30 Local New Jersey New Years Eve Events for Kids

Posted on: December 10th, 2019 by

Once again we’re happy to share with you our annual listing of local New Year’s Eve events for families in New Jersey. They’re a great way to ring in the new year with your kids by your side. When my boys were younger the thought of them staying up until midnight was exhausting, so New Year’s Eve events for families that rang in the new year a few hours early were always a welcome change! Now that the kids are a bit older, we might try something different like a New Year’s Eve overnight stay on The Battleship New Jersey (see below for more details on how you can stay there too!). New Year’s Eve with kids has never been so much fun!

 

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How do you ring in the New Year with your kids?

In addition to the fun family activities listed below, there are tons of other ways to spend your New Year’s Eve as well! Not sure what to do? Try some of these ideas:

  • Celebrate the New Year at noon with noisemakers and party food.
  • Have a movie marathon until midnight where everyone gets to pick their favorite movie to watch together.
  • Take a walk around the block or stargaze in your backyard.
  • Make a memory jar of your family’s favorite memories from the year.
  • Have a special dinner where everyone gets to eat their favorite foods.

 

Heading Out for New Year’s Eve with Kids

Are you looking for local New Year’s Eve events for families? Do you want to attend a New Year’s Eve event in New Jersey where kids are welcome? Check out the listings below! No matter where you live in New Jersey there’s something fun for your family to do!

 

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Planning Ahead for New Year’s Eve with Kids

To make your New Year’s Eve special for you and your family we are sharing our listing of local New Jersey New Year’s Eve events that are FAMILY FRIENDLY.

 

There is a charge for attending some of these events and some may require advance tickets. Check the links for more detailed information and a complete schedule of what New Year’s activities they are offering for kids and families.

 

Local New Year’s Eve Events for Families

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New Jersey New Year’s Eve Events for Families

Let’s start with New Jersey local New Year’s Eve events for families. Events in italics are being confirmed for 2019.

 

8 North Jersey New Year’s Eve Events for Families

  • Clifton New Year’s Eve event – Join Shannon Rose for a family celebration as the clock strikes midnight in Dublin. Celebrate 4 pm – 7 pm with face painters, bagpipers, balloons, and a celebratory toast. Space is limited. Reservations required. More information at http://www.theshannonrose.com.

 

 

  • Florham Park New Year’s Eve event – Funplex, Tuesday 10 AM – 10 PM. Purchase an extreme band or FunBand and receive a ticket for a free dinner. Balloon drop at 8 PM. For more information check their website, http://www.thefunplex.com.

 

  • Madison New Year’s Eve event – Stryxe Madison New Year’s Eve Family Fun, 3 hours of bowling and a special menu. Tuesday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, and 9:30-12:30 am Stryxe Madison (bowling), Learn more at their site http://www.stryxe.com.

 

  • Morristown New Year’s Eve event – First Night Morris County, Tuesday, 4:45 pm to midnight, Over 40 performances including two fireworks shows (9:15 pm and midnight). A complimentary shuttle and free parking is available. Early bird special before 12/21, Learn more at their site http://www.firstnightmorris.com.

 

  • Ramsey New Year’s Eve event – Join Shannon Rose for a family celebration as the clock strikes midnight in Dublin. Celebrate 4 pm – 7 pm with face painters, bagpipers, balloons, and a celebratory toast. Space is limited. Reservations required. More information at http://www.theshannonrose.com.

 

  • Sparta New Year’s Eve event – At either 5 PM and 7 PM head to Sparta Lanes for 2 hours of bowling and a mock countdown for the kids. More information on their Facebook page.

 

  • West Orange New Year’s Eve event – Holiday Lights Spectacular, Turtle Back Zoo. Walk through the zoo and admire the lights, with other special events happening throughout the zoo. Free admission, open from 5 PM – 9 PM. Turtle Back Zoo is open rain or shine. Learn more on our New Jersey Calendar of Events Listing.

 

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3 Central New Jersey New Year’s Eve Events for Families

  • Freehold New Year’s Eve Event – Ring in the New Year at iPlay America’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration! Bring the entire family and enjoy a night of rides, party favors, games, live DJ, and giveaways! There will be confetti cannons at midnight as you watch the ball drop on their many large screens and monitors! Admission starts at $39.99. Learn more on our New Jersey Calendar of Events listing.

 

  • Long Branch New Year’s Eve event  – Pier Village, Tuesday. Ice skating from 10 am – 10 pm, and fireworks at 9 pm. For more information see our New Jersey Calendar of Events listing.

 

  • New Brunswick New Year’s Eve event – Fireworks at the Heldrich Hotel Tuesday at midnight.  Find out more on our New Jersey Calendar of Events.

 

19 South Jersey New Year’s Eve Events for Families

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    Atlantic City New Year’s Eve event – Fireworks on the Boardwalk, Tuesday 9 pm, Free. Learn more on our New Jersey Calendar of Events listing.

 

  • Berlin New Year’s Eve event – Midnight at the Oasis Party!, Tuesday 7 pm – 12:30 am., Sahara Sam’s Indoor & Outdoor Water Park, $68.99. Learn more on our New Jersey Calendar of Events listing.

 

  • Brick New Year’s Eve event – D Fitness Studio gets your kids NYE ready with hair nails and makeup, and pizza, snacks and crafts! Tuesday at 11 am. More information is available at their Facebook page.

 

  • Camden New Year’s Eve events – Camden has several local New Year’s Eve events for families.
    • A Family Overnight on the Battleship! Tuesday December 31, 2019 at 5:00 pm – January 1, 2019 at 10 am, Battleship New Jersey, $79 per person. Learn more on their site http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org.

 

    • Fireworks on the Battleship New Jersey, Tuesday December 31, 6 pm OR 12 am midnight, Battleship New Jersey, $10 per person. Learn more on their site http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org.

 

    • New Year’s Eve Splash, Adventure Aquarium. Enjoy extended hours to 6 pm on Tuesday. There will be dance parties, and you’re in the perfect location to see the fireworks on the Delaware River later that evening. Learn more on their website.

 

Take a look at a short part of the Camden New Year’s Eve fireworks show we’ve seen in the past.

 

  • Cherry Hill New Year’s Eve events

 

    • ISC, Tuesday 11 AM and 2:30 PM. $12/person includes roller skating and pizza, countdown and prizes! Learn more on their Facebook page.

 

  • Collingswood New Year’s Eve event – The Pop Shop, Kazoo Parade with the Mummers. Tuesday 4:30, complimentary cookies and a countdown! Learn more on our New Jersey Calendar of Events.

 

  • Deptford New Year’s Eve event – Kids Daytime NYE Party, Tuesday 11 am – 2 pm or 2:30 – 5:30 pm, Deptford Skating Center, $20 admission. Learn more on their website http://www.dscdeptford.com.

 

  • Hammonton New Year’s Eve event- In Downtown Hammonton, in front of Town Hall at 100 Central Avenue when the town clock strikes midnight the Giant Blueberry will drop! The free event starts at 10 pm Tuesday RAIN OR SHINE. Get more details in this calendar listing.

 

  • Medford New Year’s Eve event – Tuesday 10:30 AM, The ARTery offers a party with art projects, balloon drop and music. Must sign up. Learn more on their Facebook page.

 

  • Mount Laurel New Year’s Eve event – Funplex, Tuesday 10 am – 10 pm. Purchase an extreme band or FunBand and receive a ticket for a free dinner. Balloon drop at 8 PM. For more information visit http://www.thefunplex.com.

 

  • Ocean City New Year’s Eve event – First Night Ocean City ($20 per person), Tuesday 3:45 pm, Activities are spread out over more than 10 locations and run from 4 pm to 12 am when fireworks occur. There’s music, rides, shows, and more. Learn more at their site http://www.firstnightocnj.com.

 

 

  • Seaside Heights New Year’s Eve events – First Night Ocean County, Tuesday Activities start at 12 pm, Fireworks at 5 pm, Businesses and arcades on the Boardwalk, Learn more on our New Jersey Calendar of Events listing.

 

  • Toms River New Year’s Eve events
    • Mellow Mushroom kids party with 2 seatings starting at 2 PM Tuesday. Reservations are required. Find out more on their website http://www.mellowmushroom.com.

 

    • Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Tuesday 9:30 AM (sensory friendly showing), 11 AM and 1 PM, Noon Years Eve party and show, tickets are $10. Visit their website http://www.ocean.edu/planetarium for more information.

 

  • Wildwood New Year’s Eve event – Mudhen Brewing Company offers a milk and cookies toast at 6 PM, along with games, crafts, music and more. Visit their Facebook event for more information.

 

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Philadelphia New Year’s Eve Events for Families

These local New Year’s Eve events for families are in the Philadelphia area.

  • Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront, Penns Landing, Fireworks Tuesday at 6 pm and Midnight. Free, Learn more at  http://www.visitphilly.com.

 

  • Franklin Square Holiday Festival, Enjoy free music and crafts beginning before the Square Drop from atop SquareBurger at 6 pm and Sugar House New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, viewable from the Square. Electrical Spectacle is a free light show that illuminates the Square nightly through December 31. The indoor Franklin Square Pavilion will host a Kids’ Dance Party until 8 pm for the final Electrical Spectacle of 2019. Find out more at http://www.historicphiladelphia.org.

 

  • Please Touch Museum Annual Countdown to Noon Celebration, Tuesday, open 9 am – 3 pm, Ball drops at 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm. Learn more at their site http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org.

 

 

If you prefer to celebrate New Year’s Eve at home with your kids or go out the next day, no worries. We can help. Click over to our Fun New Years Eve Ideas for Kids or our listing of New Year’s Day Events for Families in New Jersey.

 

Tell us! How will you celebrate New Year’s Eve with your kids? Will you attend one of these local New Year’s Eve events for families in New Jersey? Will you stay home? Or will you do something else?

 

Planning to go out for New Year’s Day?

 

Click over to our listing of local New Year’s Day events for families.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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