New Year’s Eve Celebrations for Families in GR

Are you looking for a little New Year’s Eve fun for your family this year? Don’t worry – you can celebrate New Year’s Eve with the kids and still get them to bed on time. Read on to find kid approved events all over West Michigan to help you ring in the New Year.

Kent District Library is giving families a fun opportunity to celebrate New Year’s Eve and not keep kids up way past their bedtimes. Come celebrate Happy Noon Year at a KDL branch near you! Ring in 2019 with a countdown , noisemakers, crafts, and fun–at 11:30 AM. A little mid-day New Year’s Eve fun is perfect for my young kids.

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More Ideas for New Year’s Eve Fun on the Town

Help your kids close out 2018 and celebrate New Year’s Eve with one of the fun activities listed below. We’re ready for you, 2019!

Monday December 31, 2018

Family New Year's Eve Parties at BAM!

Location: BAM! – 478 E 16th Street Holland
A Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Party for everyone! Choose the 2-Hour Party that works best for you. -Unlimited Rock & Glow Bowling (bumpers on every lane) -Free Shoe Rental -Four $5 Arcade Game Cards -One Large Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza -Pitcher of Pop -Party Favors Up to 6 Bowlers Per [...]
Time: 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

Countdown to Noon

Location: Air Zoo – 6151 Portage Rd Portage
Want to celebrate the beginning of 2019 but can’t stay up until midnight? Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Countdown to Noon balloon drop, face painting and take-home party hats and noise makers. Happy New Year! Monday, December 31st, 11 am - 3 pm. Balloon drop at high noon! Cost: [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Noon Year's Eve

Location: Forever Curious Children’s Museum – 202 East Main Street Fennville
Party like it's midnight at this kid-friendly New Year celebration, featuring confetti slime, crafts, music, games and refreshments. You won't want to miss the noontime balloon drop! Admission: $5 per person; $3 for members; free for babies 12 months and younger
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Noon Years Eve at Ecobuns

Location: EcoBuns Baby + Co. – 12330 James St. Suite A50 Holland
Don't wait till Midnight to ring in the New Year with your little ones! Celebrate with us at NOON on New Year's Eve! Join us for juice, treats, confetti, and a Noon Ball Drop!
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Countdown to Happy Noon Year!

Location: KDL Caledonia Township Branch Library – 6260 92nd St. Caledonia
We're giving kids an exciting way to ring in 2019 with a countdown, noisemakers, crafts and fun -- at an hour that won't keep them up way past their bedtimes.
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

New Year's Eve in the Haven

Location: Downtown South Haven- Phoenix St. – Phoenix Street South Haven
Bring in 2019 in the heart of downtown South Haven. We are clearing the streets, so you can mingle in the square and stay up late enjoying music, dancing, ice skating, special features from local restaurants, party favors and a special midnight surprise! Party in the Streets of South Haven [...]
Time: 4:30 pm - 11:59 pm

New Year's Early Eve

Location: Grand Rapids Children’s Museum – 11 Sheldon Ave NE Grand Rapids
Don't miss this annual celebration to ring in the new year with your little ones. The celebration will include: Kid-friendly appetizers Sparkling juice bar Celebratory crafts DJ, music and dancing Noisemakers, party hats, confetti and FUN 7:30 p.m., Balloon drop
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

New Year's Eve Family Party

Location: Double JJ Resort – 5900 Water Rd Rothbury
Experience the Double JJ Family Fun Party this New Year's! Included with the party: -Indoor Water Park Access w/ Live DJ -Beach Ball Drop -Pizza and Salad Buffet -Mechanical Bull Pass -Karaoke -Arts & Crafts -Family Friendly Movies -Snow Tubing Hill Pass* All for just $30/person or $100 for a [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Save $4 on Griffins Home Game- NYE and FIREWORKS Game

Location: Van Andel Arena – 130 Fulton St W Grand Rapids

Time: 6:00 pm

New Year's Eve Skate

Location: Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink – 3330 Fairlanes Avenue Grandville
Monday, Dec. 31st from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Family skating for all ages. $8.00 with wristband for food or $5.00 to just skate. Food options, hot dog/brat, chips, beans, pizza, cookie and pop. Includes all skate rental.
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

New Year's Roller Skating Party

Location: Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink – 3330 Fairlanes Avenue Grandville
New Year's Eve skating party for the family.  $8.00 per skater includes food and drinks or pay just $5.00 to skate.  All skate rental is included.
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Allegan New Years Eve! 2019

Location: Riverfront Plaza – Riverfront Plaza Allegan
The best place to ring in the New Year in Michigan is Downtown Allegan, boasting the largest New Year's Eve ball drop in the state! Positively Allegan promises two times the fun at the second annual NYE! celebration on the Allegan Riverfront on Monday, December 31st, 2018. The free New [...]
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

NYE Celebration

Location: Kentwood Fun Spot – 14 52nd St SE Kentwood
Celebrate the end of the year at The Fun Spot. Includes Admission, regular skate rental, pizza, pop, Balloon drop, games, prizes, fun, and of course lots of roller skating! Pre Order tickets here
Time: 8:00 pm

NYE Celebration

Location: Byron Center Fun Spot – 3651 84th St SW Byron Center
An All Nighter New Years Eve Skating Celebration! $15 per person includes: Admission, regular skate rental, pizza, pop, balloon drop at midnight, games, prizes, and of course lots of roller skating. Pre Order tickets here
Time: 8:00 pm

Altitude Trampoline Park New Year's Eve Lock-In

Location: Altitude Trampoline Park – 3495 Alpine Avenue NW Walker
This NYE, plan on dropping your kids off at Altitude for our NYE Lock-In -- December 31st, 9pm-1am. We'll have basketball, dodgeball, glow sticks, pizza, and so much more...not to mention 4 hours of fun on wall-to-wall trampolines! Ages 10+ welcome. Ages 8-9 welcome w/ older sibling. Tickets are just [...]
Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Grand Haven NYE Ball Drop & Fireworks

Location: Downtown Grand Haven- Washington Ave. – Washington Ave. Grand Haven
Celebrate the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 by watching the ball drop in downtown Grand Haven! Gather along Washington Avenue & 1st Street in downtown before the stroke of midnight – all ages welcome. Stay for the fireworks after the ball drop! Presented by the City of [...]
Time: 11:45 pm


Location: Coral Gables – 220 Water St Saugatuck
Join us in downtown Saugatuck as we bring the new year in with our traditional parties and fireworks!
Time: 11:59 pm

Fun at Home on New Year’s Eve

Do you just want to have a nice evening at home? Try these ideas for New Year’s Eve family fun:

  • Make a fun chocolate fondue and dip marshmallows, fruit, and pretzels. Talk about all the great things that happened in 2018.
  • Pop some popcorn and watch the ball drop in Times Square.
  • Make a family New Year’s Resolution list. Some things on my list: be kind, take advantage of our Meijer Gardens membership, don’t say yes to everything, and take more family walks together.
  • Netflix offers several New Year’s Eve countdown videos–this means you can ring in the “New Year” as a family with apple juice at 8:00 PM and tuck the kids in bed.
  • Go for a nighttime hike or walk around your neighborhood. Use a headlamp or flashlight to stay safe and let the kids get decked out in glow sticks.
  • Finish up some of those holiday crafts you never got to. Did you know that GRKIDS has a Pinterest board? Check out our Create it Mom Board and our Chef Mom Board!

It doesn’t really matter what you do–it’s just fun to have a family New Year’s Eve tradition, even when you don’t leave the house.

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