Kid Friendly New Year Events in Central Iowa

There are some great events and activities going on in Central Iowa to help kids celebrate New Year’s! Do you have an event that I am missing?  E-mail me and we will get it added!Also, check our Event Calendar for these dates too!

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Indianola City Public Library 

December 30th 

10:30 am – 11:30 am 

Ring in the (almost) New Year at the library! We’ll have fun activities and a story or two. All Ages (Children 6 and under with an adult).

EARLY NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Franklin Avenue Library

December 30th & December 31st 

1 pm – 4 pm 

If you can’t wait to celebrate New Year’s Eve, come to the library for some self-guided activities to get you ready for the big countdown.

NOON YEAR’S EVE

Urbandale Public Library 

December 31st 

11 am – Noon

Not sure you’ll make it to midnight? Count down the noon year with a crazy dance party complete with a DJ, balloons, & a ball drop in the parking lot at noon! All ages.

NOON YEAR’S EVE BALLOON DROP

Pump it Up

December 31st

10:30 am – Noon  

Join us for a fun New Years Eve party. We will have a cool Balloon Drop, noisemakers, blowers, and tons of fun! We will count down to noon and do the balloon drop. $15 per child at the door or $12 per child preregistered.

FAMILY GLOW BOWLING PARTY

Warrior Lanes

December 31st 

11 am – 1 pm 

Join us for our Annual Countdown to NOON New Year’s Party Satday, December 31st from 11am to 1pm. $65 per lane for up to 5 bowlers. 2 hours of glow bowling, shoe rental, 1 large 1 topping pizza and a pitcher of pop, PLUS a special countdown at Noon AND party favors! This is a family friendly, alcohol free event with MOM Approved music and a tolerable noise level!  Deadline to reserve your lane is 9pm on December 28th. Payment is non-refundable.

NOON YEAR’S EVE

Science Center of Iowa

December 31st 

9 am – 12 pm 

Bring the whole family to SCI to celebrate the New Year 12 hours early! Activities include face painting, balloon twisting and, of course, a massive balloon drop as we count down to 2017 at noon! Free for all Science Center of Iowa members!

NOON YEAR’S EVE BASH

THE PLAYGROUND FOR KIDS

December 31st

10 am – 2 pm

Bring in the kids to celebrate “Noon Years Eve” It one of our BIGGEST events of the year! Open 10-2, but at noon we will have a bubble drop with tons of bubbles, blowers and other party favors to ring in the New Year “kids style”! No RSVP needed, cost is regular admission (no coupons or punch-cards are allowed for this special event) Members are $5.50 admission. And if you have adult plans later the kids will be exhausted for your babysitter 🙂 HAPPY NOON YEAR !!

NOON YEAR’S EVE PARTY!

Clive Public Library 

December 31st 

11 am

Celebrate the New Year with a special Noon Year’s Eve party at the library! We will ring in 2017 early with a variety of family friendly activities. Games, craft, music and a balloon drop countdown at noon. You don’t want to miss it. Registration is required!

IOWA WILD

Wells Fargo Arena

December 31st

3 pm 

Celebrate the end of the year with the Iowa Wild! $2 hot dogs, calendar giveaway and post-game fireworks show to ring in 2017!

GUIDEONE IMAGINEVE!

Hy-Vee Hall

December 31st

4 pm – 8 pm

Join us for Des Moines’ biggest New Year’s Eve party for kids at GuideOne ImaginEve! Kids and families will enjoy a countdown to the New Year with a Times Square-like confetti drop at 8 p.m.  This free family fun event features inflatable rides and bounce houses, carnival games with prizes, costumed characters, toddler zone and dancers. For kids ages 10 and up, GuideOne ImaginEve offers a Tween Zone, with special activities just for kids ages 10 and up! The evening will wrap up with a spectacular fireworks show at 8:15 p.m.!

This one-of-a-kind family event encourages family members of all ages to enjoy New Year’s Eve in a safe, responsible way and participate in a wide variety of activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

JOLLY HOLIDAY LIGHTS 

Adventureland Park 

5:30 pm – 10 pm 

Jolly Holiday Lights is back and at a new location! Come out and celebrate the holiday lights at Adventureland! Bundle up the family and enjoy a 2.5 mile ride through more than 100 magical light displays. 100% of admission fees go directly to Make-A-Wish® Iowa! Jolly Holiday Lights is a drive-through holiday light display that is set up annually by Make-A-Wish Iowa at Adventureland. $10 per car. Celebrate the New Year with this last chance to see the gorgeous light display!

 

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