New Year’s Eve 2018 – 22 Local Events for Kids!
Celebrating New Year’s Eve can be lots of fun once you have kids. Sure, it may look a little different than your early twenties (staying out till midnight is overrated anyways), but we’ve got plenty of indoor activity ideas and local places to visit to help make it memorable for you and your kids!
Local Spots Offering Kid-Friendly Parties and Specials
- Milwaukee – Celebrate early at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum! Their annual “New Year’s Eve at Noon” celebration will be held December 31st and kids can enjoy a countdown, ball drop, and (juice) toast.
- Milwaukee – Experience the fun of the Harlem Globetrotters annual New Year’s Eve event, with family-friendly games at 1:00 and 6:00 pm.
- West Bend – For the older kids, enjoy All Night Skate at Skate Country.
- Sheboygan – Above & Beyond Children’s Museum has a family New Years Eve celebration at Noon! Find details here >>
- Green Bay – Enjoy Kid’s Rockin’ Eve at the Green Bay Children’s Museum! Details here >>
- Lake Geneva – Embark on a Magical Christmas Boat Cruise to Santa’s North Pole Hideaway! The Santa Cruise runs at 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 PM on NYE.
- West Bend – King Pin is offering a bowling special for New Year’s Eve. Reservations required.
- Brookfield – Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve at Pump It Up!
- Milwaukee – Visit Mitchell Park Domes for the New Years Eve Celebration – featuring a magician, fire dancers, a dj, magician, and more! This is a fun annual event you won’t want to miss!
- Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve at the library! West Bend (Dec 28th, 11:15 AM), Fond du Lac (Dec 31st, 10:00 AM) and Mequon/Thiensville (Dec 28th, 11:00 AM)!
- West Bend – Bring the family to skate at the Kettle Moraine Ice Center’s New Years Eve DJ Skate!
- Milwaukee – Celebrate the kid-friendly New Years Eve Around The World at Safe House.
- New Berlin – Kids In Motion is hosting a kids’ New Years Eve Party from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Reservations required.
- Milwaukee – Bounce Milwaukee is hosting a family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration with all-access packages! Details here >>
- Oak Creek – Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve at Chasing Tales with games, a craft, and more!
- Waukesha – Sky Zone is hosting a New Year’s Eve Glow Night! Find details here >>
- Madison – Madison Family Eve is one of the largest family celebrations around! A Magician, “Try Circus”, and so much more!
- Slinger – Hit the slopes and then celebrate NYE with the whole family at Little Switzerland’s annual party – fireworks, live music, and more!
- New Berlin – The Big Backyard is hosting a party with face painting, carnival games, karaoke, story time and party horns to ring in the New Year!
- Fond du Lac – The Fond du Lac Family YMCA is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with special guests Belle from Beauty & The Beast and Marshall from Paw Patrol! So much to do – details here >>
- Milwaukee – Celebrate NYE with a musical party at the Womb Room! Registration required.
- Milwaukee – Enjoy FREE Zoo admission! Details here >>
Fun At Home
- Stream a kids’ NYE countdown on Netflix starring some of their favorite characters!
- Have your kids color their own New Years Eve Party Hats with this FREE printable.
- Play the saran wrap ball game – tons of fun for kids (and adults, too!) Find details here!
- Have your kids write down a few memories using our Celebrate the New Year free printable.
- Create a Wishing Wall. Write down all your wishes for the new year!
- Make these fun and silly paper plate noise makers.
- We love games and this is a great one to get your family talking!
- Watch home movies – a great way to remember all the fun stuff you did!
- Make this sparkling cotton candy drink – we’re sure it will be a hit!
- Play kids vs. adults in this kid-friendly Minute To Win It game!
What does you family do on New Year’s Eve? We’d love to hear your ideas!