Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations

New Year’s Eve takes on a different meaning when you have family members of all ages in your entourage.  Older family members may prioritize ease of mobility while kids will want to be entertained.  The trick is to find fun events that everyone can enjoy.

There is an increasing trend of day-time kid friendly events happening on New Year’s Eve weekend 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 @ Skate Park

Skate into 2024 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.

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New Year’s Celebrations @ San Marcos

Celebrate 2024 at the Meadows Center’s New Year Celebrations Family Fun Day! Enjoy crafts and activities from different New Year celebrations from all around the world.

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Dallas, TX


New Year’s Eve Double @ Allen Park

The New Years Double is an annual long-distance running event held in Allen, state of Texas, USA. The official name of the event is New Years Double. Up to 900 athletes participate in the marathon race and other competitions. In 2023,62 runners completed the marathon, and 235 finished the half marathon in two days

Two days of running events (New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day) take place in Celebration Park of Allen, featuring a marathon, half marathon, and a 5km race.

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Loop The Lake @ White Rock Lake

It’s the 20th Annual New Year’s Eve Loop-the-Lake Run!  All proceeds benefit the nonprofit, Marathon Kids.  Lace up your shoes and join us on December 31st at White Rock Ale House. The run starts at 7 am.

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit, Marathon Kids! *See information below about their amazing organization*This run is 1 ten mile loop around White Rock Lake.  Now, 18 years later, the White Rock Lake Run brings the Dallas community together every New Year’s Eve, and Loop the Lake Foundation has raised over $123,000 for Marathon Kids.

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Houston, TX


New Years Family Celebration @ Kemah Boardwalk

Ring in the New Year with family fun, a special kids’ countdown celebration, and fireworks!  Visit the Kemah Boardwalk and enjoy rides, games, shopping, live entertainment & a variety of fantastic waterfront restaurants. THE FRESHEST CATCH IN FAMILY FUN © with amusement rides, free concerts and festivals all year long!

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Texas Marathon @ Kingwood

With the theme of mobility, our race bridges a connection between a runners dream of finishing a marathon with the dream of a wheelchair for disabled children. On a cold New Year’s Day, our event will provide warmth for the less fortunate and produce opportunities for orphans worldwide.

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Sharky’s New Year’s Eve @ Downtown Aquarium

Ring in the New Year with our mascot, Sharkey! Celebrate with a delicious buffet, balloon drop, contests & giveaways for the kids!

Downtown Aquarium is a magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex filled with a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 300 species of aquatic life from around the globe. With a full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, a fully equipped ballroom, aquatic & geographic exhibits, shopping and a variety of amusements, Downtown Aquarium has it all!  New Year’s Eve Reservations Required.

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San Antonio, TX

Rockin New Years Celebration @ Six Flags

Celebrate the end of the year with fireworks and the biggest thrills in Texas!

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, formerly known simply as Fiesta Texas, is a theme park located in Northwest San Antonio.

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Free Family Night @ DoSeUm

Free Family Nights are the FIRST Monday of the Month.

A link for ticket reservations will be posted on this page at 8:00 AM, the morning of Free Family Night. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP is required for all Guests – including Members.

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New Year’s Eve Pic Party @ Selfie Museum

VIP experience from 10 pm till 1 am in the heart of San Antonio, just a few steps away from the River Walk and fireworks! Enjoy live music with a DJ, groups of 5 receive a complimentary bottle of Bubbly and drink specials for everyone throughout the night! Capture this amazing celebration at the most instagrammable place in the nation – Texas Selfie Museum!

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