FRIDAY

Countdown to Noon, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic. The museum opens at 9 a.m. with a "Noon Year" party with countdowns and confetti at noon and 1 p.m. $15. 215-581-3181, pleasetouchmuseum.org.

Betsy's New Year's Birthday Bash, Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St. Celebrate the nation's most famous seamstress on her 259th birthday (it's actually Jan. 1) with cake, crafts and audio tours. $3 adults, $2 children, $5 audio tours. 215-629-4026, betsyrosshouse.org.

SugarHouse Casino's Twice the Fireworks! Twice the Fun! Pyrotechnics over the Delaware River along Columbus Boulevard; shows at 6 p.m. and midnight. 215-928-8801, delawareriverevents.com.

New Year's Eve Party on Ice, Blue Cross RiverRink, Columbus Boulevard at Market Street. Two family-friendly parties that coincide with the fireworks displays; 5-7 p.m. and 11 p.m.-1 a.m. $30 for skaters, $20 for spectators. 215-925-RINK, riverrink.com.

New Year's Eve Pre-Party, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Enjoy the art and a live band; 5-8:45 p.m. Free with museum admission: $16, $14 seniors, $12 students. 215-763-8100, philamuseum.org.

Independence Seaport Museum, Columbus Boulevard at Walnut Street. Arrive early to explore the museum, including historic submarine Becuna and cruiser Olympia, then at 6 p.m. watch the fireworks from the museum terrace. $12, $10 seniors, $7 children. 215-413-8655, phillyseaport.org.

Battleship New Jersey, 62 Battleship Place, Camden. Sleep over on the battleship, Navy style, after dinner in the crew's mess hall, a ride in a flight simulator, a tour of the ship and a toast during the midnight fireworks. $60.95. Also available: Tickets for just the fireworks party, which includes prizes, music and bar service, $8. 866-877-6262, battleshipnewjersey.org.

Deep Sea Splash, Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden. View the sea creatures, then enjoy appetizers, food stations and an open bar and watch the fireworks from the aquarium; 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $115 in advance, $120 day of event (event does sell out). 856-365-3399, adventureaquarium.com.

SATURDAY

National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. The center showcases New Year's traditions across the globe. Visit "Art of the American Soldier" before it leaves Philadelphia on Jan. 10. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $12, $11 seniors, $8 children. 215-409-6700, constitutioncenter.org.

Sing-along "Sound of Music," World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Costume-optional screening of the film classic. Noon, family-friendly version, $12 adults, $10 kids, with family-friendly buffet ($10 adults, $7 kids); 7 p.m. for more mature audiences, $15-$20 in advance, $17-$22 day of show. 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.

Enchanted Colonial Village, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic. This village first made its home at the Lit Brothers department store from 1962 to 1975 and depicts a bakery, blacksmith shop, toymaker, tailor, watchmaker and more; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $15. 215-581-3181, pleasetouchmuseum.org.

SUNDAY

Cirque du Soliel: Dralion, Liacouras Center, Cecil B. Moore Avenue & Broad Street. All-new spectacle with themes of Eastern and Western philosophy and performances by more than 50 gymnasts, musicians and acrobats; 1 and 5 p.m., $36-$95. 800-298-4200, liacourascenter.com.

Longwood Gardens Christmas, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square. Thousands of lights, plus concerts, sing-alongs and ice-skating performances in addition to the beauty of the gardens' grounds and conservatory; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $18, $15 seniors, $8 students, under 4 free. 610-388-1000, longwoodgardens.org.

Liberty 360, Peco Theater at the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th and Chestnut streets. A new 15-minute 3-D film narrated by a larger-than-life Ben Franklin, spotlighting icons of American freedom, shown every 20 minutes; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. $7, $6 seniors and kids. 215-629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org.