Looking for kid-friendly New Year’s Eve fun? Check out our round-up of events around town and virtual fun — plus some fun ideas for at-home celebrating!

Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Baltimore

Midnight Noon (In-Person and Virtual)
December 31 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Maryland Science Center

Everyone’s favorite ball drop before bedtime is back again! Join the Maryland Science Center for Midnight Noon, brought to you by Domino Sugar. Make a sound shaker, play some party games, and boogie down to a virtual performance by Milkshake! Bye bye, 2020! Attendance is limited. Tickets should be reserved in advance. Check out their website for all the details. MORE

Noontime New Year
December 31 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Countdown to New Years at Noon at this family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration! Join Port Discovery for a safe, fun and bedtime-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration that will have kiddos and parents smiling and enjoying a well-deserved day of play, fun, and time together as we say goodbye to 2020 (woohoo!) and hello to a new year! MORE

Noon Year’s Eve Party with Snapology
December 31 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Snapology Discovery Center

Snapology of Towson is hosting a party and countdown to the new year at noon! Pizza lunch will be provided. Don’t forget to wear socks & masks! MORE

Noon Year’s Eve at the B&O
December 31 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
B&O Railroad Museum

Don’t miss Noon Year’s Eve at the B&O, where your little ones can bring in the New Year well before bedtime! This kid-focused daytime New Year’s Eve celebration features fun festivities including New Year’s Resolution writing and party hat making stations. Then, join us for a countdown to 12 Noon, when they’ll give an early welcome to the New Year with celebratory confetti and streamers, and of course, a ball drop! FREE for members of the museum. MORE

Midnight at 6: Fireworks + A Walk Through Symphony of Lights
December 31 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the entire family at the Symphony of Lights + a final walk through their light displays! Fireworks begin at 6 PM. Entry is at 10 minute intervals. Tickets are $15 per person or $50 for a family of 4. Children 3 and under are free. Families are encouraged you to bring your own chairs so you can set up along the walking course at a safe distance from each group. MORE

Virtual Family New Year’s Eve Celebrations

VIRTUAL | Noon Year’s Eve Party with Enoch Pratt
December 31 | 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Celebrate the new year with a performance by bubble magician Meadow Perry and a countdown to noon! MORE

VIRTUAL | Noon Year’s Eve Kids’ Celebration with BCPL
December 31 | 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

Help Baltimore County Public Library say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021! Participants will make crafts, read stories, sing songs and ring in the new year at noon. Pick up a special Noon Year’s Eve Take-Home Craft Kit from any of their open branches starting Saturday, December 26. Registering for the program does not reserve you a kit. Kits must be picked up during curbside pickup and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. MORE

VIRTUAL | Virtual Noon Years Eve with Eric Energy
December 31 | 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hosted by Eric Energy

Get 2021 started with something SPECTACULAR!!! Join Eric Energy on Dec. 31 at 11:30am for a free virtual New Years family party. They will have a noon countdown to welcome in the new year, PLUS amazing visual science experiments and a dance party to celebrate. Everyone gets a front row seat to the fun. Register for your free tickets! MORE

VIRTUAL | DJ Squirm-a-Lot’s New Years Bash Party
December 31 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hosted by Story Pirates

Join DJ Squirm-a-Lot and the Story Pirates Podcast Hosts for a big New Years bash on the December 31st! Only one party pass per family is needed. MORE

VIRTUAL | Kiddie Scoop Virtual Ball Drop
December 31 | 7:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Hosted by The Charmery

Every year, The Charmery throws the Kiddie Scoop Ball Drop for those that want to celebrate the incoming year only…a little bit earlier! This year they are keep that tradition alive with a short live stream starting on Facebook at 7:45pm through the ball drop at 8pm. They will be broadcasting live from The Charmery Ice Cream Factory! There will be a Charmery dance party and all around happiness through ice cream vibes. MORE

VIRTUAL | Havre de Grace New Year’s Quackin’ Eve!
December 31 | 8:00 pm
Hosted by Visit Harford

Quack in the New Year with Havre de Grace for an evening of Traditions, Live Music and Great food….. and Fireworks! Live broadcast brought to you by The State Theater and Whgm Gold starts at 8pm Live from the State Theater with the music of Soul Trip and Hamilton Four. The party begins at 8pm…virtually speaking. MORE

Other Fun Ideas for Celebrating at Home

Order a Balloon Bouquet from Sentimental Fools

Sentimental Fools is “popping” up to help you ring in 2021! They have balloon garlands to help spruce up your stay home celebration (complete with confetti to celebrate the end of this horrible year). Garlands are $60 and will be delivered on New Year’s Eve Eve (12/30) or New Year’s Eve morning (12/31). Email is to reserve tours today! Thefools@sentimentalfools.net. MORE

Get a Boom Pop Fizz Box from The Corner Pantry (Great for Date Night In!)

NYE plans? The Corner Pantry’s Boom Pop Fizz boxes are a fun way to ring in the start of 2021. Each box includes two confetti wands for midnight {BOOM}, a dozen Devils on Horseback (bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with gorgonzola) {POP}, one pack of rosemary shortbread, sharp cheddar cheese, and a bottle of @cane_collective cranberry fizz mixer {FIZZ}. MORE

Have Stuffed Pancakes For Dinner with a DIY Kit from Miss Shirley’s

Miss Shirley’s Make-At-Home Pancake Packages are not available! , including Cinnamon Danish Pancakes, Fresh Fruit Pancakes & Deluxe Chocolate Pancakes! Each package comes with all of the ingredients and instructions you need to whip up Shirley’s Signature Pancakes. MORE

Try a New Pasta with Orto’s Pasta Club

Try a new pasta from Orto! Choose a dish from their pasta club — it comes with your ingredients and instructions for making at home. Handmade ricotta ravioli, short rib ragu, and butternut squash agnolotti are all options on the NYE menu. Don’t forget to add Tiramisu and a bottle of bubbly for the adults. MORE