Fun New Year's Eve Celebrations for Chicago Kids

Celebrate New Year's Eve well before bedtime at Bubble Bash. Photo courtesy of the Dupage Children's Museum
Celebrate New Year's Eve well before bedtime at Bubble Bash. Photo courtesy of the Dupage Children's Museum

Most kids and some adults can't make it up until midnight in typical New Year's Eve celebrations. That's why lots of Chicago area kids' venues have put together events to celebrate Noon Year's on the last midday of the year. Many have even created New Year's Eve celebrations with multiple time slots to avoid crowding and maximize fun. Celebrate with bubbles at DuPage Children's Museum, join members of the Paw Patrol for a skating party in Mundelein, or bowl or play bocce to end 2021 at Pinstripes locations in Streeterville, Oak Brook, South Barrington or Northbrook. Join a car scavenger hunt to find new parks in Glenview for the new year, or party on Irish time at Chicago's Gaelic Park in Oak Forest.

Celebrating New Year's on your own? Try out one of our winter day trips from Chicago, or check out one of our favorite locations for snow tubing or ice skating in the Chicago area. Fill in the time in between with some suggestions from our top things to do during winter break roundup.

 

Places featured in this article:


Palos Heights Recreation Center

Fountain View Recreation Center

Lincolnwood Community Center

SciTech Hands-on Museum

Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center

Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center & Picnics

Enchanted Castle Restaurant & Entertainment Complex

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

Naperville Millennium Carillon

Warrenville Recreation Center

City Kids Theater Company

Just for Fun Roller Rink Mundelein
Moon Walk
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center - various times Pick
Art on the Mart
Merchandise Mart - 8:30 PM Pick
Online Guitar Lessons for Kids
Virtual - various times
Online Art Lessons for Kids
Virtual - various times
Online Piano Lessons for Kids
Virtual - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides