Top Houston Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Events

Are you looking for an exciting and fun way for you and your family to ring in the New Year? New Year’s Eve is something that will certainly excite you and your kids. It is a celebration to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new. Celebrate the final night of the year with the whole family at these wonderful family-friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Houston.

Sharkey’s New Year’s Eve Bash!

Downtown Aquarium
410 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002

Bring your kids and visit the Downtown Aquarium this new year’s eve. This spectacular six-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland home to more than 300 aquatic species from across the globe. With a full-service eating place, an upscale pub, a fully outfitted ballroom, marine & geographic displays, shopping, and a wide variety of amusements, Downtown Aquarium has it all! This New Year’s Eve, bring your family and ring in the New Year with their mascot, Sharkey! Enjoy a delicious buffet, balloon drop, contests, and giveaways for the kids! Make sure your reserve your spot now. They’re open during New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Palooza

Moody Gardens
1 Hope Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554

Ring in the New Year with the family at the Moody Gardens, offering guests various options to celebrate. Options include delicious food, a spectacular Holiday Show, a walk through the Festival of Lights trail, games and activities for all ages, and more. Whether it’s a special date night or a family getaway with the kids, Moody Gardens is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. Make sure to stay awake to participate in the new year countdown and enjoy Moody Gardens’ take on the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.
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Noon Year’s Eve

800 Town and Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024

Welcome the New Year at CITYCENTRE with BEAR Houston on December 31, from 11 am – 1 pm. This family Noon Year’s Eve celebration will have dancing, face painting, caricature and balloon artist, a photo booth, a DJ, and more. There will be a countdown to noon with bubbles.

New Year’s Eve at Noon Celebration Camp

USA Ninja Challenge
22564 Franz Rd.
Katy, TX 77449

Celebrate the start of a new year at New Year’s Eve Camp. There will be ninja activities for kiddos ages 5 – 13, with the fun starting at 8:30, and there will be an end-of-year countdown at noon. Parents are invited to join in the countdown at noon. 

New Year’s Eve Family Fun

Galveston Island Brewing
8423 Stewart Rd.
Galveston, TX

Head out to Galveston Island Brewing on December 31 at 4 -6 pm for a fun family celebration. Enjoy delicious food from Fud Duds Mobile Kitchen. Kiddos can get some new year’s eve swag while supplies last; at 5:45, sparkling cider will be available for the kids, and a new year’s eve countdown will start before a Ballon Drop at 6 pm. Make sure to add your artistic touch to the HUGE 2022 Galveston Island Brewing Banner before you leave.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave.
Kemah, TX 77565

Ring in the New Year Boardwalk-style when you head down to Kemah for fun, festivities, live music, and more. On December 31, starting at 1 pm, there will be free live music in the Plaza, and fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm. If you want to step up your fireworks experience, Boardwalk Beast Speedboat Cruise tickets will be available for purchase on-site. Get there early for a great time and delicious food.

Kemah Boardwalk - The Fun Never Stops!
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Rockin’ New Year’s Noon

Children’s Museum Houston
1500 Binz St.
Houston, TX 77004

Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 at the Children’s Museum Houston! This year the Children’s Museum welcomes back their fun, family-friendly new years eve bash with a big ball drop countdown at noon. Catch fantastic magic shows, jugglers, a DJ dance party, craft activities, and more. Make sure to get there early, so you don’t miss any of the fun! 

Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat Game

1510 Polk Street

Houston, Tx 77002

Dec 31, 2021Friday @ 6:00PM

Spend New Year’s Eve with the Rockets! What better way than to end the year watching a high-energy game between the Rockets and the Heat? Your kids will be talking about this for years to come. The game starts at 6 pm, with doors opening at 4:30 pm at the Toyota Center. Head over to their website to purchase New Year’s Eve Special tickets, starting at $12 per person.

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