Please note that we are currently updating this post for 2022, 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!
Cost: General Admission applies, kids under 3 are free
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
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. and include inflatable bounce houses and a rock wall.
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.
New Years Eve Spectacular! (Unicorn & Camel Event)
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!
Location: Santa Fe; 4949 N Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Cost: $200 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
Bingo bowling for prizes
For large groups, please provide names of entire group to ensure lanes together.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
The following eight casino resorts will all shoot fireworks off of the top of their hotels right at midnight:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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