NYE Kids Countdown at Beacon Park in Detroit

Bring the kids and celebrate the incoming new year at the NYE Kids Countdown at Beacon Park in Detroit on Dec. 31, 2018.

NYE Kids Countdown at Beacon Park

Is Times Square a little out of your reach for your family’s New Year’s Eve celebrations? Well, you can treat your kids to the New Year’s Eve they’ve always dreamed of right here in Detroit – during inaugural NYE Kids Countdown at Beacon Park on Dec. 31, 2018.

This new New Year’s Eve party for kids kicks off 2019 in style starting at 1 p.m. Gather in and around Beacon Park in Detroit for lighting displays and fun lawn games.

And don’t worry about finding a babysitter for the younger kids before you make your way out, either. This family-friendly event features a tot area full of balloons and games for kids 6 and under.

Grown-ups and kids of all ages find even more fun with this event’s make-and-take crafts. Kids can customize a celebration hat, noise makers and sun catchers while adults create a New Year’s resolution frame. You’ll also find plenty of delicious eats from some of the area’s best food trucks and a heated lodge tent to explore.

The whole event culminates with a kiddie toast station and balloon drop, during which kids take part in a traditional countdown – and toast to the New Year with some sparkling juice.

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The NYE Kids Countdown runs from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at Beacon Park in Detroit. The event is free to attend and open to kids and adults of all ages.

For more information on this event and other family fun things to do this weekend, check out the Metro Parent calendar.

Photo courtesy of Downtown Detroit Partnership

This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.