Kid Friendly New Years Eve Events – Denver Colorado
Denver Children’s Museum – Noon Year’s Eve
Sunday December 31st
9 am – 4 pm
We’re bringing in the sights, sounds and excitement of Times Square to the Children’s Museum — all before bedtime! Our celebration is filled with ball drops and countdowns each hour, rainbow confetti, bubble wrap fireworks, art projects, music, special characters and more!
Event Day Pricing:
Under 1: Free
Ages 1 & 60+: $13
Ages 2 – 59: $15
Members: 50% discount
YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Colorado – New Years Eve Family Dance
Sunday December 31st
Dress up and get ready to ring in the New Year! Watch the ball drop at 10:00 PM, enjoy a DJ, and some snacks and drinks! More information on the facilities here.
Denver Zoo – Zoo Year’s Eve
Sunday December 31
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Join us on December 31, 2017 for Zoo Year’s Eve during our Zoo Lights celebration. The evening features fun activities for the entire family and an early New Year’s Eve countdown at 9 p.m. so your little ones can enjoy the holiday and still get home for bed early.
Belmar Shopping Center Lakewood Colorado – Noon Year’s Eve On The Rink
Sunday December 31st
11:00am to 1:00pm
Celebrate with us at the rink! Join us for a New Year’s Eve countdown at Noon rather than Mid-night. Wear your festive attire and take a few laps around The Rink to bring in the New Year!
Regular admission – noise makers and party hats included.
Visit The Rink at Belmar for skating pricing and hours.
WOW! Children’s Museum Lafayette Colorado – New Years Eve Party
Party #1 –
Ring in the New Year at WOW! before bedtime! Join us for noisemaker crafts, face painting, the Bunny and Birdie Comedy Magic Show at 11:00am, and refreshments – all leading up to the grand countdown celebration at 11:30am!
Party #2 –
Ring in the New Year at WOW! before bedtime! Join us for noisemaker crafts, face painting, the Bunny and Birdie Comedy Magic Show at 2:00pm, and refreshments – all leading up to the grand countdown celebration at 2:30pm!
Tickets: $10 per child; $6 per Member Child and $5 per adult.
New Years Eve Fireworks – Downtown Denver
Dec. 31, 2017
The sky will once again sparkle over downtown at the close of 2017 with the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown. The two spectacular fireworks shows will occur at 9 p.m. and midnight. For the best viewpoints, stand along the 16th Street Mall. Costumed entertainers will interact with crowds between shows, including magicians, mascots, balloon artists, stilt walkers and comedians.
Please note, between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m., RTD Light Rail trains will not cross the 16th Street Mall, and mall ride shuttles will stop temporarily during the two fireworks shows.
Well there you have it! You and the kids can still have some great fun this New Years Eve! If you know of any other Kid Friendly New Years Eve ideas in Colorado please let me know in the comments. I would love to continue adding to this post.
What is your favorite thing to do with your kids on New Years Eve?
Lisa Favre says
These seem like fantastic things to do with the kiddos for New Year's Eve. In our city, most NYE parties are geared towards adults and the ticket prices are incredibly expensive. Love that you shared this kind of list for us families with youngings!
Jennifer EngineerMommy says
That is wonderful that there are so many kid-friendly events on NYE in your area. We need to find some fun events for the kids on New Years Eve. My kids love the children's museum and zoo, so I will check those places to see if they are hosting anything fun!
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says
We have never done anything with the kids for New Years. We tried one year, but the kids got too tired and we came home and put them to bed. Maybe we will try again this year!
Thirty Something Super Mom says
Wow there is so much to do there! I keep saying that and telling my husband about it because I just loved it there so much when we went to visit. The best part in my opinion is no matter what you do, even driving in traffic, you get such a lovely view to look at.
Gust și Aromă Moldavia says
I love this kind of posts. I began to take notes for holiday activity, too. I have two kids and I need to entertain them 🙂
Coach Donna Ward says
Excellent ideas – our family always loved museums and fireworks – I would especially love the YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Colorado – New Years Eve Family Dance
Lisa Codina says
The more and more I see things posted about Denver, the more I want to go! My friend moved out there a few months ago and loves it! She doesn't have kids but I'm sure she would still enjoy this!
Marie, shiny pearl says
So true about having little ones around change everything. 🙂 Same as Melanie above, my youngest got afraid of the noise when he was one and they all get too tired…lol.
Rochkirstin Santos says
We usually just stay at home on New Years Eve since we're a big family and our grandparents want us all in one place–at their house. We exchange gifts, watch the fireworks (yes, just watch), and eat delicious food.