Noon Yards Eve


Kids New Year’s Eve party to culminate with a countdown to the balloon drop at noon

WHO: The Yards, DC’s most exciting waterfront neighborhood for living, dining, shopping and relaxing.

WHAT: The Yards will host its fourth annual Noon Yards Eve festival, the FREE family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration that transforms The Yards into a holiday wonderland, complete with interactive activities for children and adults. Activities will include:

  • Trackless train rides through Yards Park
  • Inflatable moon bounces and games
  • Kids’ crafting stations and balloon artists
  • Face painters and temporary tattoo artists
  • Stilt-walkers, magicians and roaming performances
  • Kid-friendly performances on The Yards stage
  • …and more to be announced!

The event will culminate with a countdown and celebratory balloon drop at 12 Noon to ring in the New Year!

WHEN: Saturday, December 31 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 Yards Park | 355 Water Street SE | Washington, DC 20003. The event is rain or shine and will be tented. Directions can be found at The Yards is metro accessible via the Navy Yard Metro on the Green line and Capitol South Metro on the Orange/Blue line. Stroller valet will be provided, and parking is available on The Yards’ surface parking lots.

WHY: Kick off the New Year with family and friends and see why The Yards has become one of the most exciting neighborhoods in the city. Following the balloon drop, enjoy lunch at one of over a dozen kid-friendly restaurants within walking distance from The Yards.

HOW: Noon Yards Eve is free to attend and open to all ages.


About The Yards

The Yards is a development of Forest City Washington which, at full buildout, will feature 3,400 places to live, 400,000 SF of retail, dining & services, 1.8 million SF of office space and an award-winning waterfront park spread across approximately 25 buildings situated on 48 waterfront acres in the Navy Yard district. The neighborhood blends the historic feel of former Navy Yard industrial buildings given new lives through adaptive reuse, with sleek all-new construction components. Additional info can be found online at Follow The Yards on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.


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