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New Year’s Eve for Families in Huntsville

New Year’s Eve for Families in Huntsville

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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.

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Local New Year’s Eve Events for Kids & Families

Earlyworks Noon Ball Drop

Friday, Dec. 31 at Noon
Cost: $5-12
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…

TopGolf NYE
Cost: Package prices vary
More Info 

While they  won’t be hosting a full-on ticketed NYE event or fireworks this year, TopGolf will be open if your group wants to book a bay. Get more FAQs.

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Stars & Strikes
Cost: Starts at $20.22 per person
More Info 

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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DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details before they are posted in the Huntsville Weekend Roundup, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather.



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