Family Friendly Pittsburgh Activities to Ring in the New Year 2016

Family Friendly Pittsburgh Activities to Ring in the New Year 2016Now that you’ve celebrated the holidays to their full capacity, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to do the same for the end of 2015. Being invited to house parties or having one of your own are always great options for ringing in the new year, but if you have kids then parties can be a hassle. Being the number one real estate team at Century 21 Frontier Realty that treats you like family, I want to make sure you have options for ringing in the new year of 2016 with your family. I’ve already listed a few great family-friendly events on my blogDecember 2016 Events in Pittsburgh like the Pittsburgh Zoo’s Noon Year’s Eve party and the Silvester New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Harmony National Historic Landmark District, and below are a few more!

Family Friendly 2016 New Years Eve Activities in Pittsburgh

  • Countdown to Noon! By the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
    • Where: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
    • 10 Children’s Way
    • Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    • When: December 31, 2016 – 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free for Members and $13-$14 for non-member

Starting at 11:30 you can hear help your kids celebrate the end of another great year with live jazz music by Lee Robinson and a performance by Tim Hartman.

  • New Year’s Eve Family Celebration by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
    • Where: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
    • One Schenley Park
    • Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    • When: December 31, 2015 -6:00 PM
    • Cost: Free with Admission

Kids don’t have to miss out on starting another great year because midnight comes early at this event! You can ring in the New Year as a family as early as 8:45, according to, while creating lasting memories with a number of great family-friendly activities!

  • Pirates! Buccaneers, Privateers, and Swashbucklers Revealed
    • Where: Shaw Galleries
    • 805 Liberty Avenue
    • Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    • When: December 31, 2015 – 11:00 AM – Midnight
    • Cost: Free!

No matter what your kids’ bedtimes, you can celebrate the New Year with Pirates! We don’t mean your Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, but with this Pirates exhibit at the Shaw Galleries. With this exhibit you can learn about ghost ships, and high sea adventures through maps and prints according to It’s a great memory for families of any age!

Of course if you’re lucky enough to find a babysitter or if you want other more adult options, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette gives you this complete Pittsburgh Party Guide for those of you that are looking to ring in the new year with people your age. Whatever your circumstances and whichever option you choose, The Jim Dolanch Team at Century 21 Frontier Realty truly hopes you have a magical end of 2015 and a fantastic 2016.

Happy New Year!

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