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
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).
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
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.
Pump it Up
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.
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.
Science Center of Iowa
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!
THE PLAYGROUND FOR KIDS
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 !!
Clive Public Library
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!
Wells Fargo Arena
Celebrate the end of the year with the Iowa Wild! $2 hot dogs, calendar giveaway and post-game fireworks show to ring in 2017!
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.
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!