Looking to celebrate the New Year family style?  For us that means going to bed way before midnight!  How do you like to celebrate with your family?  We always say “rabbit rabbit rabbit” first thing on New Years Day in honor of my very superstitious paternal grandmother.  Below are some area events appropriate for families.  And it’s not too late to enjoy some Christmas lights – check this post for locations.


Noon Year’s Eve
Allen Library
December 31 at 11:30am
Ages 3 – 6.  Ring in 2015 with a special celebration for anyone who can’t stay awake until midnight. We’ll countdown to noon with our party hats and confetti!

Noon Year’s Eve Party
Haggard Library, Plano
December 31 at 11am
Celebrate the New Year early with crafts, activities and a countdown to 12:00 NOON

New Year’s Eve Party
Carrollton Public Library at Josey Ranch Lake
December 31 from 2-3pm
Happy New Year! Learn about New Year’s traditions, hear a story, play games and puzzles and wait up until “midnight” for the big countdown! Ages 6+

Family New Years Eve
This Side Up Family Center at Legacy Church, Plano
December 31 from 6:30-9pm
We’ll have food from local restaurants, entertainment from Keith Coast, free family portrait by Kemp Portraits, raffle prizes, a “Rockin” gift for every family and a countdown to midnight at 9 p.m. $15 Adults, $10 Kids or Reserved Seating Available for $20/person.

Family New Years Eve Bowling
Plano Super Bowl
December 31 from 6-8pm
$70/lane if you pay in advance online.  Price includes shoes, 2 hrs of bowling, 2 one-topping pizzas, pitcher of soda, party favors and a New Year’s Toast of Sparkling Apple Cider.  Up to 6 people per lane

Lone Star Circus
Dallas Children’s Theater
December 31 & January 1
Back by popular demand! Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable circus extravaganza featuring an international cast of acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, clowns, and more. Produced by the award-winning Lone Star Circus, this sensational and joyous circus spectacular is a holiday tradition enjoyed by the whole family.

Dave & Buster’s Family New Years
December 31 from 5-8pm
Two food/game packages to choose from.  Advanced ticket purchase available online.  Hosted in one of Dave & Buster’s private rooms where food, beverages, and the NYE video ball drop will be. As a guest of the event, you will have access to this private event space, as well as our Million Dollar Midway which is packed to the rafters with hundreds of games and simulators!

Family Fun Festival
Dr. Pepper Star Center, Frisco
December 31 from 6-9pm
Enjoy ice-skating and broomball, while listening to tunes from a family friendly DJ. At 8:00pm, we’ll simulate a New Year’s Eve countdown on the scoreboard, so you can ring in the New Year with the entire family!

Blue Man Group
Winspear Opera House, Dallas
January 1 at 2pm
Experience the Phenomenon. Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment.