NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENTS
Kick off 2016 in Montgomery County
The big hour for New Year's Eve is 12. With the vast array of celebrations in Montgomery County, that may mean a noontime balloon drop with the kids. Or a midnight shower of confetti, with plenty of dancing still to go.
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VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT
1160 1st Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Forge Casino Resort becomes party-central on December 31,
with multiple ways to pop the cork for 2016. The NYE events at the casino resort can conveniently be combined with an overnight - or two - to provide a great getaway weekend.
VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT MUSIC FAIR
The first year of the Valley Forge Casino Resort Music Fair closes out in a big way with a performance by Third Eye Blind. The band will be performing all of their hit songs, including "Semi-Charmed Life" and "How's It Going to Be."
The casino's hot nightclub The Vault bundles together open bar, bar bites and live entertainment in King of Prussia's hottest party. Hot D rocks the stage from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The music at the Center Bar keeps the place jumping from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. DeeJay007 kicks off the night, with local cover band The Benderz taking the stage at 11 p.m.
101 E. 3rd St
Boyertown, A 19512
Colebrookdale Railroad takes a multi-day approach to its 2015 send-off. The train's Snowflake Special (1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.) runs December 26-30, and is a great way for friends and family to link arms and hum a few bars of Auld Lang Syne.
CREEKSIDE SPORTS BAR
765 North Lewis Road
Limerick, PA 19468
A "Shot of Southern" at Creekside Sports Bar (at Landis Creek Golf Club) isn't a drink but a five-piece modern country cover band. Before they get the place dancing, a DJ kicks things off at the open bar, which starts at 9 p.m. Just prior to midnight, the big countdown begins, and champagne toast sets the confetti flying.
DAVE AND BUSTER'S
500 W. Germantown Pk
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Dave and Buster's allows partiers to customize their farewell to 2015. A package for kids under four years old covers video games on the Million Dollar Midway and entertainment like a magician and DJ (with a balloon drop). Older kids and adults can enjoy the game play and performances - and also dig in at a buffet that includes an ice cream station. Packages run from 5 to 9 p.m.
HOLIDAY INN LANSDALE
1750 Sumneytown Pk
Kulpsville, PA 19443
Celebrate the start of 2016 in Lansdale. The Holiday Inn New Year's Eve Package bundles together all the essentials: tickets for two adults to a rousing party, featuring a three-hour premium open bar, hors d'oeuvres station, champagne toast at midnight and live DJ. The next morning, enjoy a breakfast buffet for two and late check out.
PAINTING WITH A TWIST - SKIPPACK
1240 Bridge Rd, Suite C
Skippack, PA 19474
Get your New Year off to an artistic start with the 10:30 a.m. class at Painting with a Twist. The subject - perfect for adults and kids older than six - is a festive snowman whose swirly body and dapper hat is set against a background of a starlit winter night. Beverages and snacks are, as usual, bring-your-own, so youngsters can enjoy a sip of ginger ale while adults sample something else that's appropriately bubbly.
50 Sunnybrook Road
Pottstown, PA 19464
The New Year's Eve gala at Sunnybrook Ballroom is a customizable party that fits individual preferences for celebrating 2016. A cocktail package features open bar and hors d'ouvres from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dinner, which includes entrees, dessert, tax and gratuity, can be added. Backing all these festivities is the danceable sounds of The Bachelor Boys Band. This lively crew is skilled in every musical genre from funk to swing to the Hora - whatever it takes to get a crowd up on its feet and moving.
THE WATER TOWER
2200 West Drive
Oaks, PA 19456
New Year's at the Water Tower is the chance to play like a kid and then party like and adult. The $85 ticket, thanks to sharing space with Arnold's Family Fun Center, includes access to go karts, laser tag, unlimited bowling and the arcade. At 9 p.m., the music responsibilities are handed over to The Sofa Kings a high-energy 10-piece band from Valley Forge that specializes in upbeat rock and roll and R&B. End the evening safely with a $99 hotel package from the nearby Hilton Garden Inn, walkable from the Water Tower.
1 Riverside Dr
Camden, NJ 08103
Beyond Montgomery County's borders, numerous ways to ring in the New Year await. The Adventure Aquarium has a whole day of celebration for the younger set (10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.), including a great view of the late-afternoon fireworks over the waterfront. The over-21s take over at 8 p.m. (for VIP ticketholders) or 9 p.m. (for general admission) for food, beverage, dancing and a primo spot for the midnight pyrotechnics.
SELLERSVILLE THEATER & WASHINGTON HOUSE RESTAURANT
24 W. Temple Ave
Sellersville, PA 18960
For Montgomery County residents in the northeastern section of the county, consider yourselves invited to the multi-phase celebration at Sellersville Theater and Washington House. The latter is serving up a five course dinner with champagne toast. The former has two performances (7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.) of Dr. K's Motown Revue, a tribute to the sounds of Stevie, Smokey, Marvin, Michael and the Temps, Tops and Supremes.
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
Count down to 2016 with (who else?) The Count in the family-friendly setting of Sesame Place. Enjoy a celebratory meal, ring in the New Year and snap the last of those holiday photographs with favorite Sesame Street friends. At 6:30 p.m. - right after the Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade - the skies above the park light up with fireworks.
ARDMORE MUSIC HALL
23 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
The morning of January 31 at Ardmore Music Hall is geared toward
younger revelers, with a 10:30 a.m. Family Jam. Music is courtesy of Baby Loves
Disco and Alex & The Kaleidoscope, so there will be dancing a-plenty.
There's also a noon ball-drop that gives the kids a chance to countdown for
themselves. The New Year's Eve
Extravaganza takes over for the adults at 8:30 p.m. with PhillyBloco.
This 23-piece ensemble blends the beats of Brazilian, Samba, Funk, Reggae and a
host of other music influences from around the world.
HATFIELD ICE ARENA
350 County Line Road
Colmar, PA 18915
Weather forecasters are calling for a strong el niño for winter 2016, meaning this
year's ice skating season might be more indoor than outdoor. Step off on the
right foot. An old-fashioned skating party fills Hatfield Ice Arena on December 31 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Last year,
this event drew more than 250 skaters, so act fast and register here.
RUN FOR JACK NEW YEAR'S 5K
Coopertown Elementary School
800 Coopertown Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Maybe your New Year's resolution is to get in shape; maybe it's to be more altruistic. Get started on both goals at the Run for Jack New Year's 5k. This multi-phase event (5k run, one-mile walk, kids' 50-yard dash) benefits young Jack Cavanaugh, a two-year old with a rare condition affecting the growth of his joints and limbs. Registration info is here.
THIRD ANNUAL WHITE PARTY
6 Cricket Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003
Celebrate the New Year with the kids at the third annual White Party, a countdown to noon fiesta. Enjoy pizza, refreshments, arts and
crafts and live music at Lulu's Casita from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The official toasting will be with apple
juice for kids and champagne for parents.