New Year’s Eve Fun For Kids!

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 Events

Early New Year’s Eve Party

Franklin Avenue Library

December 29th

4 pm – 5 pm

Travel around the world with us as we celebrate New Year’s Eve a little bit early. Enjoy activities from various countries around the world including games, crafts, refreshments, and a countdown to “midnight” at 5:00 PM. Meeting Room

Noon Year’s Eve

Science Center of Iowa

December 31st 

9 am – 3 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 2016 at 12:00 noon!

Noon Year’s Eve Bash

The Playground For Kids

December 31st

10 am – 4 pm

Bring in the kids to celebrate “Noon Years Eve” Open 10-4 but at noon we will have a bubble drop with tons of bubbles, blowers and other party favors for the kids. Bring the kids in for this fun annual event!! Food is available to purchase during this event. Cost is regular admission.

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 2016 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 not required!

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, mascots, carnival games with prizes, costumed characters, toddler zone, and dancers. For kids ages 10 and up, GuideOne ImaginEve offers a Tween Zone, with special offerings 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.

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