Hooray for 2019! Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your family!

As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 begins, it calls for a celebration! You and your family deserve to put on your party hats, blow your party blowers and ring in the new year!

Checkout out our guide for all of the local family friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations!

SKC’s New Year’s Eve Celebration Guide

Family New Years at the Children’s Museum
Monday, December 31, 2018; 10:00am-3:00pm
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire – 6 Washington St. Dover, NH
Cost: Museum admission ($10/person), free for CMNH members

Parents, children and extended families can ring in 2019 together while the sun is shining. We stage three “countdowns to midnight” at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm that will make you feel like you’re in Times Square. Everyone receives a noisemaker and gets to create their own sparkly party hat and enjoy a New Year photo booth! As “midnight” draws closer, guests gather in the center of the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire beneath a glitter ball hung 30 feet up. We count backwards from 20 as the ball begins its descent, then New Year wishes are launched from our Build-It-Fly-It towers when the clock strikes 12. The Museum closes early at 3pm today.

First Night Portsmouth
Monday, December 31, 2018; 4:00pm-12:00am
Downtown Portsmouth
Cost: 2 Adult, 2 Children (under 12y) = $25 (through 12/27), Adult Two-Pack (2 Adult buttons) = $20 (through 12/27), Adult = $15 (through (12/27), Children (under 12y) = $3 (through 12/31)

There are countless activities to attend as a part of First Night Portsmouth. Some activities include: street dance, ice sculpture, magic show, puppet show, storytelling, live music and more! Make sure to purchase a First Night Portsmouth 2019 button to partake in all of the festivities!

New Years at Charmingfare Farm
Monday, December 31, 2018; Pickup times from 5:15pm-8:00pm
Charmingfare Farm – 774 High St. Candia, NH
Cost: $42/passenger or $220/up to 4 people

Climb aboard the sleigh of your choosing and head for the party. Our horses are sure to provide you with a spirited ride on this evening. It should take about 40 minutes to get you comfortably settled around the roaring bonfires. Our staff has prepared a wonderful meal for everyone to enjoy camp fireside. There will be music, laughter and good cheer to be had by all.

You have two different sleighs to choose from for transportation. The Vis-A-Vis Sleigh will carry up to four passengers and perfect for couples. The Logging Sleds are a great way to travel with larger groups of friends. Holiday lights will be bright along the trail.

We’re Cookin’ on the Grill: marinated steak tips, grilled chicken breast, grilled hot dogs, steamed vegetables, rice pilaf, roll & butter, hot cocoa, hot cider & bottled water. You are more than welcome to bring along any additional refreshments if you choose. When you are ready to return just step aboard the next available sleigh.

Noon Years at the Currier Museum
Monday, December 31, 2018; 11:00am-3:00pm
Currier Museum – 150 Ash St. Manchester, NH
Cost: $20/adult, $15/child, children under 1 are free

Ring in 2019 a few hours early at the Currier Museum of Art’s annual, and anticipated, Noon Year’s Eve party for the young and young at heart. Wrap up a day of celebration with bubble-wrap fireworks and a huge balloon drop. Enjoy fun art-making activities, face painting, a dance party, and live entertainment from the kid-friendly juggling act by Peter Panic. Dress in your party best and celebrate the New Year at the Currier. Be sure to purchase advance tickets to ensure your spot and to receive a discount. 

The Museum will be open exclusively for this ticketed event.  Prepare to be wowed by the astounding high-energy, family-friendly Comedy – Juggling act  by Peter Panic and live music by a local musician. Book your seats now for one of three shows: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.



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