Celebrating New Year’s Eve with kids can be tough. They can barely keep their eyes open and a lot of time parents make their own “adult” plans for that evening, but there is no reason kids can’t celebrate the new year when there are fun Noon Year’s Eve activities all over town. Noon Year’s is celebrated 12 hours earlier so that kids can enjoy it with the sun still up!
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Noon Year’s Eve
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center invites families to kick off the New Year before the clock strikes midnight at Noon Year’s Eve on December 31! The balloon drop will take place at noon, with a countdown displayed on screens around the center.
WHAT: Noon Year’s Eve
LEGOLAND Discovery Center invites LEGO fans to participate in the balloon drop and the LEGO Build! Plus plenty of chances to win fun prizes!
WHEN: Wednesday, December 31
Balloon drop at 12 p.m.; other activities throughout the day
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
Phipps Plaza | Buckhead
3500 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
HOW: All activities are included with admission; pre-booking tickets is recommended to guarantee entrance by visiting www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LDCatlanta or www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com.
Fernbank Museum Rings in the New Year with Noon Year’s Eve
A Balloon Drop, DJ, Games, and More Make This A Fun Event For The Whole Family!
Fernbank Museum of Natural History will host its third annual family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, Noon Year’s Eve, on Saturday, December 31 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Held twelve hours before the official start of the new year, Noon Year’s Eve will feature a Resolution Station, B98.5’s Tripp West spinning kid-approved tunes, and a balloon drop of prehistoric proportions. The popular event caters to youngsters who cannot always celebrate past bedtime.
At noon, guests will be invited to ring in the Noon Year in Fernbank’s Great Hall as 2,000 balloons cascade from the atrium overhead.
Noon Year’s Eve has become one of Fernbank’s most popular annual events. This year, advance ticket purchase (for both members and non-members) is highly encouraged, as the event will have limited capacity to allow guests the best possible experience. To purchase tickets in advance, guests can visit fernbankmuseum.org/visit/calendar-of-events/noon-years-eve/.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta Bubble Bash
Countdown to the New Year with Atlanta’s favorite New Year’s party for kids! Join us for a dance party, special guests, bubble-wrap fireworks, and some new surprises. This year we will celebrate twice, with countdowns at 12 PM and 3:30 PM. This event is sure to sell out so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early!
You MUST buy your tickets in advance for this event.
Tickets will not be sold at the door. The Museum will be closed to General Admission on Saturday, December 31 for the New Year’s Bubble Bash events.
For another kid-friendly countdown that complies with bedtime, take your family to Stone Mountain Park’s Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve Celebration. With more than two million lights, seasonal activities and a 9 p.m. countdown and snowfall, this event are a true family favorite. Plus, Snow Mountain will be open all weekend. Who says it doesn’t snow it Atlanta?!