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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Maryland

Santa might be headed back to the North Pole, but that doesn't mean the holiday fun has to stop.

We have found plenty of family-friendly New Year's Eve fun listed below—including celebrations that wrap up way before bedtime and a few grown-up events if you're getting a sitter.

Keep reading to find plenty of ways to ring in the New Year in Maryland, from Annapolis to D.C. to Baltimore.

Updated for 2017. List is updated regularly. Check back often!

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Happy Noon Year's Celebration - 2017
Dec. 30. Celebrate the new year at noon with music, crafts, snacks and more. Free. 11:30am. Annapolis Library. 410-222-1750, aacpl.net

Midnight Noon - 2017
Dec. 31. Make noise-makers and party favors, listen to the popular kids band Milkshake at 11:30am, watch the ball drop and more. Free with $16.95-24.95 admission. 10am-2 pm. Check website for full schedule. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 410-545-5980, mdsci.org

Noon Year's Eve Party - 2017
Dec. 31. Noon Year's Eve Party for families with young children. Countdown to 12:00-noisemakers, snacks, activities, dancing, and a balloon drop. Free. 11:30am. Brooklyn Park, Baltimore. 410-222-6260, aacpl.net

Noontime New Year - 2017
Dec. 31. Games, crafts, New Years toast with milk and cookies, music, and more. $15.95. 10am-6pm. Port Discovery, Baltimore. Portdiscovery.org

EcoAdventures Presents: New Year's at Noon - 2017
Dec. 31. Door prizes, giveaways, ball drop and more. Registration required. $13-15. 11am-1pm and 1:45-3:45pm. EcoAdventures, Millersville. ecoadventures.org

Midnight at 7 - 2017
Dec. 31. Ring in the New Year with an exciting fireworks display at 7pm. Walk through the Symphony of Lights, entertainment, music, food vendors, party favors and more. $15; ages 4 and under free. 5pm. Symphony Woods, Columbia. 410-740-7666, hopkinsmedicine.org

Annapolis New Year’s Celebration - 2017
Dec. 31. Festive activities for the whole family start at 3pm at Weems Whelan park behind Maryland Hall, including a moon bounce, face painting, obstacle course and more. Early bird fireworks at 5:30pm. Downtown enjoy a DJ under the big tent 8-9pm, live music 9-midnight, and more fireworks to ring in the new year. annapolis.gov/calendar.aspx

Family New Year's Eve Celebration - 2017
Dec. 31. Food, Laser Tag, Ropes Course, Rock Wall, Bumper Cars, video games and more. $25; $33 at the door. $15 chaperone. 9pm. Adventure Park USA, Monrovia. Adventureparkusa.com

New Year's Eve Spectacular - 2017
Dec. 31. Live music, official countdown and fireworks display at midnight. 9pm-12:30am. Baltimore Inner Harbor. bop.org

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Annapolis New Year’s Celebration - 2017
Dec. 31. Festive activities for the whole family start at 3pm at Weems Whelan park behind Maryland Hall, including a moon bounce, face painting, obstacle course and more. Early bird fireworks at 5:30pm. Downtown enjoy a DJ under the big tent 8-9pm, live music 9-midnight, and more fireworks to ring in the new year. annapolis.gov/calendar.aspx

New Year's Eve Bash - 2017
Dec. 31. Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, music, raffles, and fireworks. Ages 21 and older. $120; $145 at the door. 8:30pm. Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel. 410-837-1276, whatsuptix.com

Big Night Baltimore - 2017
Dec 31. Themed party areas, open bars, food buffets, multiple dance floors, live music and DJs, party favors and more. $114.99-199. 9pm-2am. Radisson Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor, Baltimore. bignightbaltimore.com

Big Night DC - 2017
Dec 31. Fifteen themed party areas, open bars, food buffets, multiple dance floors, live music and DJs, party favors and more. $99-329. 9pm-2am. Gaylord National Hotel & Resort, National Harbor. Bignightdc.com

Looking for even more holiday fun? Check out our complete guide to holiday events here.