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 2021, 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
Friday, 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
Friday, Dec. 31 from 8:30 – 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM – Midnight
Cost: $10-15 per person
Big Spring Park Rink | More Info
DJ Boskii and LED-Orange will be at the Huntsville Museum of Art’s outdoor ice rink taking requests, putting on an awesome light show, and counting down to ring in the New Year! There will be TWO simulated Ball Drops: an early one for kids & families at 8:30 PM and another Glow Up ball drop for older skaters at midnight. Sparkling cider will be served at both!
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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