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New Year’s Eve for the Kiddos

family-friendly events to ring in the new year

Are you ready to sing Auld Lang Syne yet? The best is yet to come as 2019 draws to an end and 2020 prepares to kick off. And if you’re looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve (day or night) with the whole family, we have some ideas for you.


Countdown to Noon, Plano
Dec. 31 from 11am–noon
$10 for members; and $15 for non-members; children under 3 free; VIP options available. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.
Sci Tech Discovery Center // 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 100, Frisco; 972/ 546-3050

Noon Year’s Eve Preschool Party, Wylie
Dec. 31, starts at 11:15am
Best for ages 2–5
Smith Public Library // 300 Country Club Road, Building 300, Wylie; 972/516-6016

Noon Year’s Eve, Frisco
Dec. 31 from 10am–noon
Pre-paid only; visit website for pricing
Pump It Up Frisco // 7164 Technology Drive, Suite 200, Frisco; 214/387-9663

Noon Year’s Eve Party, Frisco
Dec. 31 from 12:30–1:15pm
Ages 2 months–10 years
Visit website for pricing; discounts for siblings available. Reservations required.
My Gym Frisco // 5454 W. Main St., Suite 120, Frisco; 214/387-0330

Turn Back Time, The Ball Drops at 9! Family NYE, Plano
Dec. 31 from 6–9pm
Plano Event Center // 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano; 972/941-5840


Park Forest New Year’s Eve Eve Party, Dallas
Dec. 30 from 3:30–4:30pm
All ages
Park Forest Branch Library // 3421 Forest Lane, Dallas; 214/670-6333

Epic New Year’s Eve Celebration, Grand Prairie
Dec. 31 from 10am–1pm
$22 for Grand Prairie residents; $34 for non-residents; $29 for passholders. Buy tickets online to guarantee admission.
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark // 2970 Epic Place Grand Prairie; 972/337-3131

Midday Family NYE 2020, Dallas
Dec. 31 from 5–8pm
Two packages available; call or email Kim Richardson (kim.richardson@daveandbusters.com) for detail
Dave & Buster’s Dallas // 9450 N. Central Expressway, Dallas; 214/530-1906


Noon Year’s Eve Dance Party, Lewisville
Dec. 31 from 11:30am–12:30pm
All ages
Lewisville Public Library // 1197 West Main St., Lewisville; 972/219-3570

New Year’s Eve Game-a-Thon, Coppell
Dec. 31–Jan. 1 from 7pm–1am
Ages 6–18
$40 per child
iCode Coppell // 120 S. Denton Tap Road, Suite 100, Coppell; 469/993-0515

Family New Year’s Eve Party, Argyle
Dec. 31 from 5–9pm
$40 for adults; $20 for kids 5–12; free for age 4 and under
Reservations required
Lantana Golf Club // 800 Golf Club Drive, Lantana; 940/728-4653


Holiday in the Park, Arlington
Dec. 31 from noon–8pm
Holiday tickets for $51
Six Flags Over Texas // 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington; 817/640-8900

Mommy’s Time Off New Year’s Craft Party, Mansfield
Dec. 31 from 9am–noon
Best for ages 3–9
$33.30 for members; $37 for non-members. Sibling discount available.
Kidcreate Studio Mansfield // 920 US Highway 287 N., Suite 300, Mansfield; 682/400-8383

Midday Family NYE 2020, Euless
Dec. 31 from 5–8pm
Two packages available; call or email Anderson Dolton (anderson.dolton@daveandbusters.com) for details
Dave & Buster’s Euless // 2525 Rio Grande Blvd., Euless; 817/786-1606

Noon Year’s Eve, Fort Worth
Dec. 31 from 10:30am–12:30pm; members receive early access at 10am
Activities included with museum admission; free for members
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History // 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth; 817/255-9300

And if you’re looking for something to do on New Year’s Day…

Day 1 Dallas, Frisco
Jan. 1 from 3–7p
All ages
Dr. Pepper Ballpark // 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco; 214/368-8686

New Year’s Day Disco Brunch, Irving
Jan. 1 from 11:30am–2pm
$59 for adults, $29 for kids
Reservations recommended
Four Seasons Dallas // 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving; 972/717-0700

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