Maybe it’s much too early in the game… Oh, but I thought I’d ask you just the same… What are you doing New Year’s? New Year’s Eve?

… with the kids?!?

Here’s a round-up of our favorite kid-friendly events happening in and around Baltimore this New Year’s Eve!

Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Baltimore

Noontime New Year at Port Discovery
10 AM – 5 PM | Port Discovery | Free with Paid Admission

Out with the old, in with the new! Celebrate the wonderful memories, fun .and adventures of 2018 – and the magical new things to come in 2019 – at the best New Year’s celebration for kids in Baltimore! Revelers small and tall are invited to join in festive celebrations to ring in 2019 at noon on Monday, December 31. MORE

Midnight Noon at the Maryland Science Center
10 AM – 2 PM | Maryland Science Center | Free with Paid Admission

Ring in the New Year at the Maryland Science Center! Join them for their annual New Year’s Eve celebration, Midnight Noon, where children can enjoy the ball drop before bedtime. There will be fun New Year’s festivities throughout the day, including a live concert by popular kids band Milkshake. Their Grammy-nominated tunes will keep you dancing throughout the day. The entire Science Center will be open and ready for you to explore. All activities are FREE with paid admission and completely free to members. MORE

Noon Year’s Eve Parties at Baltimore County Public Libraries
Times Vary Slightly | BCPL Branch Locations | FREE

Celebrate the new year (at noon!) at your favorite Baltimore County Public Library branch. Child-friendly crafts and music! Times vary slightly and some branches require advance registration. MORE

Noon Year’s Eve at Sweet Frog
11 AM – 12 PM | Sweet Frog Timonium | $15

Kids own New Year’s Eve Party – with a countdown to 12 noon!! Party includes drinks, snacks, kids cup yogurt, music and games. From 11am-12pm on New Year’s Eve, bring the kids in for a party of their own! They will dance, play games, eat snacks and pizza, have a yogurt and then celebrate with a countdown to noon! The countdown will include noisemakers! Fun for all ages! This is not a drop-off event. MORE

Noon Year’s Noon at Eco Adventures
11 AM – 1 PM  and 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM | Eco Adventures | $15

Five, four, three…two…the countdown is on for the New Year, so and bring it on in style at Eco Adventures. Bring out the whole family and join Eco Adventures for an unforgettable afternoon of fun and games. Enjoy crafts, animal interactions, feeding demonstrations, face painting, snacks, and more! MORE

Kid’s New Year’s Eve Party at Iron Rooster
6 PM – 8 PM | Iron Rooster Hunt Valley | $12.95 – $20.95

Celebrate the New Year in a joyous and kid friendly environment! Enjoy dinner, dancing with a family friendly DJ, celebratory toast and “mock-midnight” balloon drop. MORE

5th Annual Kiddie Scoop Ball (At The Charmery’s Ice Cream Factory)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | The Charmery’s Ice Cream Factory | FREE

The Charmery’s Kiddie Scoop Ball Drop continues traditions… but in a new way! For 5 years, The Charmery has been celebrating New Year’s Eve with their version of a ball drop but at 8pm – so that everyone in the family can party together! This year, they continue the tradition but in a new way. It will take place at The Charmery’s Ice Cream Factory at Union Collective, so there will be lots of space for all sorts of frivolity. That means giant monster shakes, a beer bar by UNION Craft Brewing, plus Heart n Dagger, Baltimore’s favorite Bon Jovi cover band will be pumping out the sweet tunes! Admission is free and they will be scooping all sorts of special New Year’s flavors! MORE

Family New Year’s Eve Package at Bowlero
Times Vary | Bowlero Timonium | $21.99/person

Bowlero’s Daytime Family Packages let you roll in the New Year early and get the kids to bed on time. Celebrate with 2 Hours of Unlimited Bowling, Champagne Toasts, Sparkling Cider & Soft Drinks, and more! MORE