Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

These local New Year's Eve events for families have tons of fun activities and early start times to help ring in 2023.

So, your kid has a bedtime but wants to celebrate the New Year, too? Well, we’ve rounded up some of the best New Year’s Eve events for families to enjoy together.

Most of these New Year’s Eve events happen well before midnight so you can enjoy this holiday with little ones. Check out this list to find one that fits your family’s needs and kiss 2022 goodbye.

Noon Year’s Eve at Southfield Public Library

Dec. 28, 2022

Kids can make noisemakers, take selfies and countdown to noon. Advanced registration recommended because space is limited.

Kids’ New Year’s Eve at Discovery Center of Macomb

Dec. 31, 2022

This fun family event will include activities, a movie, snacks, family fireworks and an early ball drop.

New Year’s Eve Bash and Balloon Drop at Rochester Play

Dec. 31, 2022

Visit this spot at noon for the Noon Year’s Eve event with a countdown to 2023 capped with a balloon drop.

New Year’s Eve Family Bash at Paradise Park

Dec. 31, 2022

Enjoy a pizza buffet, unlimited soda, balloon drop, coloring contest, laser tag and more. Limited availability so advanced registration recommended.

New Year’s Eve Family Night Out at Troy Community Center

Dec. 31, 2022

Families can enjoy swimming, basketball and more. Each child will receive a New Year’s goodie bag to take home (while supplies last). Registration is not required.

NYE Kids Countdown at Beacon Park

Dec. 31, 2022

This annual event offers all of the traditional fun of New Year’s Eve well before midnight. Ring in 2023 with live music, dancing, kids’ activities and much more.

Ypsilanti Bicentennial Kick-off & New Year’s Eve Celebration in Downtown Ypsilanti

Dec. 31, 2022

  • Address: South Washington St., between Michigan Avenue and Ferris Street, Ypsilanti
  • Cost: Free

Families can meet downtown for live shows, shopping, dining, an early ball drop for the kids at 7 p.m. and the official ball drop at midnight.

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly. 


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