If you’re anything like me you want a family friendly atmosphere to ring in the New Year. Since becoming a parent I have spent NYE at home watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. The performances and guest appearances are entertaining, but let’s face it, the aftermath of keeping a preschooler up past midnight is no cakewalk.
Now that D’s in Pre-K he’s learning about various holidays. The timing is perfect for a kid-friendly celebration. I’ve rounded up the top 5 activities your entire family will enjoy.
Photo: Children’s Museum of Atlanta via Facebook
Children’s Museum of Atlanta Bubble Bash
Take your entire family to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Touted as the biggest kid-friendly New Year’s Eve party in town. The Bubble Bash has a DJ dance party, bubblewrap “fireworks,” games and prizes and infinite bubbles to keep everyone entertained. This year, there are two separate sessions beginning at 10am and at 2pm.
Admission:$8 Museum Members/$18 Non-members (age 1 and over). Tickets will not be sold at the door. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged online at, childrensmuseumatlanta.org
Children’s Museum of Atlanta: 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW Atlanta, GA 30313
Photo: Fernbank Museum of Natural History via Facebook.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History Dino Drop
Ring in the New Year with ancient artifacts at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Not only will the world’s largest dinosaurs be the main attraction you’ll have a dance floor, bubbles and more than 2,000 balloons to celebrate the “Noon” Year with the kiddos.
Admission is included in the price of a ticket. $18/adult, $16/child. 9am-12:30-pm. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Purchase online at, fernbankmuseum.org/
Fernbank Museum of Natural History: 767 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30307
Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta invites you and your family to ring in the “Noon” Year before the clock strikes midnight. Attendees can participate in a group build, enter to win prizes and receive special offers for future visits. A giant screen will display the countdown as guests await the balloon drop at noon.
Admission is included in the price of a ticket. Various guest packages are available ranging from $12.50-$27.95. For discounts up to 25% off purchase online at, atlanta.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/
Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta: 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30326
Six Flags Over Georgia
See the state’s largest theme park transformed into a winter wonderland with millions of twinkling lights during Holiday in the park. Stroll down Main Street, cozy up next to the fireside while making s’mores or ride the holiday train to the North Pole. Select rides and attractions open during Holiday in the park. Note, Santa and Mrs. Claus will not be available during New Year’s Eve.
Admission is included with park entrance. Ticket prices are $65.99, $45.99 for children under 48″(children 2 and under are free). Purchase at the gate or online at, sixflags.com/overgeorgia
Six Flags Over Georgia 275 Riverside Parkway, SW Austell, Georgia 30168
Photo: Stone Mountain Park via Facebook
Stone Mountain Park
Nothing says New Year’s Eve like a fireworks show. Stone Mountain Park’s Snow Angel Snowfall is a fun and unique way to celebrate the season. The countdown begins at 9pm giving you plenty of time to make it home before the clock strikes 12am. Special New Year’s Eve activities will begin at 8:40pm with costumed characters and music.
Admission starts at $25.95. A one day parking pass is $15. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at, stonemountainpark.com
Stone Mountain Park: 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, Ga 30083
Savings Tip: Use your memberships/season passes to maximize discounts and be sure to check your employer’s perks for discounted admission rates.
How are you and your family celebrating NYE’s this year? Did we miss a kid-friendly celebration that we should consider? Tell us all about it below.