Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events

Celebrating New Year's Eve might be a little different this year but there are still lots of ways to have fun. Here are some family-friendly ideas.

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Start 2021 With a Strike at East Meadow Lanes

1840 Front St., East Meadow



East Meadow Lanes is offering special packages for New Year’s Eve day, New Year’s Eve night, and New Year’s Day.  Celebrate with family and friends on your own lane and enjoy unlimited bowling during your reservation. Call for more information about these packages that include selections from a signature menu, party favors, and more.

Enjoy a Holiday Party Experience at Bayville Winter Wonderland

8 Bayville Ave, Bayville

(516) 628-8697


Bayville Winter Wonderland has several family party packages to choose from to ring in 2021. Select a lunch or dinner party at Shipwreck Tavern or Beaches and Cream. All parties include meet and greets with holiday characters, holiday express train rides, mini golf, a glass of champagne for adults, and an early countdown to the new year. Prices start at $18.95 per person. Check website for details. 

Let the Good Times Roll at the United Skates Family New Year’s Eve Skate

1276 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa

Thursday, December 31, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.


The party rolls on at United Skates with a Family New Year's Eve Skate. A $25 admission gets you skate rental, all you can eat pizza, soda, chips, noise makers, glow necklace and a mock countdown to 2021.

See Penguins at the Long Island Aquarium's Fishes & Wishes New Year's Eve Dinner

431 East Main Street, Riverhead

December 31, 6:30-9:30pm


This annual family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration includes a family-style dinner and dessert (including beer and wine), a penguin appearance, fireworks on the riverfront, a craft for the kids, mock midnight toast, and the beauty of the Aquarium at night. Reservations required. All prices plus tax. $99 (Members: $89); $60 (Members: $55) children 3-12; $5 children 2 and younger. They will be adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Call 631-208-9200 x426 or book online.