Family friendly ideas for New Year’s Eve Party.
Thursday, December 28th, 2017
- Bubble Blow Out New Year’s Eve Party at the Bloomingdale Library, 10:30-11:00 am
Rock out and celebrate the New Year! We will dance, read stories, and blow bubble as we count down to own ball drop!
Program for children 2-3 years old with Caregiver. Registration required.
Friday, December 29th, 2017
- Noon Year’s Eve Party at Barrington Area Library, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the New Year at Noon! Enjoy live music by Tunes with Tim, a festive craft, face-painting, a balloon drop and more.
Youth Services Department & Program Room. Drop in.
- Noon Year’s Eve at the Bensenville Library, 11:00 am
AGES: 8 years old and under
Join us for a family friendly celebration counting down to the New Year without staying up late! Enjoy crafts, play, music and dancing, concluding with a balloon drop at 12:00 p.m. Registration is not required to attend.
Saturday, December 30th, 2017
- Nature center in Bartlett – Pre New Year’s Eve Party, 2:00-4:00 pm
Come dance 2017 away, play games, and take a nature hike during this pre-New Year’s celebration. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided. Ring in the New Year with a fun family-friendly event at the Nature Center, 2054 W. Stearns Road. Dress for the weather. $5 per person; children under 14 must be accompanied by paying adult.
Sunday, December 31st, 2017
- Orbit Skate Center – Family Kiddie Bash, 12:00-4:00 pm
Spongebob and The Minions, huge balloon drop with prizes, Pizza Buffet and drinks, as well as skate rental included in the ticket price. Admission is $12 per person (when paid online), ticket price at the door is $15. Children 3 and under are free!
New Year’s Eve Family Bash, 6:00-11:00 pm
Ring in the New Year on roller skates! Orbit Skate Center has been celebrating with our New Year’s Eve Family Bash annually and the balloon drop is legendary! We drop 6,000 balloons every year on December 31st filled with coupons. A countdown at ‘midnight’ along with a pizza buffet, hats and horns and a live DJ to play requests, games and make this event so special. Admission is $20 (advance ticket) or $25 at the door.
This event is great for all ages. No coupons or Groupons are accepted and everyone pays at the door.
- The Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview, 8:30-11:00 am or 12:30-3:00 pm
We’re doubling the fun with two New Year celebrations as we transform an entire wing of the Museum into a giant Times Square style party with the biggest confetti drop you’ve ever seen! Don’t miss our most popular event of the year, including:
• Children’s concert with the Dreamtree Shakers (morning only)
• DJ and dance party (afternoon only)
• Party hat making and noisemakers
• Family photos and photo frame decorating
• All 16 indoor exhibits open for exploration
• A giant confetti drop at the stroke of “midnight”
Early Bird Discount Tickets $27/person, Members $17/person!
(After Dec 21: $33/person, Members $23/person)
- Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg, balloon drops at noon, 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Ring in 2018 with bricktacular balloon drops, character appearances and music! Enjoy kid-friendly games and dance to awesome tunes.
- Brookfield Zoo, early countdown at 8:00 pm
Rock in the “Zoo Year 2018” with your friends at Brookfield Zoo!
In the Holly Jolly Theater there will be live DJ music, games, party favors, prizes and an early countdown at 8:00 p.m.
Also at the Hamill Family Play Zoo you can make your own noisemaker and enjoy an early kid-friendly countdown at 8:00 p.m. This area is perfect for families with children ages 6 and under.
This event is free with membership or with paid zoo admission.
- Elk Grove Village Park District, 3:00-6:00 pm
This New Years Eve, bring the whole family to the Pavilion and help the Elk Grove Park District celebrate the incoming new year with a rockin’ DJ, delicious ice cream sundaes, carousel rides, play at Jumps n’ Jiggles and swimming fun at the Pavilion Aquatics Center and a balloon drop to welcome in the new year! Tickets are on sale at the Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave.
$6 per person by Dec. 30th
$12 per person on Dec. 31st
- Glenview Park District, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Can’t make it until midnight? Celebrate the “Noon Year” instead! Enjoy bouncy inflatables, fun face painting, tattoos and DJ with dancing activities in the main gym. End the morning’s festivities with a massive balloon drop in the main lobby at noon!
Admission: $10 per child, ages 3-9 years. Pay cash at the door; credit card at front desk. The first 200 paid children will receive a goody bag. Children under 3 receive a noisemaker.
- Schaumburg Park District, 10:00 am – noon
Celebrate the holiday with your young ones at The Sport Center. The Sport Center will be filled with inflatables for climbing, riding toys and areas to play a variety of activities. All activities will be unstructured and parents must supervise their children. Ring in the New Year at noon will the balloon drop. The first 200 registrants will receive a noisemaker and lei.
This event sponsored by School District 54 is for ages 1 to 6 years old. Cost is $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents per family. The day-of cost is $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents per family.
- Safari Land Ultimate New Year’s Eve Adventure!, 5:00-9:00 pm
On Sunday 12/31 at Safari Land located at 701 W. North Avenue in Villa Park. An event for all ages, where your family can make fun memories. All guests must choose from either Package 1 or 2. Package 1 only $15: Includes admission, buffet, raffle ticket & party favor bag. Package 2 at $20: Includes everything in package 1 plus UNLIMITED RIDES! Call 630-530-4649 or visit www.safarilandfun.com for more details.
I wish you all a Happy and a Wonderful New Year!