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9 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve With Kids in Baltimore

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Noontime New Year Photo Courtesy of Port Discovery Children's Museum Noontime New Year Photo Courtesy of Port Discovery Children's Museum

It's time to ring in the New Year and what better way to do that than with family! Grab your party hats and noisemakers and get ready to toast in 2019 family style! There are plenty of celebrations happening pre-midnight so the kids (and the parents!) don't have to stay up past bedtime. We've gathered up our family-friendly top picks for New Year's Eve festivities in the greater Baltimore area!

1     Port Discovery Children's Museum's Noontime New Year’s Celebration 
Enjoy a festive day of play inside a Winter Snow Ball Wonderland! Dance the day away at the indoor dance party. Watch special performances from The Kolander's, Eric Energy, The Kindersinger, a fairy dancer and more. Ring in 2019 early with a juice and cookie toast and Port Discovery's famous Noontime Countdown featuring confetti and a balloon drop. Click HERE for more information and activity schedule. Can't get enough of the family fun at Port Discovery? Save up to 28% off a Port Discovery Family Membership with this special CertifiKID deal. 

Noontime New Year at Port Discovery Children's Museum
Noontime New Year Photo Courtesy of Port Discovery

2     Medieval Times Family NYE, Arundel Mills Mall
Celebrate the new year medieval style with a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family featuring a thrilling jousting tournament and a four-course meal fit for royalty. This special NYE event also includes FREE knight training (limited availability), action poster, activity book, and Queen story time. Click HERE for more information.  

3     Adventure Park USA New Year's Eve Party in Monrovia, MD
Looking for an active way to welcome in the New Year? Experience Adventure Park's indoor attractions with laser tag, ropes course, rock wall, video games, and more! Besides all the attractions, there will be dancing, music, finger foods and beverages (non-alcoholic) to add to the fun mix. The party starts at 9 p.m. so it's perfect for older kids. If you are interested hanging in stopping by Adventure park at other times, save with CertifiKID's Fun Birthday Package or Fun Pass Package.

4     Maryland Science Center’s Midnight Noon
Join in on this annual celebration where kids can enjoy the ball drop well before bedtime. There will be fun New Year’s festivities throughout the day, including a live concert by popular kids band, Milkshake. In addition to the NYE fun, the entire Museum will be open for families to explore. All activities are free with paid admission. Click HERE for more information.

Maryland Science Center Midnight Moon
Midnight Moon Photo Courtesy of Maryland Science Center

5     City of Annapolis New Year’s Eve Celebration
Usher in 2019 with a kid-friendly celebration during the day featuring a craft station, an obstacle course, moon bounces, slides and live music. Kid-friendly activities take place from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. and wrap up with a 5:30 p.m. fireworks display. Evening festivities start at 8 p.m. at Susan Campbell Park at City Dock and end with midnight fireworks. Can't make it to midnight? Consider capping off your NYE fun by swinging by Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park on your way home! 

6     Lights on the Bay, 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis
Finish off the holiday season with a visit through Sandy Point State Park's 2-mile scenic drive with more than 70 spectacular animated stationary displays. The magical wonderland will be the perfect send-off for 2018. 

7     Eco Adventures New Year's Noon, 216 Najoles Rd, Millersville
Where are our animal lovers? You don't want to miss Eco Adventures New Year's Noon, an unforgettable afternoon filled with animal interactions, feeding demonstrations, fun and games and party favors as you watch the ball drop into their crocodile pond! Choose from two celebrations, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1:45 - 3:45 p.m. Did you know you can have Eco Adventures (Winner of the Best Party/Special Occasion Venue) come to you for your next birthday or special event party? Check out this CertifiKID deal to save on an Eco Adventures party that comes to you!

Eco Adventures New Year's Noon
Photo Courtesy of Eco Adventures

8    New Year's Noon Parties at Baltimore County Public Library Branches
Ring in the new year at noon with games, storytime, crafts and more. Check HERE for times and participating branches.

9    Kiddie Scoop Ball Drop, The Charmery's Ice Cream Factory at the Union Collective,  1700 W 41st St, Baltimore 
Join The Charmery at their newly opened Ice Cream Factory location from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for a delicious way to celebrate the new year before midnight as a family! Featuring a cover band Heart and Dagger (Bon Jovi cover band), Union Craft Brewing and a unique twist on their monster shake! For more information click HERE

The Charmery
New Year's Eve Scoop Ball Drop, Photo Courtesy of The Charmery

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