New Year’s Eve tends to be a spendy, adults-only boozefest, but Haddonfield’s First Night celebration offers an alternative for those looking to ring in 2016 early with the kiddos.
The family-friendly and alcohol-free event will feature plenty of live entertainment at 13 centrally located venues in the borough.
Headliners include musicians The Tartan Terrors, The Trammps, Tommy Cash (brother of Johnny), the Philadelphia Ukulele Orchestra and Hotsy Totsy, plus illusionists, The Spencers and hypnotist,The Incredible Boris.
The highlight of the evening, however, will be a fireworks display launched over Kings Hwy. at 9 p.m.
Parents will especially appreciate the Comcast Kid Zone with entertainment and activities geared to children 9 and under, including silly songsters, Paisley Pickles and comic magician, Brian Richards. There’s also a kids’ art experience over at the Markeim Arts Center.
After the fireworks, the party continues until midnight for grown-folks and teens.
Admission buttons cost $12 or $40 for family pack of four (six for $60) when purchased by Christmas or $15 after (no bulk discounts after Dec. 25). Children under 2 years-old enter for free.
Free parking is available at the Haddonfield PATCO station. A shuttle bus service, which runs every 15 minutes, will transport folk between locations starting at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31, 5 p.m. to midnight. – various locations, Haddonfield, NJ.