Break out the noisemakers and ring in 2016 with the family. Just do it a few hours earlier so the kids can partake too! There are lots of family-friendly New Year's Eve events around Long Island. Head to a museum, enjoy a skating party or celebrate with dinner and dancing. Best of all? No clean up required.
We've rounded up several great options for the big night--see below for our top picks. And don't forget to visit our Holiday Guide for more fun ideas all season long.
New Year's Eve Eve Party
Darlings & Divas
65 Merrick Road, Amityville
Dec. 30, 1-3pm or 4-6pm
This party includes - New Year's makeover with mini-manicure, hair style with hair accessory, and makeup application. Pizza, drinks and dessert. Dance party with a mock count-down to the New Year with noise-makers, confetti and balloon drop.
Countdown to New Year's With Elsa
As You Wish, 418A Bedford Ave., Bellmore
Dec. 30, 10am-1pm
Paint an Elsa canvas and make your own countdown clock. Includes pizza, juice, glitter tattoos and party games.
Noon Year's Eve Jump
Pump It Up, Great Neck
Dec. 31, 10am-12 or 12-2pm (two available sessions)
Kids get to bounce and play for 70 minutes followed by 50 minutes in our brightly lit party room for pizza and drinks. Then we'll put on party hats, get out the sparkling cider and noisemakers and countdown to the "Noon" Year!
Countdown to 2016
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
Dec. 31, 2015 Noon-4pm
Ring in the New Year at this "Bling in the New Year" party. The afternoon will include activities, face painting, a dance party and a ball drop at 4pf. Party is free with museum admission.
New Year's Bash
The Party Place, LI
196 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket
Holiday mocktail upon arrival. Mini mani, tinsel glitz hair extensions, mini makeover. Photo book and pic to brin home. Pizza, cupcakes, unlimited drinks. Party hats, noise makers and dance party with confetti balloon drop.
Family New Year's Eve Party
Bayville Winter Wonderland
8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville
Dec. 31, 2015, Lunch from 12:30pm-3pm, Dinner from 5:30pm-8pm
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Bayville Winter Wonderland with either a lunch or dinner party. There are two packages: Choose from a three-course meal or the casual option of pizza, burgers and chicken fingers. Both choices include dessert, party favors, balloons and a meet-and-greet with holiday characters. Count down to New Year's with a champagne toast for adults and sparkling cider for children. Meal packages include the Holiday Express Train Ride and Yo Ho Holiday Light Show.
Family New Year's Eve Party
United Skates of America
1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford
Dec. 31, 2015, 5-8pm
Price includes admission, skate rental, unlimited pizza and soda, snacks, game tokens and a light rope necklace. Count down to 2015 with your family, and still make it home by bedtime.
New Year's Eve Drop Off Party
M.A.T.S.S. Kids Gym, 2629 Grand Avenue, Bellmore
Dec. 31, 2015, 10am-2pm
Pizza, party, favors and playtime. Note: This is party of a holiday mini-camp that is also being offered on Dec. 29 and 30.
New Year's Eve Bash
Kidville Wantagh, 1183 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh
Dec. 31, 2015, 11am-12:30pm
Activities include New Year's Art Activity, Glamorous Photo Booth, Gym Time, Glow in the Dark Dance Party, a BALLOON DROP and Count down to the New Year with an Apple Juice toast.
The All Star Family Happy New Year's Eve Party
All Star, 96 Main Road, Riverhead
631-998-3565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 31, 2015, 4:30-7:30pm
Unlimited bowling and shoes. Buffet, soda and juice, dessert, plus a sparkling cider or champagne midnight toast. Party favors. Chip and dip platters on each lane. Note: Minimum of 6 people to each lane.
Fishes & Butterfly Wishes Family New Year's Event
Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
431 East Main Street, Riverhead
Dec. 31, 2015, 6:30pm-11pm
Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, dancing, crafts for the kids, dessert and ice cream bar, plus a mock Midnight champagne and sparkling cider toast (at 10:30), and of course the beauty of the Aquarium at night. Cost: Children 3-12 & Seniors 62+: $60 (Members: $55) Adults: $95 (Members: $85) Children 2 & Under: Free.
Let's Celebrate the New Year!
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
Kids can use geometry to create their own Times Square-style New Year's Eve ball out of marshmallows and gumdrops. Free for children under 1. Runs through January. Cost: $5/per person.
New Year's Eve Party
1074 Pulaski Street, Riverhead
Dec. 31, 2015, 5pm-8pm
Safari Adventure welcomes Daddy O' Entertainment, a family friendly DJ who will perform interactive dances with the children, as well as games & activities. A ball drop at "midnight" will take place at 7:15pm.
New Year's Eve Ball Drop
Children's Museum of the East End
376 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
Say hello to 2015 with this special celebration at the Children's Museum. Kids can make holiday noisemakers with museum staff, then countdown to 12 noon with a festive ball drop, complete with confetti and sparkling juice. Cost: $10 per person and include museum admission.
Dave and Buster's
1504 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY 11591
Two options with food, drinks and gaming.
Cost: $27.99/per person +
Originally posted on December 26, 2012