15 Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events!

Posted Friday, December 28th, 2018



4th Annual Noon Year’s Eve Party at My Gym
December 30: Get ready to toot your horn at the 4th Annual Noon Year’s Eve Party at My Gym. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Two time slots available. Call today to sign up.


Noon Year’s Eve Party at Boomers in Irvine
December 31: Start the new year off right at Boomers! The fun includes a photo booth, countdown, balloon drop and sparkling juice for a toast with kid-friendly bubbly. All the fun and excitement of New Year’s without missing bedtime! Monday, 11:30 a.m. Free.


New Year’s Eve Eve at Zimmer Children’s Museum in LA
December 30: Let the countdown begin! Join Zimmer Children’s Museum for the annual New Year’s Eve (eve) balloon drops at 1:18pm, 2:18pm, and 3:18pm! Decorate accessories and noisemakers and get ready to ring in 2019! Sunday, 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Admission cost: Adults $7.50, Children 1-17 $7.50, Children under 1 are Free. Zimmer Children’s Museum.


First Night 2018 in Fullerton
December 31: Stop by Downtown Fullerton to ring in the New Year! The City of Fullerton celebrates the 26th anniversary of the annual “First Night Fullerton.” Enjoy kids activities, rides, live entertainment, food vendors, roaming entertainment and a fireworks show at midnight. Monday, 7 p.m. – midnight. Admission is free; Downtown Fullerton.


Family New Year’s Eve at LA Zoo
December 31: Celebrate the new year in style with express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, a dinner buffet that includes soft drinks and dessert, a carousel ride, games, DJ dance party, and live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop. Raise a toast to the new year with complimentary champagne for adults (21+) and sparkling apple cider for kids. Cash bar available. After the party, families are welcome to enjoy L.A. Zoo Lights until closing. Monday, 6 p.m. Adults, $69; kids (2-12), $45.


NYE at Winter Fest OC in Costa Mesa
December 31: Ring in the New Year not once, but twice, with a special countdown, Orange Ball drop, fireworks and an unforgettable balloon drop at both 6pm and midnight. Multiple live bands will be playing to commemorate the end of the year, and the start of a new one. Monday, noon – 1 a.m. $10-79.


New Year’s Fun at John’s Incredible Pizza in Buena Park
December 31: Ring in 2019 with their best deal of the year! Celebration Package includes buffet + beverage, unlimited rides, 75 credits, and fun New Year’s accessories for $19.99. Premium Package includes buffet + beverage, unlimited rides, 200 credits, and fun New Year’s accessories for $29.99. Watch the ball drop on their big screens and take pics with IncrediBear! Monday, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. Packages, $19.99-29.99.


Kids’ New Year’s Eve Celebration at Legoland California
December 31: “Midnight” comes early for families at Legoland California Resort, celebrating the New Year together without missing their bedtimes. Legoland California re-creates the Times Square ball drop with a giant Lego brick falling 22 feet in the air! Join in the festivities with party hats and special glasses for viewing fireworks. The party includes performances by some of the top children’s entertainment groups in the nation, and a fireworks display illuminating the sky and providing a great ending to an amazing year. Monday. $93+


New Year’s Eve at Knott’s Merry Farm
December 31: The countdown to the New Year is on at Knott’s Merry Farm with special fireworks, live entertainment, and special extended hours for the one-night event. Guests have a chance to say goodbye to the final moments of 2017 at Knott’s as the park celebrates with memorable festivities including Merry Farm seasonal performances throughout the day. Monday. Included with regular park admission.


New Year’s Eve Family Musical Revue in Santa Monica
December 31: Enjoy a scrumptious and sumptuous complimentary buffet supper followed by the internationally acclaimed Actors’ Repertory Theatre’s highly entertaining, family-friendly Rudie-DeCarlo musical revue, with prizes, sing-a-long songs, dancing in the aisles, humor and other delights culled from five decades of audience favorites. Monday, 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $29+.


New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront in Long Beach
December 31: Downtown Long Beach welcomes the new year in style with a family-friendly event on the waterfront, and a street party. At 9 p.m., the sky will light up for an East Coast countdown with a fireworks spectacular from Rainbow Harbor’s lighthouse peninsula! Monday, 5-10:30 p.m. Free.


New Year’s Eve at Universal Studios
December 31: Be part of Hollywood’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood’s EVE event this December 31. Fill your day with heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions, and then keep the thrills going into the night. Enjoy multiple party areas featuring music, dancing, drinks, special souvenirs and a midnight countdown celebration with fireworks! Events subject to change.


Noon Year’s Eve at Kidspace
December 31: Midnight is way past bedtime, so celebrate the new year a bit early with Kidspace! Experience the ginormous balloon drop at noon, sip and toast cups of sparkling cider, and create your own party hats and noisemakers to ring in 2019! Dance as you count down to the stroke of noon! Monday, noon. Included with museum admission.


Noon Year’s Eve Party in Pasadena
December 31: Ring in 2019 before bedtime! Enjoy crafts and other interactive activities to welcome the New Year at noon sharp with a special surprise. Monday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. $8/per person. Kids under 1 are free. Southern California Children’s Museum.


NYELA New Year’s Eve LA at Grand Park
December 31: For the sixth year, Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. will be the go-to central gathering place in Los Angeles where Angelenos ring in the New Year. Includes music, dancing, large-scale art installations and a unique only-in-Los Angeles New Year’s countdown, featuring 3-D digital video mapping on the side of the iconic City Hall with an integrated light show. Monday, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Free.




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