By Betsy Natter

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate the New Year with your kids before you head out for the night, we’ve got you covered. Here are five great ideas for spending some awesome family time on New Year’s Eve (day)!

Family Bowling Bash – Limerick Bowl

653 W. Ridge Pk., Limerick, PA 19468
(610) 495-7143

New Year’s Eve family packages include up to 2 hours of Glow bowling (6 per lane), shoe rental, pizza, a pitcher of soda and door prizes. Four available slots, beginning at noon and going until 9:30 pm. Prices per lane vary by time of day. All reservations must be made online.

New Year’s Eve (Day) Family Jam – The Ardmore Music Hall

23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 649-8389

Enjoy a fun daytime family party complete with a balloon artist, face-painting, caricatures, arts and crafts, DJ dance party and amazing music by Alex & The Kaleidoscope! Tickets are $20 and doors open at 10 am. Ball drop at noon! Available for purchase is a kid-friendly bunch menu and cash bar for non-driving adults.

New Year’s Juice Box Toast – RompnRoll

2856 W Moreland Rd., Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 486-3067

Celebrate the New Year with your littlest ones at RompnRoll gym and play center. Enjoy instructor led activities, a countdown, a balloon drop and a juice box toast. Choose from three 1-hour sessions beginning at 9:30 am, 11 am or 12:30 pm. Pre-registration is required. $20 for non-members.

Peeps Fest 2018 – ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Don’t miss the 10th anniversary celebration of the Peeps confectionery brand as a sweet way to ring in 2019. Tons of activities for play, learning, dancing and creating. A mix of free and fee-based activities. Visit the Steelstacks website here for show times and schedule of events for this festival covering two days (December 30 and 31) of year-end celebrations. The PEEPS Chick Drop (a 4-feet, 9-inches tall, 400-pound lit PEEPS Chick – no sparkly balls here!) and Fireworks Celebration is at 5:15 pm, December 31.


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Happy New Year 2019 – Jalsa Indian Cuisine

2522 W Main St., Norristown, PA 19403
(484) 681-4885

Can’t find a babysitter and you love Indian food? Perfect – head to Jalsa for a New Year’s Celebration where the whole family is welcome. Keep the kids with you or choose the separate childcare room with its own menu and entertainment. Admission includes Indian buffet, premium open bar, live DJ, games, dancing, games, raffle and champagne toast when the ball drops. Purchase tickets online at


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