30 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Kids

Fun ways to celebrate New Year's Eve with kids

December is coming to an end. Parents everywhere are looking for the best way to ring in the new year with their kids. Celebrating with your little ones doesn’t have to be boring. It’s important to include them in the fun too! You will be creating incredible memories with your family. From crafts to karaoke, I will be sharing great ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve with kids.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Kids

  • Have everyone share their favorite memory of the year.
  • Make a list of goals for the new year.
  • Create a time capsule. (FREE Printable)
  • Make a blanket fort in the living room.
  • Watch the countdown on tv.
celebrate New Year's Eve with game night
  • Create a fashion show.
  • Write out a 2024 family bucket list.
  • Set up a DIY photo booth.
  • Create a signature mocktail.
  • Make a DIY balloon drop.
celebrate New Year's Eve with DIY balloon drop for kids
  • Host a movie night with friends.
  • Attend a Noon Year’s Eve party.
  • Host a fancy dinner with family or friends.
  • Create countdown activity bags.
  • Make crafts to celebrate the new year.
celebrate New Year's Eve by baking cookies

NOON Year’s Eve Events for Kids in Tampa Bay

Armature Works

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at this cool event for kids. There will be a countdown to noon with a colorful daytime smoke fireworks display, bounce houses, face painting, crafts, an interactive DJ and roaming entertainment on the Pier. armatureworks.com

  • Location: 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Glazer Children’s Museum

Ring in the New Year at the Glazer Children’s Museum with countdowns, family play projects, and celebrations throughout the day. Celebrate with countries around the world with balloon drops on the hour! glazermuseum.org

  • Location: 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Hours: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Cost: General Admission $18 | Babies Under Age 1 Play Free


Ring in the New Year at ZooTampa at Lowry Park during the New Year Celebration in the Africa Circle. Enjoy a countdown every hour featuring festive foods, live DJ, kid-friendly activities, and fun giveaways. zootampa.org

  • Location: 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: Adult (ages 12+) $44.95 | Child (ages 3-11) $34.95

Great Explorations Children’s Museum

Say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one with joy, laughter, and lots of sparkles! Get ready for the most epic confetti drop ever! Watch as the museum comes alive with a cascade of colors at the stroke of noon. It’s a spectacle your little ones won’t want to miss! Dress to impress in your most dazzling and sparkly outfits! Whether it’s glittery dresses, shiny suits, or festive accessories, let your style shine as bright as the New Year. greatex.org

  • Location: 1925 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33704
  • Hours: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Cost: Members: $12 per person | Non-Members: $18 per person

Skateworld of Tampa

Bring in the new year early with a skate party. There will be a balloon drop, party favors, games, food, noisemakers, dancing with characters and more! unitedskates.com

  • Location: 7510 Paula Dr. Ste A, Tampa, FL 33615
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Cost: $15 per person

Little Explorers Palm Harbor

Join Little Explorers PH saying goodbye to 2023 in style with the classic countdown to 2024. One-hour sessions of dancing, fun, and a balloon drop! littleexplorers.com

  • Location: 35225 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
  • Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $19.95

AdventHealth Center Ice

Let’s end 2023 in the ‘coolest’ way possible!! Join us on the ice one last time in 2023 during our New Year’s Eve Skate! ahcenterice.com

  • Location: 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
  • Hours: 11:45 am – 12:45 pm | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm | 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm |7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Cost: $20.23 rate includes 2 admissions and 2 skate rentals for 1-hour of public skating.

Altitude Trampoline Park

Have a great time at the annual NOON Years Eve Party! Enjoy 2.5 hours of glow jump, slice of pizza, balloon drop at NOON and more! altitudetrampolinepark.com

  • Location: 4340 West Hillsborough Ave Suite 350, Tampa, Florida 33614
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Cost: $24.99 presale | $27.99 day of (safety socks not included)

Dave and Buster’s – Tampa/Brandon

Celebrate New Years Eve at Dave & Buster’s with unforgettable entertainment, incredible bites and Unlimited Video Game Play ALL night long. Plus enjoy an appetizer banquet, unlimited soda, coffee, & tea and an all-ages ginger ale toast accompanied by a special video countdown. daveandbusters.com

  • Location: 10209 Estuary Lakes Dr, Tampa FL 33619
  • Hours: 4:00pm
  • Cost: $54.68 + $4.87 Fee

Playgrounds of Tampa Bay

Enjoy Open Play from 9 am – 2 pm for a fun Noon Year’s Eve event. There will be kid’s crafts, a raffle prize and the balloon drop at noon! Apple juice boxes will be available for $1 for toasting.

  • Location: 4535 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611
  • Hours: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Cost: $14.95 + tax for ages 3-12 | $10.95 + tax for ages 0-2 | $10.95 + tax for siblings (plus initial full-price admission) | $2.00 + tax for Parents & Caregivers

Pin Chasers

Celebrate the New Year at Pin Chasers with the whole family! Enjoy 3 hours of family and fun at your favorite Pin Chasers location! Price includes unlimited bowling, party favors, and a $5 arcade card for all kids! Stay for a special countdown to the New Year at 3 pm!

  • Location: 6816 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL | 4847 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL | 5555 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL
  • Hours: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $12.99 per person

Florida Children’s Museum

Beat the clock and ring in midnight at noon! Enjoy a day packed with fun activities, including a photo booth, dance party, a special New Year’s STEM Challenge, countdown at noon and more! Pajamas are encouraged!

  • Location: 600 Bonnet Springs Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $15 per person

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