Before the babysitter comes by to relive you of your child-rearing duties for a couple of hours on Dec. 31, tire the little ones out with an afternoon of free activities at Franklin Square (Sixth and Race streets).
In addition to rides on thecarousel and mini-golf at the park's Philly-themed course, there will be arts and crafts, music and a kiddie dance party, and even a count down to a "square drop" at SquareBurger.
Stick around for the early round of fireworks over the Delaware River: SugarHouse New Year's Eve Fireworks show at Penn's Landing starts at 6 p.m. And if you can last longer, Franklin Square's last Electrical Spectacle light show of the season is at 8 p.m.
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