Funplex hosts a Kids Balloon Drop at 8pm. Photo courtesy of Funplex
Funplex hosts a Kids Balloon Drop at 8pm. Photo courtesy of Funplex

Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Kids in New Jersey

Break out the champagne and the sparling cider—2020 is about to make its debut! If all-night celebrations are a thing of the past, you can still make the most of New Year's Eve with family-friendly festivities throughout New Jersey.

We've rounded up New Year's Eve events that the whole family can enjoy together, from indoor and outdoor theme park adventures to swim parties to First Night celebrations. And if the little ones, or tired parents, are ready to pack it in early, make it an afternoon countdown at Dave & Buster's and Garden State Discovery Museum.

Looking for pre–New Year entertainment? Keep busy with 30+ things to do this holiday break, and be sure to check our Event Calendar for more happenings. Happy New Year, New Jersey!


Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ 08103

Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052

The Funplex
182 Route 10 West
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Sahara Sam's Oasis
160 Cooper Rd.
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill , NJ

Ocean City various
Ocean City, NJ

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
1 Six Flags Boulevad
Jackson, NJ 08527

Morristown Green
Morristown, NJ

Vernon Lights Festival
1733 County Rd 565
Vernon, NJ 07461

Downtown Cape May
Washington Street Mall Information Booth
Cape May, NJ 08204

iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ

Dave & Buster's
310 Willowbrook Mall
Wayne, NJ 07470

Dave & Buster's
274 Woodbridge Center Drive
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Ice at the Pier
50 Chelsea Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
Prospect Park (at Grand Army Plaza) - 8:00 AM Pick
Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire
The Long Island Explorium - 10:00 AM Pick
Virtual Fete Day
Elfreth’s Alley Museum - 1:00 PM Pick
16th Annual KidsFilmFest
Online - various times Pick
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