Top Picks for This Weekend
Fireworks light up the sky over the Delaware River at 6pm and 12midnight on New Year's Eve, with plenty of fun set around them. Get the party started with kazoos and a sparking-cider toast during New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Philly’s Independence Seaport Museum. Or score a front-row seat to the spectacle by watching it right on the water aboard the Battleship New Jersey in Camden.
Take a break from the Mummers Parade down Philly’s Broad St. for a FREE indoor New Year's Day Celebration at the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza, complete with face painting, jugglers, live music, balloon art, a hot-chocolate lounge and several kid-friendly performers.
Whether you've got a resolution to stay active or spend more time with the family, FREE First Day Hikes at Delaware parks Sun. are a great start. Get moving in Wilmington at Alapocas Run State Park’s trek along the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail or on Bellevue State Park’s stroller-friendly, mostly paved trails. Families can hike where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Delaware Bay at Lewes’ Cape Hanlopen State Park. Felton’s Killens Pond State Park has panoramic views, while Bear’s Lums Pond State Park offers easy trails and animal sightings. In Laurel, spot a variety of crops along the way at Trap Pond State Park.
More Local Events the Kids Will Love
Macy's Family Fun Day & Kwanzaa Celebration at Philly's African American Museum in Philadelphia, Fri.
New Year's Eve Splash at Camden, NJ's Adventure Aquarium, Sat.
Noon Year's Eve at Wilmington, DE's Brandywine Zoo, Sat.
New Year's Eve Carnival at New Hope, PA's Bucks County Children's Museum, Sat.
New Year's Rockin' Noon at Wilmington, DE's Delaware Children's Museum, Sat.
FREE New Year's Eve Kids' Kazoo Parade on Collingswood, NJ's Haddon Ave., Sat.
FREE First Night Haddonfield on Haddonfield, NJ's Kings Hwy., Sat.
Countdown2Noon at Philly's Please Touch Museum, Sat.
FREE Food Trucks and Fireworks at Tuckerton, NJ's Tuckerton Seaport, Sun.