What are you doing New Year’s Eve … with the kids? Whether you’re planning a noon-time ball drop adventure with littles or are hitting the kiddie scoop ball, there’s a celebration for everyone!


New Year’s Noon Parties at Baltimore County Public Library Branches
December 31 | Times Vary | Branches Vary

 5-4-3-2-1! We count down to noon at this rockin’ child-friendly version of New Year’s Eve. Dancing, crafts and plenty of fun for all.  Check out their website to see participating branches and start times. MORE

Noon Time New Year’s Celebration: Wish Upon a Star
December 31 | 10 AM – 5 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Countdown to New Years at Noon at this family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration! Countdown to 2020 with a celebration including a magical noontime countdown, a juice and cookie toast, festive tunes, and more.  Discover the empowering influence of wishes, and make wishes of your own on a brand new wishing star! Join Mr. Jupiter, DJ Jampire, and Cory to help Hazel believe again in the power of wishes before the clock strikes noon! The Wishing Star Circus Show begins at 11:30 AM in the Atrium. MORE

Midnight Noon
December 31 | 10 AM – 2 PM | Maryland Science Center

Celebrate the ball drop before bedtime at the Maryland Science Center at Midnight Noon. Join in the festivities before we rock in the New Year to the tunes of the popular kids band, Milkshake. 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

Countdown to Noon at the Waverly Y
December 31 | 10:30 AM | Y of Central Maryland, Waverly

Wondering whether you or the kiddos will make it to midnight this New Year’s Eve? Come ring in the new year with the Y of Central Maryland and countdown to noon! Activities will include a moonbounce, craft, music, photo station and more! FREE! Open to members at the community. MORE

Daytime Bowling Party at Bowlero
December 31 | Book a Time | Bowlero Timonium

Have littles with early bedtimes? Ring in the New Year early with a daytime party package at Bowlero available until 10pm on December 31st and January 1st. Featuring 2 Hours of Unlimited Bowling (shoes included), arcade cards, their signature menu, a champagne or sparkling cider toast, giveaways & more! MORE

Noon Year’s Eve Party at sweetFrog Timonium
December 31 | 11 AM – 12 PM | sweetFrog Timonium

Hop in with the little froggers for their own New Year’s Eve celebration as the kids count down to 12:00 noon. MORE

EcoAdventures New Year’s Noon: Mission Blast Off!
December 31 | 11 AM & 2 PM | EcoAdventures

Calling all Earthlings! Head to EcoAdventures and become a top secret Eco-Investigative agent to celebrate the new year! Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to separate fact from fiction and determine whether there are aliens living among us! EcoAdventure agents will also teach young earthlings how to take care of Mother Earth by making a vow on how you can help our planet in 2020. MORE

Family Fiesta at Little Havana
December 31 | 12 PM – 4 PM | Little Havana

Join Little Havana for a family-friendly NYE fiesta on Tuesday December 31 from noon to 4pm. Kids will enjoy all access to our new private rooms, an epic dance party with DJ Pandora, noise makers, NYE party gear, a kid-frendly buffet, s’mores over the fire pits, a ball drop and “apple juice” toast at 2pm. MORE

Family New Year’s Eve Bash
December 31 | 4:30 PM | The Thinkery

Whether you had a great or not-so-great 2019, your kids need to give it a proper good-bye just like you will later in the evening (if you don’t fall asleep first). And it’s always fun to say hello to the promise of another year! The Thinkery is hosting a special family event this New Year’s Eve. Stop by anytime after 4:30pm. They’ll do a countdown at 6pm! They’ll have sensory stations set up throughout the studio and individual projects for all ages . Tickets are just $5 per person over the age of 2. MORE

Midnight at 7 at Symphony of Lights
December 31 | 5 PM – 7:30 PM | Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Head to the Symphony of Lights to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the entire family! The event will feature food, activities, music, and fireworks at 7 PM, as well as the last chance to walk through the Symphony of Lights course. MORE

NYE at Johnny’s
December 31 | 4:30 PM – 6 PM | Johnny’s

Ring in the new year with several special dishes for the occasion available in addition to Johnny’s full à la carte menu. Bring your children early to celebrate with a Kiddie Toast at 6PM! MORE

6th Annual Kiddie Scoop Ball
December 31 | 8 PM | The Charmery’s Ice Cream Factory

The Charmery’s Kiddie Scoop Ball Drop Continues Tradition! For the sixth year, The Charmery celebrates New Year’s Eve with a ball drop but at 8:30pm – so that everyone in the family can party together! Once again, they will host the event as a full blown party at The Charmery’s Ice Cream Factory at Union Collective, so there is tons of space for all sorts of frivolity. That means giant monster shakes, a beer bar by UNION Craft Brewing, magic in the air, plus DJ Sir Scoops-A-Lot spinning killer tunes to bring in the New Year!  Admission is free and they will be scooping all sorts of special New Year’s flavors! MORE

New Year’s Eve at Adventure Park USA
December 31 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Adventure Park USA

Make this New Year’s Eve a night to remember at Adventure Park USA. Bring your friends and loved ones 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!  Your ticket includes: Unlimited attractions, Arcade Games, DJ, Meal Voucher, Prizes and Giveaways. MORE


Looking for more holiday fun? Check out our 2019 Charmed Holidays guide!

Charmed Holidays 2019