Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations

New Year’s Eve takes on a different meaning when you have kids.  You might think your big night to welcome the New Year is gone.  It’s not!  Your best nights are in front of you.

It can be fun to celebrate New Year’s Eve with family.  It can can an incredible adventure to ring in the new year with friends at a glamours party.  You can do both.

There is an increasing trend of kid friendly events happening during the day on December 31st and January 1st around Texas.  Before you get dressed up to attend the best parties in Texas with you’re friends, here are some great ideas to make New Year’s Eve special for the whole family.


Balloon Drop New Year

(Austin, TX)

Skate into 2023 at Playland Skate Park for their family friendly balloon drop. Enjoy New Years Eve with the whole family at the skating rink! There will be party favors while supplies last!

Playland Skate Park is a true Austin original that has entertained families and skate enthusiasts since 1973.  It’s an extra large skating facility at 27,500 square feet is Austin’s largest and finest. They provide children and adults a safe, fun, clean and entertaining roller skating experience.

General skate session from noon – 6pm

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Reunion Tower Fireworks

(Dallas, TX)

For the seventh year, Reunion Tower is bringing a Texas-sized New Year’s Eve event to Dallas. The fireworks spectacular will benefit Children’s Health via the Reunion Tower NYE Foundation again this year. Reunion Tower Over The Top NYE is the only 360-degree, panoramic fireworks spectacular in the Central time zone and will light up the Dallas sky starting at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022.

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Epic Family New Year

(Grand Prarie, TX)

This community family party will be complete with circus and aerial performances, hula dancing, interactive games and much more, America’s favorite Epic Family New Year will be a celebration to remember!

Add to your New Year’s Eve experience with a special Hawaiian themed dinner including a pig on a spit, pulled pork sliders, baby back ribs, coconut shrimp, and delicious mini pineapple upside-down cupcakes!

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NOON Year’s Eve

(Houston, TX)

Celebrate the last day of 2022 with a live music concert on Saturday, December 31, from 3 – 8 PM. Start the afternoon with Jon David Finney, a CITYCENTRE favorite! Enjoy all his great hits from 3 – 4:30 PM before the Mockingbirds take the stage from 5 – 8 PM.

Capture a new memory at the LuckyShots photo booth all day long. It’s going to be a fantastic evening of music and celebration for all ages to enjoy before venturing into Houston to view fireworks. CITYCENTRE will not have a fireworks show on New Year’s Eve. Parking is free on all upper levels of all 3 garages.

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High Noon Countdown

(The Woodlands, TX)

Get ready for a kid friendly countdown celebration at The Woodlands Children’s Museum.  The New Year’s Eve party designed for the little ones! “Pop” in the New Year with us as we celebrate making New Year hats and creative art projects.

$10 for ages one and older. Pre Purchase of admission is advised.
9:30am-11:00am, 11:45am-1:15pm, 2:00pm-3:30pm

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