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Family New Year's Countdown

Family New Year’s Countdown

***Family New Year’s Countdown is SOLD OUT! Click “Register Now” to join the waitlist.***

Ring in the New Year before bedtime at our annual Family New Year’s Countdown!

We’re celebrating with traditions from around the world.

  • Finland: Create DIY noise-makers using tin materials, a sign of good luck!
  • Colombia: Carry suitcases through our Street Where You Live gallery to ensure good travels in 2020.
  • Philippines: Decorate your own circles and coins, in hopes of prosperity for the coming year.
  • Spain: Count down by eating 12 lucky raisins (dried grapes), one for each month of the year.
  • South Africa: Celebrate in style with brightly coloured face paint 
  • Scotland: Celebrate Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year, with stories around a pretend indoor campfire.
  • Denmark: Get ready to leap into the New Year by chair jumping!

Plus, more of your favourite activities, including:

  • Dance the afternoon away with DJ Alpha 
  • Get your sparkle on with a glitter tattoo
  • Take in a star show in our mini planetarium
  • Enjoy an Early Years play space exploring all that’s shiny and bright

Pick Your Celebration

  • Morning Celebration: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Countdown 11:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon Celebration: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Countdown 3:00 p.m.
  • Please note: The Children’s Museum will close between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to prepare for the afternoon celebration.


  • Children 2+ and adults: $11
  • Toddlers 12 - 23 months: $6
  • Infants under 12 months: FREE
  • Members: FREE (Membership does not guarantee admission. Registration is required.)

Mark your calendars! Ticket sales begin Saturday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Davis Martindale!

Did You Know?

London Children’s Museum members receive FREE admission to events like BOOseum and Family New Year’s Countdown!

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