Kid-Friendly Activities on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

Kid-Friendly Activities on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas (Updated 2023)

Please note that we are currently updating this post for 2023, so times and dates may change. When this alert is removed, it is fully updated.

Who’s ready to ring in the new year? We are! Check out these kid-friendly activities on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City.

In the city that never sleeps, there are tons of events that you can enjoy on New Year’s Eve all day AND all night long, but what about those that are more family-friendly?

While we had more New Year’s Eve events in previous years, the last few years have dwindled some of the fun down (the purchase of Crystal Palace by Floyd Mayweather, the closing of Texas Station, etc.).

We are also including a list of fireworks you can enjoy across the valley from the comfort of your home or somewhere close by.

Either way, let’s have a blast as we end one year and start another!


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Boulder City

Check back for more New Year’s Eve events in Boulder City.

Henderson

Strike Zone Bowling for NYE

Date: Dec. 31 from 9:30pm – 12:30am (on Jan. 1)

Location: Strike Zone at Sunset Station; 1301 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014

Cost: $250 per lane (max 5 guests per lane)

Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Some Great Family Fun! Each lane includes:

  • 3 hours of bowling
  • Shoe rental for 5 guests
  • Party favors for 5 guests
  • Prizes & giveaways
  • A large 1-topping pizza
  • Soft drinks

Check-in begins at 8:30 PM. Must be paid in full at time of reservation.

Noon Year at the Lion Habitat Ranch

Date: Dec. 31 from 11am – 3pm

Location: 382 Bruner Avenue, Henderson, NV

Cost: General Admission applies, kids under 3 are free – Last admission at 2pm

Ring in the Noon Year of 2023 at the Lion Habitat Ranch with Ozzie and his friends during our general admission hours. Purchase your tickets in our ticket booth when you arrive or book your admission time slot online now. Scavenger hunt to inspire kids on New Year’s resolutions about what they can do to help wildlife. Countdown to noon at Ozzie the giraffe. Following the noon countdown at Ozzie the giraffe, we will have a “Ball drop” with one of our lions.

Market in the Alley

Date: Dec. 31 from 11am – 4pm

Location: The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Dr. Henderson, NV 89052

Local artisans, vintage curators, herbalists, food purveyor, kid and pet friendly, art activities, and the best time

Noon Year Uptown Jungle

Date: Dec. 31 at 11am

Location: 27 South Stephanie Street, Henderson, NV

Cost: Purchase your tickets in advance if possible

Come celebrate at Noon! At noon there will be a balloon drop and other fun activities

Las Vegas

Noon Year’s Eve

Date: December 31st from 10am – 12:30pm

Location: Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Pl, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Join us as we celebrate Noon Year’s Eve at DISCOVERY!

New Year, New Block Party

Date: Dec. 30 from 12 – 3pm

Location: 7260 S Cimarron Rd Las Vegas, NV 89113

Mark your calendars for our last big pop up of the year! We’ve teamed up with the entire shopping center to make this one a great block party pop-up.

Kid-Friendly Activities on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

Noon Year’s Eve at Town Square

Date: Dec. 31 from 10am – 1pm

Location: Town Square

Cost: Free Admission

Celebrate the New Year with your little ones this year at Town Square during Noon Year’s Eve on December 31. Festivities will take place in Town Square Park starting at 10 a.m. Juice box or milk toast and a balloon drop for the whole family to enjoy, while supplies last.

In past years, a DJ from 98.5 KLUC will mix the music for a dance party as we count down to noon. At noon, ring in the New Year with a milk box toast. *a small fee may apply for bounce house and rock wall activities.

kid-friendly activities on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

New Years Eve Spectacular! (Unicorn & Camel Event) – Not Confirmed for 2023

Date: Dec. 31 from 11am – 1pm

Location: Mi Amor Art; 4245 South Grand Canyon Drive Ste. 125 Las Vegas, NV 89147

Cost: Free Admission

Join us Saturday December 31, 2022 for our New Years Eve Spectacular featuring a REAL live Unicorn AND Camel!

Visit and take your photo with the animals, bounce, paint, play, sensory fun and more!

*Each General Admission ticket includes 1 Child and 1 Adult, 1 Unicorn, 1 Camel, OR 1 Happy New Year Canvas to Paint, photos with the animals, as well as toys, games, sensory bins, bounce house fun, & more Mi Amor Art studio fun!

*Each Additional ticket includes includes 1 additional attendee, 1 choice of Canvas to Paint, photos with the animals, as well as toys, games, sensory bins, bounce house fun, & more Mi Amor Art studio fun!

Noon Year Uptown Jungle

Date: Dec. 31 at 11am

Location: 1631 W. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas, NV

Cost: Purchase your tickets in advance if possible

Come celebrate at Noon! At noon there will be a balloon drop and other fun activities

New Year’s At Noon! / Countdown to New Year’s

Date: Dec. 31

Locations:

Cost: Free Admission

Ring in the new year with crafts, songs, and more. For the little ones who may not make it to the New Year’s Eve ball drop, celebrate the “Noon Year” with fun and games.

Kid-Friendly Activities on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

New Year’s Drop-In– Not Confirmed for 2023

Date: Dec. 31 from 1 – 3pm

Location: Summerlin Library

Cost: Free Admission

Join us between 1-3 p.m. to celebrate New Year’s Eve. We are making party hats, playing games, and more to learn about traditions from around the world.

Geared for ages 2 & up.

Ring in the New Year Lights and Fireworks

Date: Dec. 31

Location: Glittering Lights, Las Vegas Speedway

Cost: $39 per carload

Come see the Glittering Lights and then park to see the fireworks at 9pm!

Red Rock Lanes New Year’s Eve Cosmic Bowling

Date: Dec. 31 from 9:30pm – 12:30am (on Jan. 1)

Location: Red Rock Lanes; 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Cost: $350 per lane (max 5 guests per lane)

  • 3 hours of bowling
  • Shoe Rental
  • Featuring Spark
  • 1 Large Single Topping Pizza + 1 Pitcher of Soft Drink
  • Door Prizes with Colored Pin Shots
  • Music Videos
  • Party Favors

Reserve your lane today at 702.797.7467. Price increases per lane starting 12/25 to $375.

Kid-Friendly Activities on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

New Year’s Eve Cosmic Carnival

Date: Dec. 31 from 9pm – 12:30am (on Jan. 1)

Location: Santa Fe; 4949 N Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89130

Cost: $250 per lane (max 5 guests per lane)

Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Some Great Family Fun! Each lane includes:

  • 3 hours of bowling
  • Shoe Rentals for 5 guests
  • Food & beverage package
  • Party favors
  • Games

For large groups, please provide names of entire group to ensure lanes together.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

The following nine casino resorts will all shoot fireworks off of the top of their hotels right at midnight:

  • The Strat
  • Resorts World
  • Treasure Island
  • The Venetian
  • Caesars Palace
  • Aria
  • Planet Hollywood
  • MGM Grand
  • Fontainebleau Las Vegas

The Strat

This year, 80,000 fireworks will be set off during a choreographed fireworks display lasting around eight minutes. It comes out to about 150 fireworks per second. Just before the fireworks show, there will be a lighted countdown (10, 9, 8…) up the Strat’s tall tower.

The Plaza

The Plaza Las Vegas is planning a fireworks show as well!

Kid-Friendly Activities on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

How will you be ringing in the New Year this year? Maybe you’ve decided to stay in on this holiday to avoid the crowds and traffic. If so, here are a few ideas you might love!

Kid-Friendly Activities on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

Host A Bingo Party

This is what we do every year, especially now that there are kids in the family. We love this bingo set and also purchased extra bingo counting chips because it’s easy to run out when more than 5 people are playing. Trust me, we used Chex Mix cereal one year, haha.

We get very into it and play for money and it’s a blast. The kids can participate if they are old enough and for those that aren’t, we have a kid table with color pages, playdough, and more.

Create Your Own BALLoon Drop for the Kids At Home

Co-founder, Kacey, hosts a fun New Year’s Eve party for the kids and has her own balloon drop she creates. This is so fun for the kids and also is a great photo op!

Print Out Free Coloring Pages

This is so easy and FREE! You can search for free printable coloring pages or pick up a coloring book from the dollar tree.

Cut Up Your Own Confetti

Make your own confetti poppers for the kiddos! Instead of buying confetti, cut up your own using old newspapers, magazines, brown bags, old papers that are lying around. You can use scissors or fun-shaped hole punch cutters.

Want to make your own confetti poppers? We love this idea from Autumn B to create your own DIY confetti poppers at home.

Don’t forget to tag us in the fun on social media Facebook or Instagram @southernnevadamoms.

Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.

Connect with her on social media or IRL @mrsleannacarson on Instagram.