Tuesday Dec 31

New Year's Eve Kid's Countdown with Fireworks

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Get ready for a festive, fun, freestyling adventure at the New Year’s Eve Kids Countdown with Fireworks, presented in partnership with PopUp Play, at Cherry Street Pier. Enjoy an extravaganza featuring tons of activities for toddlers and tykes with spectacular views of the 6 pm Rivers Casino New Years Fireworks on the Waterfront!

Celebrate with activities such as designing your own NoiseMaker, 2020 Glasses, and car, building a robot, add to a giant paper mache ball, and more, all hosted by some of your favorite kid friendly organizations. 

Plus, enjoy pay-as-you-go tasty eats, hot seasonal drinks, and an exciting countdown to the 6 pm Rivers Casino New Year’s Fireworks on the Waterfront with confetti cannons. There is no better way to ring in the New Year!



Price: $25 
Kids under 12months are FREE

Ticket includes 1 free hot chocolate and NYE party essentials 


Tickets will be on sale soon!


Build the Ball
Collaborate on a huge paper mache ball that will drop before the 6pm fireworks show. Add your own wish for 2020  onto the ball.

Design your own 2020 Glasses and NoiseMaker
Make your own festive decor for the BIG countdown

Choose from a variety of holiday face paint designs

Dance Party
Dance like it’s 1999 at our awesome kid-friendly New Year’s Eve dance party 

Mural Walls
What’s your New Year’s Resolution? How do you want to help the world next year? Families are encouraged to share their vision for the future on giant sheets of paper with colorful markers.

Robot Making
Build your own robots with Company Aiello

Clay Tiles
Make your own New Year Resolution tiles and photo frames with Clay Studio


NImble crafters
Company Aiello
Clay Studio
Cirque Du Nuit

Getting There

SEPTA Bus Routes 21 & 42 stop at The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing and Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest at the Chestnut Street turnaround. Routes 17, 33, & 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park Presented by Univest at Columbus Blvd and Dock Street. Route 25 runs along Columbus Blvd. 

Take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Elevated Line (the Blue line) to the Second Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge. The Blue Cross RiverRink and Great Plaza at Penn's Landing will be straight ahead. ​
Bike parking is located along the waterfront with a large corral located at Spruce Street Harbor Park Presented by Univest/Valley Green Bank. 
Philly's bike share program, Indego, has four easy-access stations within walking distance. These include: The Race Street Pier (190 N Christopher Columbus Blvd), 2nd and Market (215 Market St.), Welcome Park NPS (191 S. 2nd St.), and Foglietta Plaza 3 Dock St.
Take I-95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/ Washington Avenue). Exit to left, stay in left lane, and make a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbus Boulevard. The Residences at Dockside will be on your right. Remain straight for approximately ½ mile. Enter Great Plaza parking lot on right at Walnut Street or Market Street (Blue Cross RiverRink). 

Take I-95 North to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue/Penn’s Landing). At the end of the ramp, make a left onto Columbus Boulevard.  Remain straight for approximately 1 mile. Enter Great Plaza parking lot on right at Walnut Street or Market Street (Blue Cross RiverRink). 

From Ben Franklin Bridge Stay in the right lane. At the end of the bridge, make a quick right on the 5th Street Exit. Follow 5th Street to Spring Garden Street, and make a right. Follow Spring Garden Street 5 blocks to Columbus Boulevard. Continue another ¼ mile and the Great Plaza will be on your left. Enter on the left at Market Street (Penn’s Landing) or Walnut Street.

Take 76 East to the Central Philadelphia Exit (676 East/Vine Street Expressway Exit). Follow  676 East to 95 South (Chester/ Philadelphia Int’l Airport). Follow 95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue). Follow directions from the north.


  • The site is wheelchair accessible.​
  • Cherry Street Pier is a smoke, vape-and tobacco-free zone.


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