LI's Best Early New Year's Eve Parties for Kids

Let your little ones party too at these early New Year's Eve events filled with pizza, dancing, and fun!

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New Year's Eve hats, noisemakers, and other party favors will be given out at lots of children's parties.

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New Year's Eve is typically about fun for adults, but this year, share the fun with your kids by taking them to a special New Year's Eve party geared towards children.  Many children's indoor play places and bowling alleys are hosting special nights of family-friendly fun with pizza, soda, snacks, games, and dancing. Lucky for adults, many of these events are held much earlier in the day (like mock countdowns to 12 noon) so that it won't run into your own New Year's Eve festivities.  There is something for every kid, so if your little one likes to party and dance, they can get on the dance floor with other kids in front of a live DJ at Safari Adventures, or if they prefer a quieter celebration, they can create a geometric Times Square Ball at the Maritime Explorium. As of all events, be sure to check the provided details so that you know if you must register in advance to secure your spot at the party!

Let's Celebrate The New Year at the Maritime Explorium
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Saturday, December 26th through Friday, January 1st 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
$5 per person

Explore the principles of geometry as you design your own Times Square Ball!

Countdown To New Year's With Elsa at As You Wish
418A Bedford Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710
Wednesday, December 30th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
$40 per person

Meet Elsa, paint an Elsa canvas, and make your own countdown clock at this early New Year’s Eve celebration! Pizza, juice, glitter tattoos, and party games are included.

New Year's Eve-Eve Party at Darlings and Divas
65 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
Wednesday, Dec 30th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
$30 per child

The day before New Year’s Eve, take your little one for a New Year’s Eve makeover with mini-manicure, hair style and hair accessory, and some makeup!  Pizza, drinks, and desserts are all included, as well as a mock-count down with noise-makers, confetti, and a balloon drop.

New Year’s Bash for Kids at the Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor
279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Thursday, December 31st 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$8 per child, $6 per adult

Countdown to 12 noon at this family-friendly celebration, complete with crafts like noisemakers and wishing wands, free hot chocolate, and New Year’s resolutions for the oceans.

Countdown To The New Year at Half Hollow Hills Library Dix Hills BranchFREE!
55 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills, NY 11746
Thursday, December 31st 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Free event

Wait for the clock to strike 12 noon at this family-friendly event geared towards children in grades 1-5. Be sure to register in advance.

New Year's Eve Party For Kids at John Jermain Memorial LibraryFREE!
34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor, NY11963
Thursday, December 31st 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Free event
Enjoy games, dancing, and goodies with this classic countdown to 12:00 PM. Be sure to register in advance.

Countdown to 12! at the Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
Thursday, December 31st 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Free with museum admission

Take part in a sweet-themed party filled with fun activities, a ball drop, and an extreme dance party.  All ages are welcome.

New Year's Eve Family Bowling Party at Port Jeff Bowl
31 Chereb Lane, Port Jeff Station, NY11776
Thursday, December 31st 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$12.95 per child, $15.95 per adult

Join in on one of two sessions (2:00 PM – 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM) for Rock ‘n’ Bowl with unlimited bowling, lights, and music.  Bowling shoe rental is included, as well as two slices of pizza, soft drinks, snacks, favors, and prizes.

Annual Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party at Safari Adventures
1074 Pulaski Road, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-4386
Thursday, December 31st 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$18 per child, $3 per adult

A live DJ will be at Safari Adventures to lead kids in family-friendly songs and interactive dances, games, and activities. Noisemakers, party hats, glow bracelets, dessert, and a balloon drop are included in admission.  Olaf will also make an appearance!

Fishes & Wishes - A Family Style New Year's Eve Party at Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Thursday, December 31st 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
$60 per child ages 3-12, $95 per adult, children 2 and under are free

Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, dancing, crafts for the kids, dessert and ice cream bar, plus a mock-Midnight champagne and sparkling cider toast (at 10:30), and of course the beauty of the Aquarium at night.

New Year's Eve Celebration: Sinatra at the Sands
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571
Thursday, December 31st 7:00 PM
$50 per person

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sinatra’s live album, Sinatra at the Sands, with live house band SWINGTIME, who will recreate Sinatra’s performance this New Year’s Eve.

Family New Year's Eve Party at United Skates of America
1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford, NY 11783
Thursday, December 31st 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$21 per person in advance, $25 per person at the door

Tickets include admission to United Skates of America, skate rental, unlimited pizza and soda, chips and pretzels, game tokens, a glow in the dark necklace, and an early New Year’s Eve countdown.

Family New Year's Eve Party at Farmingdale Lanes
999 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 249-4300
Thursday, December 31st 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$175 per lane

This night of family-friendly bowling will include unlimited bowling, free use of bowling shoes, a hot buffet and soft drinks, as well as a mock countdown.