Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Around the Main Line
From concerts to fireworks to family-friendly festivities, ring in 2019 at one of these fun events.
Ardmore Music Hall once again hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration for the family, with a live performance from Alex and the Kaleidoscope, face painting, arts, crafts and a countdown to noon.
23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore.
For little ones who can’t stay awake until midnight, but still want to ring in 2019, the Please Touch Museum hosts Countdown 2 Noon from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visitors can decorate confetti bags and enjoy a performance from the Avalon String Band. There will be ball drops at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia.
For the sixth year in a row, Lulu’s Casita hosts its White Fiesta Countdown, featuring a performance from the Philly Madbeatz drum line, face painting, photo booth, an apple juice toast for kids and complimentary mimosas for adults.
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore.
From 3-8 p.m., Franklin Square will host the final night of its holiday festival, complete with music, crafts and a ball drop at 6 p.m.
200 N. 6th St., Philadelphia.
A long-standing Kennett Square tradition, the Mushroom Capital will drop a giant lighted fungus when the clock strikes midnight. Families can come early to see the mushroom ascend, starting at 8:45 p.m.
Downtown Kennett Square.
Longwood Gardens will stay open until 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, so visitors can explore A Longwood Christmas, complete with carolers, polka and more.
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.
The borough of Media hosts its annual New Year’s Eve celebration on State and Jackson streets, complete with live music from Philly Gumbo starting at 11 p.m. and a ball drop at midnight. Festivities continue through 1 a.m.
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., families can gather at the Franklin Institute to celebrate the new year. Festivities include live science shows, magic milk firework experiments, making noisemakers and a ball pit “explosion” at noon.
222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia
Get a front row seat to SugarHouse’s fireworks display at the Blue Cross RiverRink, which is hosting two parties on New Year’s Eve—one from 5-8 p.m. and another from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Visitors can expect food from the Garces Group and Chickie’s & Pete’s, ice skating and a cash bar for adults.
101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia.
The cast of Sesame Place will put on a musical show, followed by a fireworks display at 6 p.m.
100 Sesame Road, Langhorne.
21 and Over
Celebrate in style at Aqimero’s luxurious New Year’s Eve party, which offers general admission passes, as well as Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon ticket packages, all of which include carving stations, a premium open bar and DJs.
10 Ave. of the Arts, Philadelphia.
With multiple rooms and DJs, a live band, a champagne toast and a three-hour open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight, Manayunk Brewery’s annual New Year’s Eve party will have you up and dancing. General admission and VIP table service tickets are available.
4120 Main St., Philadelphia.
Harrah’s hosts a New Year’s Eve bash with no cover charge, live music from the GoodManFiske Band and a champagne toast at midnight.
777 Harrah’s Blvd., Chester.
Valley Forge Casino is hosting a special dinner at Revolution Chop House from 4-11 p.m., dueling pianos at the Vault starting at 7:30 p.m., plus a 1950s-themed bash complete with dinner, drinks and dancing.
1160 1st Ave., King of Prussia.
FringeArts hosts its annual New Year’s Eve celebration, complete with live performances from Red 40 and the Last Groovement and Emcee Elroy.
140 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia.
Dance to live music from Chico’s Vibe and enjoy a sit-down dinner during Springfield Country Club’s New Year’s Eve party. From 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., revelers can expect a five-hour premium open bar, a filet and salmon dinner, a midnight champagne toast and a live screening of the Times Square ball drop.
400 W. Sproul Rd., Springfield.
Dance your way into the New Year with PhillyBloco, a 23-piece Brazilian-style band known for performing a mash up of funk, samba and reggae. Tickets to 118 North’s celebration also include an open bar and buffet.
118 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne.
Head to Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center for a night of dancing and live entertainment. The party kicks off at 7:30 p.m., with live entertainment from the New Street Heat Party Band and RTC’s Broadway in the Borough, plus food from John Serock Catering.
226 N. High St., West Chester.
Want a different perspective on the fireworks show? Hop aboard Spirit Cruises for one of its events. On New Year’s Eve, choose from the early fireworks and dinner cruise, which boards at 4 p.m., or the midnight fireworks and dinner cruise, which boards at 8:30 p.m.
401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia.
Countdown to midnight with local favorites Splintered Sunlight, a Grateful Dead tribute band, and Swift Technique, during this rocking New Year’s Eve celebration. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., with both general admission tickets and VIP tickets available. VIP includes a three-hour open bar, dinner buffet, champagne toast and private seating areas.
23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore.