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Celebrate the end of decade and the start of the New Year with the whole family. From Noon Year’s Eve celebrations with ball drops to firework displays, there is something for kids of all ages! Start making plans for Tuesday, December 31st…but just a little earlier than normal!
@ Escape, Troy
It’s the most fun place in Troy to ring in the New Year. There will be three different party times and all include 2.5 hours of bowling, a $10 game card, 1 game of laser tag, pizza and party favors.
@ Beacon Park, Detroit
The New Year’s Eve Kids Countdown will offer all the fun and excitement of a traditional New Year’s Eve party while allowing you and the kiddos be be home and tucked safely into bed long before the clock strikes midnight. Similar to Beacon Park’s wildly popular Family Fun Days, this event will offer a wide range of activities and crafts for all ages.
@ LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Auburn Hills
Ring in 2020 with a BRICK-tacular balloon drop, music and games on New Year’s Eve at 12:00pm! To enjoy the celebration, please purchase tickets online in advance for no later than the 11:30am time slot on December 31st. Space is limited.
@ Belle Isle Detroit
The Children’s Fun Run is a short, one mile route, which starts in front of the Belle Isle Casino, goes around the Scott Fountain, and returns to the Casino.
@ Detroit Historical Museum
Happy You Year, youngsters! This is an event that is all about and for you and it is all happening at the Detroit Historical Museum. Dance #inthestreets of old Detroit to the beats of one of our favorite DJ’s, enjoy complimentary drink and cookies, while counting down to the Noon Balloon drop!
@ Detroit Institute of Arts
Watch Bugs, Tweety and the Looney Tunes antics on the big screen, then drop-in the artist workshop and create a vision for the future (and a building for the winter village) with FREE art materials. Admission to the DIA is free to residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties too!
@ Detroit City Fieldhouse, Detroit
Our toddler NYE ball drop is back! Join us for a family friendly New Years Eve party from 1:30-4:30pm at the Clubhouse! We’ll have open soccer fields, kids snacks and meals and some delicious drinks for adults as well. “Ball Drop” will be at 4pm!
@ Canterbury Village, Orion Township
At 4pm we kick-off the Kids Zone with fun and games, activities, kidz’ karaoke and entertainment, face painting, their favorite characters, carriage rides and the highlight of the afternoon – the kids’ Drop at 6:30pm! This special edition of The Mitten Drop designed for younger revelers with early bedtimes.
@ Troy Community Center
It’s time to celebrate! Join us for our first Itty Bitty New Year Celebration! There will be games, dancing, and craft-making. We will be counting down to noon. Juice and pizza will be served.
@ Troy Community Center
Looking for something different to do as a family for New Year’s Eve? Stop in and enjoy our activities which include: basketball, swimming, the inflatable castle and more!
@ Rochester Play
Come join us on Tuesday, December 31, for Rochester’s unique and only Noon Year’s Eve celebration featuring family friendly balloon drop, $$ food specials, free Lazer Frenzy play, crafts for the kids, and other fun activities to welcome in 2020.
@ Clarkston Independence District Library
Count down to mid-day as we ring in 2020 at this free New Year celebration for children of all ages! There will be party hats, noisemakers, games and snacks! The balloons will drop at Noon!
@ Ann Arbor District Library
Kids Grades k-5 are invited to join us for a fun celebration of the new year! We’ll start with party stories before diving into giant games, music and more!
@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display. For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 230 animal sculptures throughout the front half of the Zoo. Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages.
@ Downtown Wyandotte
The event’s main attraction is the one of kind New Year’s Eve ball, with color changing and chasing LED lights. The evening will culminate with a Time Square style ball drop at 9 p.m. for families and again at the stroke of midnight. The Community Choice Credit Union heated tent will have FREE kids activities which will include; face painting, crafts, photo booth and games.
@ Legacy 925, Oxford
Legacy 925’s NYE Party for a Purpose has something for everyone! Bring a date, meet some friends, or share the night with the entire family. Kids, rock out their own NYE Party at Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park. Jump into the New Year with a live DJ, sparkling juice toasts, and party favors.
@ Market Center Park, Southgate
Join us December 31st at Market Center Park, from 11am-1pm, for music, crafts, and a balloon drop at noon!
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..