Best Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Metro Detroit

These local New Year's Eve events for families have tons of fun activities and early start times to help ring in 2024.

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 2023 goodbye.

Noon Year’s Eve at Southfield Public Library

Dec. 29, 2023

Kids will be able to ring in the New Year at noon with photo ops, songs, crafts and a balloon drop. Advanced registration required.

Comfy Cozy New Year’s Party at Troy Community Center

Dec. 30, 2023

Families can enjoy swimming, basketball and more. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas. For ages 3-12. Registration is not required.

Kids New Year’s Bash at The New Rink

Dec. 31, 2023

Enjoy a kid-friendly New Year’s celebration. It will include skating, bounce zone and a prize-filled balloon drop.

New Year’s Eve Gala in Downtown Mount Clemens

Dec. 31, 2023

If the kiddos can actually stay up until midnight for the ball drop, take them to downtown Mount Clemens for the ball drop and live entertainment. Or, send them home with grandma and grandpa so you and your partner can ring in 2024 in pre-kid style! There will be fireworks at midnight, too.

Kids New Year’s Eve Party at Total Axe Throwing

Dec. 31, 2023

Celebrate New Year’s with this kid-friendly event that includes two hours of axe throwing, pizza, party favors, ball drop and more. Ticket sales end Dec. 24.

Kids New Year’s Party at Discovery Center of Macomb

Dec. 31, 2023

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

New Year’s Eve Family Skate at The New Rink

Dec. 31, 2023

Families can enjoy a night of skating together. There will also be a prize-filled balloon drop.

New Year’s Family Bash at Paradise Park

Dec. 31, 2023

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

NYE Kids Countdown at Beacon Park

Dec. 31, 2023

This annual event offers all of the traditional fun of New Year’s Eve well before midnight. Ring in 2024 with live music, dancing, kids activities and much more.

Rochester Play 2023 Noon Year’s Eve Party and Balloon Drop

Dec. 31, 2023

Visit this spot at noon for the Noon Year’s Eve event with a countdown to 2024 capped with a balloon drop. All guests will receive a free cookie and drink.

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


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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