Family and Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Events

With all the other festivities filling the month of December, it can be easy to forget the holiday that falls on the last day of the month. Make your plans now for New Year’s Eve! There are so many great places in Indianapolis to celebrate the new year with your family. Best of all, your littlest ones can join the party and still make it home for bedtime.

Indianapolis New Year’s Eve Events for Kids and Families

Check out this list of fun family-friendly events that will help you and your crew ring in the new year. Crank up Auld Lang Syne (The New Year’s Eve Song everyone doesn’t know they know), get ready for the confetti, and prepare for a great 2024.

All events are scheduled for December 31, 2023, unless otherwise noted.

Celebrate New Year's Eve with kids in Indianapolis.

Noon Year’s Eve

Lincoln Park
41 S 2nd Street, Zionsville
11:30 am-12:30 pm

Join the Zionsville Parks and Recreation Department at Winterfest to celebrate the New Year a little early with activities for all ages. Your family can raise a toast with some tasty juice, join in for a countdown to Noon, and party with your friends during this icy-themed celebration! Pre-registration is required.

Noon Year’s Eve

The Shops at Perry Crossing
2499 Perry Crossing Way, Plainfield
10:30 am-12:30 pm

Celebrate New Year’s Eve early with your little ones. Enter the Noon Year’s Eve party with style onto the red carpet for a fun photo opp. Indulge in sweet treats, play games, listen to the live DJ, enjoy the balloon drop, and have a dance party! X-Golf Plainfield will be on site with food and beverages from a full bar to purchase. This event is free.

Countdown to Noon

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis
10 am-2 pm

Join in a grand countdown at noon o’clock at The Children’s Museum! Grammy-nominated musician Zak Morgan will provide live music and lead countdowns at noon and 1 pm. Guests also have opportunities to create a family time capsule and learn about holiday traditions around the world. Entry is included with museum admission.

Noon Year’s Eve

Indianapolis Public Library – Lawrence Branch
7898 Hague Road, Indianapolis
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 10:30-12 pm

Ring in the new year a little early at noon on Saturday, December 30. The Lawrence Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library will host this family-friendly celebration that includes a special story time and a balloon drop. Guests will also enjoy activities, crafts, and games throughout the library.

Noon Year’s Eve/New Year’s Eve Skate Parties

3902 N Glen Arm Rd, Indianapolis
12-2:30 pm, 3-5:30 pm, 6-9 pm

Skateland is hosting three separate NYE events for the whole family. Each New Year’s Eve Party will have skating, music, food, and favors! Admission is $20 per person and includes your skate rental, pizza slice, small drink, 5 game credits, a noisemaker, a party hat, and an apple cider toast. All children 2-17 years old MUST wear skates at all times.

Early NYE Celebration

Dave & Busters
1251 US Hwy 31N, Greenwood
4-7 pm

New Years Eve at Dave & Buster’s is the place to be, with unforgettable entertainment, incredible bites worthy of being the last meal of the year, and Unlimited Video Game Play. Plus enjoy an all-ages ginger ale toast accompanied by a special video countdown. Grab tickets now and get ready to celebrate.


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New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Birthday Bash

Washington Township Parks & Rec Dept
435 Whipple Lane, Avon
5-7 pm

Get ready to kick off Washington Township’s Bicentennial Year with a bang! This exciting event is packed with entertainment, including a DJ, a photo booth to capture your memories, an assortment of snacks, and a wide array of activities for all ages to enjoy. The evening culminates in a dazzling fireworks display at 7 pm, ensuring that families can celebrate the start of the New Year together and return home safely. Don’t miss out on this memorable way to usher in Washington Township’s 200th year!

Family New Year’s Eve

Indiana State Museum
650 W. Washington, Indianapolis
6-8:30 pm

Kick off the festivities with face painting, music, a dance party, and more. Strike a pose at one of the photo ops, visit activity stations in the galleries, get your face painted, and make sure to ride the Snowfall Express train. End the night with a balloon drop and confetti celebration at 8 pm. Tickets are $18 for ages 3 and up, and members receive a 25% discount. Those using the Access Pass can purchase $8 tickets. Capacity is limited, so reserve your tickets today for Family New Year’s Eve!

As the holiday season comes to a close, make the most of this one last big celebration. Party with your favorite kids at one of these special events perfect for families and you can still book the babysitter for a New Year’s Eve date night. From all of us at Indy with Kids, we wish you a Happy New Year!

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