As 2019 comes to a close and 2020 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
Tuesday, December 31, 2019; 9:00am-3:00pm
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire – 6 Washington St. Dover, NH
Cost: Museum admission ($10/person), free for CMNH members
Ring in the New Year before bedtime! Our annual daytime New Year’s Eve Celebration is a long-time family favorite. Parents, children and extended families can ring in 2020 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
Tuesday, December 31, 2019; 4:00pm-12:00am
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 2020 button to partake in all of the festivities!
New Years at Charmingfare Farm
Tuesday, December 31, 2019; Pickup times from 4:45pm-8:00pm
Charmingfare Farm – 774 High St. Candia, NH
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. Holiday lights will be bright along the trail.
Noon Years at the Currier Museum
Tuesday, December 31, 2019; 11:00am-3:00pm
Currier Museum – 150 Ash St. Manchester, NH
Cost: $20/adult, $15/child, children under 1 are free
Ring in 2020 a few hours early at the Currier Museum of Art’s annual, widely 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 magician BJ Hickman. Dress in your party best and celebrate the New Year at the Currier. Full schedule here.