Grand Rapids Includes Kids in New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Are you looking for a little New Year’s Eve Fun for your family this year? Don’t worry – you can celebrate 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.

One neat event is Countdown to Happy Noon Year at various KDL branches.

Countdown to “Happy Noon” Year! at the KDL’s Around Greater Grand Rapids

Location: KDL’s Alto, Byron Twp, Caledonia, Cascade, Comstock Park, Gaines, Kentwood, Krause, Nelson, Plainfield
We’re giving kids an exciting way to ring in 2018 with a countdown, noisemakers, crafts and fun — at an hour that won’t keep them up way past their bedtimes.
Time: Saturday, December 30, 11:30 am

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

Help your kids close out 2017 with one of the fun activities listed below. 2018, we’re ready for you!

 

Saturday December 30, 2017

New Year's Luau! at Holland Aquatic Center

Location: Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland
Join us Saturday, December 30 for our annual New Year's Luau! Enjoy fun, games, prizes, countdown and a ball drop! Save the Date and stay tuned for more details! Admission: Standard: $8.00 HPSD Resident: $6.25 HCAC Members: FREE! *Sorry, no free passes for this event
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Noon Year's Eve Party at Allendale Township Library

Location: Allendale Township Library – 6175 Library Ln Allendale
Join us for an hour of celebrating the upcoming year! We'll play some games, eat some party food, and countdown to the new year! All ages of children welcome. Please sign up at http://allendalelibrary2.evanced.info/signup/calendar or by calling 616-895-4178.
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sunday December 31, 2017

Family Rockin' New Years Party at BAM! in Holland

Location: BAM! – 478 E 16th Street Holland
Unlimited Rock & Glow Bowling (bumpers available on every lane), Free shoe rental, four $5 arcade game cards, 1 large cheese or pepperoni pizza, pitcher of pop, & party favors! Up to 6 bowlers per lane Choose the 2 hour party time that works the best for you: 9:30-11:30am, 12pm-2pm, [...]
Time: 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

New Year's Early Eve at Holland Area Arts Council

Location: Holland Area Arts Council – 150 E. 8th Street Holland
THE STUDIO New Year’s Early Eve Party for kids! Drop in open-house style or stay the whole time (but don't miss the balloon drop at noon!). Party hats, noisemakers and a puppet show. Play games, make crafts with other kids and eat treats. Let's celebrate the New Year with creativity! [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Noon Years Eve at Forever Curious Children's Museum

Location: Forever Curious Children’s Museum – 202 East Main Street Fennville
Our annual Countdown to Noon is one of the most popular events of the year, with special treats, games, dancing and a balloon drop at 12 pm sharp.
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Star Wars New Years Eve Roller Skating Celebration at Jumpin' Jupiter Skate & Fun Center (Muskegon)

Location: Jumpin’ Jupiter Skate & Fun Center – 1775 Evanston Ave Muskegon
Steer clear of the dark side on Sunday, December 31st and join us….. in a galaxy far...far… away for an out of this world Star Wars New Years Eve celebration! Live and in person— Cheewwwwwbbbacccccaaaaa and Storm Trooper...DJ Darth Fader will be spinnin’ the galactic tunes! Fun time for the [...]
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

NYE Celebration!! at Kentwood Fun Spot

Location: Kentwood Fun Spot – 14 52nd St SE Kentwood
Ballon Drop! $25 Ticket Admission & Rental Includes: Pizza Pop Prizes
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New Years Eve Party at Craig's Cruisers

Location: Craig’s Cruisers – Wyoming – 5730 Clyde Park SW Wyoming
EXCLUSIVE EVENT – WRISTBANDS ARE REQUIRED & GUESTS UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE REQUIRE AN ADULT CHAPERONE. 2 Parties – 4 PM – 8 PM OR 9 PM – 1 AM $26.99 per person (plus tax) Tickets include: – Buffet Access for 3 Hours – Unlimited Indoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, [...]
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

GRCM’s New Year’s Early Eve!

Location: Grand Rapids Children’s Museum – 11 Sheldon Ave NE Grand Rapids
Celebrate the New Year at GRCM’s New Year’s Early Eve! The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum invites you to the annual New Year’s Early Eve party, Saturday, December 31st, 6:00-8:00pm, with our famous countdown and balloon drop presented by Celebration! Cinema at 7:30! A guest favorite, New Year’s Early Eve is [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

GRKids.com Night with the Griffins- NEW YEAR'S EVE! Plus PROMO CODE

Location: Van Andel Arena – 130 Fulton St W Grand Rapids
GRKids.com and the Grand Rapids Griffins have teamed up to offer out a special discount for all the GRKids.com families for the Griffins annual New Year’s Eve game! Through this special offer, GRKids.com families can save $5 off the day of game price – plus, pay no service fees! PROMO CODE: [...]
Time: 6:00 pm

New Year's Early Eve at Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Location: GRCM – Grand Rapids Children’s Museum – 11 Sheldon Ave Grand Rapids
Play your way into 2018! Celebrate New Year's Eve with GRCM!  Make a noisemaker, create a resolution wand, and dance and play your way into the New Year at GRCM's annual New Year's Early Eve party!  December 31st, 6:00pm-8:00pm with a countdown and the Celebration! Cinema balloon drop at 7:30! [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

New Years Eve Parent's Night Out at BattleGR

Location: BattleGR – 4735 Lake Michigan Dr NW Grand Rapids
Kids Play Laser Tag While the Parents Go Out! Looking for a way to entertain your kids but still be able to enjoy your New Year’s Eve party…Bring your kids to BattleGR Laser Tag for a New Year’s Eve your kids will talk about all year long. We will have [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 12:45 am

NYE Celebration!! at Kentwood Fun Spot

Location: Kentwood Fun Spot – 14 52nd St SE Kentwood
Ballon Drop! $25 Ticket Admission & Rental Includes: Pizza Pop Prizes
Time: 7:00 pm - 1:00 am

NYE! 2018

Location: Riverfront Plaza – Riverfront Plaza Allegan
Step aside Times Square NYC – the Allegan Riverfront will be the place to ring in the new year! Fly over the Kalamazoo River at night and count down as the ball drops at the first annual NYE celebration in Downtown Allegan! Positively Allegan and Allegan Event Z!P will be [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

New Years Eve Party at Craig's Cruisers

Location: Craig’s Cruisers – Wyoming – 5730 Clyde Park SW Wyoming
EXCLUSIVE EVENT – WRISTBANDS ARE REQUIRED & GUESTS UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE REQUIRE AN ADULT CHAPERONE. 2 Parties – 4 PM – 8 PM OR 9 PM – 1 AM $26.99 per person (plus tax) Tickets include: – Buffet Access for 3 Hours – Unlimited Indoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, [...]
Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Fun at Home on New Year’s Eve

Do you just want to have a nice evening at home? Try these ideas for some fun:

  • Make a fun chocolate fondue and dip marshmallows, fruit, and pretzels. Talk about all the great things that happened in 2017.
  • 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, take more family walks together.
  • 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!

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6 Comments

  1. Kent District Library December 20, 2016 at 9:07 am - Reply

    KDL’s Happy Noon Year events all start at 11:30 AM. Can you please correct? Thanks!

    • Kristi Hertstein December 20, 2016 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you for letting us know! That time has been updated!

  2. Courtney Ziomkowski via Facebook December 29, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Amanda Richelle Bishop

  3. JulieB December 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    We have some fun at home traditions we love! We fill the dining table with crafty things to make your own paper New Year’s hat – for everyone including adults. And then we also have an icecream sundae bar and board games. So fun with all the cousins together!

  4. Deanna December 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum also has a New Years Eve activity. I’m not sure what time though.

  5. Julie Emiley Ralston via Facebook December 23, 2015 at 6:47 am - Reply

    KDLs Happy Noon year events are at 11:30, not 11:00. 🙂

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