New Year's Eve Weekend 2022 in Chicago: Noon Year's Eve, Parties, Skating

Join the New Year's Eve Family Party at Enchanted Castle! Photo courtesy of the venue
Join the New Year's Eve Family Party at Enchanted Castle! Photo courtesy of the venue

Looking for the best things to do in Chicago this New Year's Eve weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

2022 went by fast, and we're excited to see what 2023 will bring! Kids can celebrate New Year's or Noon Year's this weekend with a family friendly countdown to New Year's in cities around the world at SafeHouse, a performance by the Blue Man Group in Lakeview, or a game of WhirlyBall in Lincoln Park or Naperville. Kwanzaa is in its final days, and families can celebrate in Garfield Park. Or check out the last weeks of Forts! at the Filament Theater or Christmas trees from around the world and the LEGO exhibit at MSI.

Winter break still stretches out throughout the first week of the year, so if you need something to do, check out our list of winter break events. If the winter weather cooperates in January, we have a great list of outdoor skating rinks and another of snow tubing hills that can get families outside. Or check out one of Chicago's newest attractions, the SlooMoo Institute. 

Here are our top picks for events to attend with your kids this weekend!

Places featured in this article:


Palos Heights Recreation Center

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

South Chicago Branch Library

Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center & Picnics

Enchanted Castle Family Entertainment Center

Brighton Park Branch Library

Snowstar Winter Sports Park
Elmhurst Art Museum Mini Art Show
Elmhurst Art Museum - various times Pick
Free Days at the Field Museum
Field Museum - 9:00 AM
Free Tuesdays at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art - 10:00 AM
Community Playgroup
Irish American Heritage Center - 10:00 AM
Rewired Pizza Cafe Family Fun Night
Rewired Pizza Cafe - 4:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides