New Year’s Eve for Families in Huntsville

Getting a sitter on New Year’s is a challenge. Because of this next-to-impossible feat, you might think your New Year’s Eve celebrating days are done as a parent.

But not in Huntsville!

We’ve listed three opportunities below for you to get out with your family and ring in 2015 this Wednesday. All are kid-friendly, parent-approved, and tons of fun! The best part is, if you’re lucky enough to have scored a sitter, you can still party with your kids during the day and get them home in time for you to party with the grownups if you so choose.

SciQuest NYE


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New Year’s Eve at Noon

Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 9AM – 1PM
Cost: Included with general admission
Sci-Quest Hands On Science Center (map)

Your whole family can ring in 2015 with a rockin’ fun-filled New Year’s Eve party at Sci-Quest! Guests can look forward to decorating party hats and creating sparkly art projects. At Noon, there will be an apple juice toast and balloon drop! This family-friendly event is a great way to enjoy New Year’s festivities all before bedtime.

pump it up

New Year’s Eve Jump

Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 11AM – 1PM
Cost: $5 when you mention RCM!
Pump It Up of Huntsville (map)


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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? Join Pump It Up for Countdown to 2015! The celebration starts at 11AM and goes until 1PM. Let the kiddos ring in the New Year with their own special countdown. We will be counting down to NOON and then celebrating with GLOW. Don’t forget your socks! Ages 2-12. Parents play for free. A special price for RCM readers is $5 per child when you mention Rocket City Mom.

Moon drops final

New Year’s Eve Moon Drop & Rocket Launch

Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 6PM – Midnight
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park (map)


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This celebration is so cool we dedicated a whole post to it! Only in Huntsville will you find a MOON Drop & rocket launch instead of the traditional countdown to the NYE Ball Drop. This is a great family celebration if you have older kids or teens, and includes costumes, fireworks, AND a 15-foot rocket! Read more HERE.