Five Places to Spend New Year’s Eve with Kids in LA

Photo: Grand Park LA

Photo: Grand Park LA

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New Year’s Eve is on Sunday and for families with small children in Los Angeles that means staying home. Or does it?

We’ve discovered five fun ways to ring in the new year, with kids.

And several of these events still allow for parents to hire a nanny, hit the town and celebrate with a champagne toast (after a few rounds of shots) at a crowded club when the clock strikes midnight!


N.Y.E.L.A. – Grand Park

What’s up Los Angeles? Dance your heart out and into 2018 with best friends, sweeties, friendly neighbors, and those cousins from out-of-town at the West Coast’s flagship New Year’s Eve celebration. Grand Park and The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. is the place to dream together and welcome new beginnings with a countdown on City Hall, live music, food, and photo booths in one big, beautiful, colorful Angeleno experience to remember! #NYELA

The event begins at 8pm on December 31, 2017 and ends at 1am on January 1, 2018.

LA Zoo Lights Family New Year’s Eve


Celebrate the new year in style with express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, a dinner buffet that includes soft drinks and dessert, a carousel ride, games, DJ dance party, and live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop. Raise a toast to the new year with complimentary champagne for adults (21+) and sparkling apple cider for kids. Cash bar available. Festive photos courtesy of PRIMs Photo Booth. After the party, families are welcome to enjoy L.A. Zoo Lights until closing. Fun for all ages!

Dinner served from 6 – 8 p.m. | Holiday Desserts served from 7 – 9 p.m.
Ticket prices: $69 for adults and $45 for children
 Children under 2 are free, however a ticket is required.

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Zimmer Children’s Museum Balloon Drop

In honor of the upcoming year, the Zimmer is embracing all that is 18, and there will be balloon drops hourly from 11:18 a.m.  and 3:18 p.m. in the museum. While you countdown to the countdowns, you can create your own sparkly noisemakers and party accessories.

The Zimmer Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

 More Info: Zimmer Children’s Museum

Magicopolis NYE Show

Want a magical New Years Eve? Following a comedic stage show of illusions, partake in pizza, popcorn, and sparkling cider (or champagne!) to toast the New Year. The 9 p.m. show is suitable for young ones ages 5 & up. Reserve ahead (tickets are $75 per person) for seats, requisite noisemakers, hats, a magic class and souvenir bag of tricks. Magicopolis, 1418 4th St., Santa Monica.

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Marina Del Rey New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration

Photo: Marina Del Rey Events

Photo: Marina Del Rey Events

Marina del Rey has a free family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration at Chace Park where you can watch the CNN live broadcast from Times Square in New York on a big screen with the ball drop at 8:59 pm followed by a 10-minute fireworks show and another countdown and fireworks show at midnight.
The festivities begin at 7 pm until midnight. Firework presentations will be at 9 pm and 12 am. Visitors can count on restaurants being open for a NYE dinner before the fireworks.
Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

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