Ring in 2018
with these sweet New Year’s Eve family events!
There are those among us who aren’t interested in waking up to the New Year in the driveway wearing someone else’s pants. To these people, I say cheers , and raise a tall, slushy, virgin margarita. The good news is that New Year’s Eve events aren’t always booze-soaked, up-all-hours affairs. There are plenty of things to do in Kansas City that are perfect for people with kids, or for those of us who just want some good, old-fashioned, squeaky-clean fun. Check out these events, and feel nice and smug on January 1st, when you roll out of bed, completely headache free.
Noon Year’s Eve at Science City
December 31 from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Science City at Union Station
Here’s the perfect way to call it an early night. Noon Year’s Eve is a party alright, but it’s fun, safe and educational for people of all ages. There will be hands-on science experiments, stage shows, and make-your-own party hats (complete with edible glitter!). Get ready for a 6 p.m. balloon drop of over 2500 balloons. You’ll be home safe in your jammies before you know it.
Parkville’s 21st Annual Alcohol-Free New Year’s Eve
December 31 from 1:30 p.m. to 11p.m.
Platte County Community Center South YMCA
All the fun without the alcohol! This party includes Local Legends Gaming, Mad Science, GNC, Parkville Commons, and The National Golf Club of Kansas City.
There’s a brand new teen zone for partiers age 13 to 113 during the Family Party at the Deuce, with shuttles provided at 7 and 8:30pm.
Ticket booklets went on sale Sunday, December 10th at the YMCA.
Zoo Year’s Eve
December 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kansas City Zoo
Ring in the new year zoo-style! Celebratory penguins, polar bears, and other zoo friends welcome you and the whole fam. There will be a DJ, photo booths, and plenty of party-animal fun.
Paradise Park’s New Year’s Eve Party
December 31 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Ring in the New Year early with the a big Ball Drop at Paradise Park’s Foam Factory. This kid-friendly celebration includes door prizes and big fun.
Outdoor Ice Stating
KC’s best, most beautiful outdoor rink is celebrating its 45th season. Regular admission is $6. FREE for adults over age 60 and children age 4 and under. Skate rental is $3, or skaters may bring their own.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
6109 NW 63rd Terrace, Kansas City, MO. 816.249.2600
Indoor (Cozy-Warm!) Roller Skating
Lots of local roller rinks will be hosting New Year’s Eve parties. Contact rinks for details.
You see it IS possible to ring in the new year without having your head ringing in the New Year! Will you be attending one of these events? We’d love to hear what your NYE plans are!