Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Grand Rapids

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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 Kent District Library 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 2019 and celebrate New Year’s Eve with one of the fun activities listed below. We’re ready for you, 2020!

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Countdown to Happy Noon Year Online
Hosted by Kent District Library
Virtual Event
» December 31, 2020 | 11:30am
Celebrate the New Year in a unique way with crafts, projects and a livestream!

BAM! NYE Bowling Party Package
478 E 16th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» December 31, 2020 | 12pm-5pm
2 hours of bowling and shoe rentals, PLUS 4 $5-Arcade Play Cards. $79

New Years Eve Family Skate
Tarry Hall
3330 Fairlanes Ave., Grandville MI, 49418
» December 31, 2020 | 6:30-9:30pm
The annual New Year’s Eve Family Skate will be happening this year! Masks required, snack bar will be closed.

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 2019.
  • 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!

New Years Eve at home

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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