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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve With the Family

family-friendly events to ring in the new year

The best is yet to come as 2020 (finally) draws to an end and 2021 prepares to kick off. And you can still ring in the new year with style with celebrations from ball drops and fireworks to trampolines and bowling. 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.  

Holiday in the Park // Arlington
Where Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Road to Six Flags
When Dec. 31 from noon–10pm
Prices Starting at $29.99
Best for The whole family

New Year’s 2021- AMF Spare Time Lanes // Arlington
Where AMF Spare Time Lanes, 3149 S. Cooper St.
When Dec. 31–Jan. 1, time slots vary
Prices $20.99 (must have at least four attendants)
Best for The whole family

Noon Year’s Eve Party // Burleson (Virtual)
Where Zoom via Burleson Public Library
When Dec. 31 11:30am–noon
Price Free; register here
Best for Age 5 and younger 

Noon Year’s Eve // Dallas
Where Children’s Adventure Garden at Dallas Arboretum, 8528 Garland Road
When Dec. 31 from 10am–2pm
Prices Varies by package; $3 admission to the children’s garden with purchase of the main garden admission
Best for Up to age 10 

Over the Top NYE 2020 // Dallas
Where Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd
When Dec. 31 at 11:59pm
Price Free
Best for Families with older kids, age 8 and up (or ones who can handle staying awake).

New Year’s 2021 Bolwero Denton // Denton
Where Bowlero Denton, 2200 San Jacinto Blvd.
When Dec. 31, time slots vary
Price $20.99 per person (must have at least 4 attendants)
Best for The whole family

Noon Year’s Eve at Altitude // Fort Worth
Where Altitude Trampoline Park, 5640 Kroger Highway
When Dec. 31 at 11am–2pm
Price $15 per person; must book passes online
Best for Energetic kids

Noon Year’s Eve Party // Frisco
Where My Gym Frisco, 5454 W. Main St., Suite 120
When Dec. 31 from 12:30–1:15pm
Price Visit website for pricing; reservations required

Best for Age 10 and younger

Epic New Year’s Eve Celebration // Grand Prairie
Where Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, 2970 Epic Place
When Dec. 31 from 1pm–1 am Jan. 1
Price $22 for Grand Prairie residents; $34 for non-residents; $29 for passholders. Buy tickets online to guarantee admission.
Best for Toddlers to tweens

Adventures with Star Wars | Lego New Year’s Break Camp // Keller
Where The Keller Pointe, 405 Rufe Snow Drive
When Dec. 28–31 9am–noon
Price $175
Best for Kids who love Star Wars or building Lego sets

Top Kids New Year’s Eve Party // Keller
Where Top Kids Gym & Sports, 407 S. Pearson Lane
When Dec. 31 from 7pm–1am
Price $35
Best for Energetic kiddos 

Noon Year’s Eve Party // Southlake
Where Gymboree Play & Music, 2960 E. Southlake Blvd, Suite 170
When Dec. 31 at 10:15am
Price Prices vary; call or email Gymboree to reserve your spot
Best for Age 6 and younger


And if you’re looking for something to do after New Year’s Eve …

New Year’s Karate Dance Party // Dallas (Virtual)
Where Online; details on how to participate will be emailed to attendees.
When Jan. 2 at 10am
Price Free; registration is required
Best for ages 6–11 years old 

Happy New Year!

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