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 2023.

All events are scheduled for December 31, 2022.


Noon Year’s Eve

Mulberry Fields Park
9645 Whitestown Road, 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! 

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, watch a magic show, enjoy the balloon drop, and have a dance party! Tickets are FREE, but you need to RSVP.

Countdown to Noon

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis
10 am-1:30 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/New Year’s Eve Skate Parties

3902 N Glen Arm Rd, Indianapolis
12-2:30 pm, 3-5 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 $15 per person and includes your skate rental, a noisemaker, a party hat, and an apple cider toast. All children 2-17 years old MUST wear skates at all times.

Family New Year’s Eve: Sparkle & Shine

Indiana State Museum
650 W. Washington, Indianapolis
6-9 pm

Kick off the 2022 festivities with glittering tattoos, 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 $12 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: Sparkle & Shine!

Not Confirmed for 2022


Noon Year’s Eve with Olaf

Roller City Skate
6445 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
1-5 pm

Your $15 admission includes a snowball fight with Olaf at 4:00 pm; unlimited skate rental, mini golf, and more at this year’s Noon Year’s Eve with Olaf event.

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