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 2019, 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
New Year’s Eve at Noon
Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 11:00 AM
Bailey Cove Library | More Info
Play games, create crafts to celebrate a new decade, 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 Eve Open Gym Time for Kids
Tuesday from 12:15-1:15 PM and 1:30-3:00 PM
The Matrix Gym | More Info
Open to kids 5 years old and under, this Whiz Kids gym session will make sure they’re tired later on tonight! Ages 6-12 has an Open Gym session at 1:30 PM.
Noon Year’s Eve Party for Kids
Tuesday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $12 per child
Pump It Up | More Info
Three hours of jumping fun with a countdown and a balloon drop at Noon. After that it’s lights off for the Glow Bounce session!
Big Screen Ball Drop
Tuesday from 5:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Cost: FREE admission, bring $ for food & drink
Stovehouse | More Info
They’ll have the campus lit up and festive indoor and out. The Ball Drop will be on the big screen so you can snuggle under the heaters or around the fire pits and get the new year started off right!
Family NYE Paint Session
Tuesday at 1:00 PM
Cost: $25 per canvas
Spirited Art Huntsville | More Info
Kids ages 5+ and their families can paint an iconic Big Spring Park scene together this New Year’s Eve! Afterwards, grab a bite of dinner and then head over to the actual Bi Spring Park for…
Skating in the Park Lil’ Ball Drop
Tuesday 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 8:00 PM and another for older skaters at midnight.
Roller Skate All Night
Tuesday from 7PM – 1AM
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.
Tuesday from 11AM – 1AM
Insanity Skate Center | More Info
Black light skate party, eight balloon drops, and a trucking contest are just a few things at this NYE party. They also have rock climbing and laser tag.
Great Celebrations for Groups…
Cost: Packages start at $240 for 6 people
All NYE packages include unlimited game play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for up to six guests, front row seats to a midnight fireworks show and party favors to go along with our glow-in-the-dark theme for the night. Get more FAQs.
Stars & Strikes
Cost: Starts at $229 for 8 people
Includes unlimited bowling & shoe rental, $5 game card for each person, laser tag, pizza, wings, nachos, & more!
Mars Masquerade for Grown-Ups
Tuesday 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM
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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