Where Kids Can Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Huntsville

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 2018, check out fun grownups-only things to do here and here.

That Netflix Countdown Though…

Netflix returns with 14 (!!!) New Year’s Eve countdowns on December 26. 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.

New Year’s Eve Events for Kids in Huntsville


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New Year’s Eve at Noon

Monday at 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Bailey Cove Library | More Info

Play games, create crafts to celebrate 2019, and have a light snack. All ages are welcome to ring in the New Year at Noon with this special countdown at the Library.

New Year’s Parent’s Night Out

Monday from 7PM – Midnight
Cost: Starts at $20
Alexander’s Martial Arts, Madison | More Info

Open to kids 5-12 years old, this PNO has the option of a sleepover and includes dinner, games, and glow-in-the-dark karate!

Bounce Into a New Year at Noon!

Monday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $12, RSVP online required
Pump It Up Huntsville | More Info

Kids can jump and play, count down to the new year at noon – complete with balloon drop – and then switch to a GLOW party!


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Skating in the Park Lil’ Ball Drop – Rescheduled

Monday from 8:00 – 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM – Midnight
Cost: $10-15 per person
Big Spring Park Rink | More Info

Rescheduled to Jan. 4th due to weather DJ Boskii will be at the Huntsville Museum of Art’s outdoor ice rink taking requests and counting down to ring in the New Year! There will be TWO simulated Ball Drops: one for kids & families at 8:00 PM and another for older skaters at midnight.

NOON Year’s Eve

Monday from 10 AM – 1 PM
Cost: $10 and up
Stars & Strikes | More Info

A family-friendly way to usher in the new year! Enjoy a prize-filled balloon drop, $20 worth of arcade game cards for $10 and an apple juice toast.


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Roller Skate All Night

Monday from 7PM – 6AM
Cost: $20
Roller Time Skate Center | More Info

The annual All Night Sk8 at Roller Time is happening again! It includes All-night skating, glow sticks & skate rental for $20.

Monday from 6PM – 2AM
Cost: $15-25
Insanity Skate Center | More Info

Black light skate party, balloon scramble, and a dance contest are just a few things at this NYE party.

Mars Masquerade for Grown-Ups

Sunday 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Cost: $65
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Definitely NOT a kid event and not even near free, but a very unique NYE event in the Rocket City you won’t forget! Book your sitter now.

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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