Is midnight laughable in your house? If everyone is down for the count by 10PM (or earlier!) why not consider celebrating a little early? Or maybe your older child is super PUMPED about spending New Year’s Eve with friends… AWAY from parents. We’ve put together a great list of Huntsville events that are kid-friendly for New Year’s Eve.
Of course, you could always stay home and plan your own NYE Party with your kids… here are some great ideas for that too! But if you’re lucky enough to have a sitter for the last night of 2022, check out fun grownups-only things to do here and here.
That Netflix Countdown Though…
Netflix returns with their annual New Year’s Eve countdown for kids. If you are one of the 74% of parents letting their kids stay up a little later this one special night of the year, let the ball drop whenever you want with new characters from animated series like Pinky Malinky, Super Monsters, Boss Baby and Motown Magic.
Local New Year’s Eve Events for Kids & Families
Earlyworks Noon Ball Drop
Saturday, Dec. 31 at Noon
Earlyworks Children’s Museum | More Info
Celebrate NYE at noon at our favorite children’s museum! Kids will get noise makers for the Noon countdown and can visit with Biscuit in his backyard from 12-2 PM. You must purchase tickets in advance online here. $5 / Toddler; $10 / Youth (ages 4-17) and Senior (55+); $12 / Adults
Skating in the Park Lil’ Ball Drop
Saturday, Dec. 31 from 8:30 – 9:00 PM
Cost: $10-15 per person
Big Spring Park Rink | More Info
Skate into a New Year! Ring in 2023 at Skating in the Park with a ball drop at 8:30 p.m. The evening will have fun for the entire family. Skate along to live music by Metropolitan Disc Jockey, starting at 7 p.m. The ball drop at 8:30 p.m. will allow skaters of all ages to ring in the new year. The rink is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
New Year’s at Noon: A Family-Friendly Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 31 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: Free, with extra activities available.
The Orion Amphitheater | More Info
It’s time to ring in the Noon Year! Head to the Orion’s campus for a celebration the entire family will enjoy! There will be bingo with prizes, a singalong with Karen Newsum, face painting, bounce houses, party favors & noise makers, and more!
Happy Noon Year at Stars & Strikes
Saturday, Dec. 31 from 10 AM – 1 PM
Cost: Free admission, with specials available for activities.
Stars and Strikes | More Info
Throw Your Own Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party
Your House | Get Our NYE Ideas
Lots of families will be ringing in a new year at home, and we have put together some awesome ideas you can use for your party that the kids will love!
Great Celebrations for Groups…
Stars & Strikes
Cost: Starts at $20.22 per person
Includes 3 hours of unlimited Video Game Play, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, and Virtual Reality.
What Attractions Are Closed New Year’s Day?
- Alabama Constitution Village
- Burritt on the Mountain
- EarlyWorks Children’s Museum
- Huntsville Botanical Garden
- Historic Huntsville Depot
- Huntsville/Madison County Visitor Center
- Huntsville Museum of Art
- Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
- U.S. Space & Rocket Center
- U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
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