

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MIDNIGHT NOON
Date: December 31, 2019
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)
EVENT LINK

kings dominion.pngNEW YEARS EVE – AT WINTERFEST
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Location: Kings Dominion- Doswell, VA
Details: Surrounded by the shimmering lights and extravagant décor of WinterFest, Kings Dominion’s New Year’s Eve celebration features festive fun for all ages. Hands will be clapping and toes a-tapping to the beats of some of the region’s hottest bands. Bring your dancing shoes, because dance parties will carry on throughout the night. When the clock strikes midnight, we’ll kick off 2020 with a bang — the area’s most AMAZING fireworks show! What’s more, enjoy FREE party hats and horns while supplies last.
Cost: Admission
EVENT LINK

wish upon a star.jpgWISH UPON A STAR- NOONTIME NEW YEAR
Date: December 31, 2019
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
EVENT LINK

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FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOUR’S HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

The Playful Parent is a 501(c)(3) is not paid to endorse any of these businesses. All information provided is based on my own non-biased opinion to help families plan out their fun!

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