New Years Eve Family Events 2017


New Years Eve Family Events 2017

New Years Eve Family Events 2017 – Whether you’re looking for a night out with the kids or for a Parent’s Night Out, check out some of the awesome events we’ve found for you. We’ll continue to update this guide through New Year’s Eve!

If you’re looking for fun on New Year’s Eve, we have ideas on how you can spend the big countdown with your kids and/or family. And, some of our favorite places to celebrate, offer a Noon Year’s Eve for the little ones to be able to celebrate!

Below is a list of opportunities where you can celebrate this year. If you find that we’ve missed anything, email it to us at or fill out our event form.

No matter what you choose to do, we hope you enjoy a fabulous and Happy New Year from all of us at


Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The Disney Countdown to Midnight at Disney’s Contemporary Resort sets a thrilling tone for the New Year, with a live DJ, dancing and libations, culminating with Magic Kingdom Park fireworks viewing and a champagne toast.

Universal City Walk New Years Eve Family Events 2017

Those looking to party hard into the new year can head to Universal CityWalk for jam-packed celebrations, including unique party zones, live music, unlimited gourmet cuisine and a pulse-pumping outdoor dance floor.

Legoland New Years Eve Family Events 2017

Families can ring in the New Year before bedtime at Kids’ New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Move and groove at an exclusive dance party, catch the giant LEGO brick drop at a kid-friendly hour and wind down the year with LEGO-inspired fireworks – all before midnight.

Sea World New Year’s Eve | December 31, 2017

Get the entire family together for New Year’s Eve at SeaWorld Orlando to welcome in 2018 with a splash. Guests can dance the night away with interactive DJ stations, special food and drink offerings, live music and a dazzling firework display, all while surrounded by their favorite aquatic creatures.

Magic Kingdom Park

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks ­– Guests will ring in the New Year in front of Cinderella Castle with the cherished fan-favorite fireworks show that will take place Dec. 30 and 31, 2017, beginning at 11:50 p.m. Additional showings will light up the sky both nights at 6:30 p.m.

Frontierland and Tomorrowland New Year’s Celebration Dance Parties – Put on your dancing shoes and boot-scoot with a hoppin’ beat ‘til midnight in Frontierland. Or jump start the New Year with an upbeat get-together in Tomorrowland, blasting into 2018 with futuristic tunes.

Park hours on Dec. 30 and 31, 2017 are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.


New Year’s Countdown Fireworks – Say “au revoir” to 2017 around World Showcase as dazzling fireworks light up the sky to welcome 2018 in a booming big way! This one-night spectacular starts at 11:40 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Parties – A DJ dance party will have guests dancing and grooving “around the world” with special entertainment at the America Garden Stage, Future World Fountain Stage and other areas throughout the park. Just for New Year’s Eve, you can move to your own beat with music playing in your headphones at the “Silent Groove” dance party that will take place at Future World Center.

New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner – Sip and dip your way into 2018 by indulging in a lavish buffet of savory foods and decadent desserts at this ticketed event in World Showplace. For reservations, visit or call (407) WDW-DINE (3463).

Park hours on Dec. 31, 2017 are 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

New Year’s Eve Dance Party – Revelers will get the party started with a DJ dance party all around Center Stage in front of the Chinese Theatre with special projections on the theatre. The fun starts at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, the nighttime holiday show will take place at 8 p.m. wrapping fireworks, state-of-the-art projections, special effects and music into one grand spectacle. The elaborate nightly themed firework show, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, will bring in the New Year with a special twist at midnight!

Park hours on Dec. 31, 2017 are 9 a.m. to midnight.


Noon New Year’s Eve at Orlando Science Center | December 31, 2017 | 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Count down to the new year at noon instead of midnight! Leading up to the countdown, you can write your new year’s resolution and make party hats and crafts. These activities will be offered on Level 4 before and after the stroke of noon in DinoDigs for the big countdown and streamer drop. Complete your experience by visiting our current traveling exhibits Playing with Light and Gingerbread Lane; catch a giant-screen or 3D film; and check out all four floors of hands-on exhibits and more. Don’t forget to wear your favorite pajamas for the party! More…

Baby Boogie Bash New Year’s Eve Party at Amaya Papaya Play Lounge | December 31, 2017 | 10:30 AM to 1 PM

The Baby Boogie Bash (East Coast) is a dance party for kids 0-7 years old featuring disco lights and music from the 80’s, 90’s, and today.  No Nursery Rhymes just real jams (appropriate of course) that will get your feet moving and booty grooving. We offer the Baby Boogie Bash at Amaya Papaya 7 times a year. Each event is themed to match a corresponding holiday throughout the year and then eclectically themed during our summer party series culminating with our annual Birthday Party! More…

Noon Year’s Eve at Brevard Zoo | December 31, 2017

Your whole family can celebrate the new year without staying up past anyone’s bedtime! Noon Year’s Eve, scheduled for December 31, features a ball drop and complimentary juice toast. More…

New Year’s Kid’s Night Out | December 29, 2017 | 6 PM – 10 PM

Mad Science in Oviedo. Kids age 4 and up. Must be potty trained and Bathroom independent. Come and celebrate New Year’s with us! We’ll have a kiddie dance party, we’ll decorate New years hats, and more! $25/child. No Sibling Discounts. Includes Dinner, Science Class, Activities, Games, Crafts, Movie time, and more! More… Tickets…

Aloma Bowling Centers’ New Year’s Eve Fun | December 31, 2017

The Aloma Bowling Centers are ready to roll into 2018—and the entertainment venues have something for everyone this year. All of the venues—Aloma Bowl in Winter Park, Airport Lanes in Sanford and Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando—are offering both daytime and nighttime specials on Sunday, Dec. 31. The daytime special lasts from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is perfect for families. For only $15 per person, guests receive two games of bowling and shoes, plus a $10 arcade card or tokens for the arcade. The nighttime special will keep the fun going even past that midnight kiss. Guests can reserve a lane for up to five people for $80 in advance or $90 at the door. Individuals can also bowl for $25 at the door. The party lasts from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  More…

Noon Year’s Eve for Kids at Seminole Towne Center | December 31, 2017 | 11 AM

Join us in Center Court on the lower level for this kid-friendly event as we ring in the new year a little early! Doors open at 11am. “Balls” drop at 12 noon! There will be face painting, balls dropping, and celebration drinks! More…

Goldfish Swim School New Year’s Eve Bash | December 31, 2017 | !:30 PM to 3 PM

Ring in the New Year with us – at a much more kid-friendly hour! Join Bubbles and your friends at Goldfish for our New Year’s Eve party. Stop by for swimming, snacks, and a special countdown with an apple juice toast and balloon drop. Tickets are $5/person, open to anyone (members and non-members alike!) and sign up in advance is required. Give us a call at 407.614.6363 to reserve your spot today. We can’t wait to #celebrate 2018 with you! More…

Happy New Year at Orlando Public Library | January 3, 2018 | 10 AM | 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando

Make some noise and celebrate the New Year with your little ones! Join us for fun, games and an exciting countdown. Ages 2–4. More…

Rockin’ Noon Year Gala | Osceola Library | 810 13 th Street, St. Cloud | 11 AM to 1 PM

Get into the spirit of 2018 and celebrate the new year just a little early! Enjoy fun games and activities as we count down the clock until NOON! Following the activities, attendees will receive a surprise supplies pack to relieve all that unwanted stress of going back to school.   More…

Astro Skate Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party | December 31, 2017 | 8 PM – 11:59 PM

Astro Skate is holding it’s annual family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party. Join us on Sunday, December 31, 2017, from 8:00pm – 1:00am and let’s all ring in the new year together in a safe and family friendly atmosphere. We promise a night of fun! Parents Skate FREE! As usual, we are offering our popular Parents Skate FREE feature to this event. We are a very family-oriented establishment and hope to see many parents and children come out and enjoy a wonderful night with us! More…

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Crayola Experience | December 31, 2017 | 11 AM to 3PM

We are celebrating the New Year with family-friendly fun on December 31.

11:00am – 3:00pm: DJ Dance Party with DJ Izzy

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Meet Anna and Kristoff

12:00pm & 2:30pm Special Afternoon Countdowns so children of all ages can experience the thrill of midnight! Countdowns will be held at Cafe Crayola.

Also enjoy FREE glow product for Annual Passholders*, a special craft and Crayola character appearances throughout the event.

Click here to SAVE $4.00 OFF general admission tickets!

NYE Party at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games | December 31, 2017 | 12 PM to 5 PM

Join us for an Italian New Years Eve Celebration at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games!

Family Day from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm:
Grab the kids & come on out for a special attraction package, prizes and fun hosted by AndrettiBot!
NYE Attraction Package $24.95+tax
•2-hour Unlimited Arcade Time Play Card*
•Choice of 2 Attraction Experiences: Laser Tag, Ropes Course, Simulators, HoloGate or Dark Ride.

Andretti New Years Eve Party
9:00 pm to 1:00 am
Reservations Required. 21+ only.
NYE Party Package $79.95/pp/+tax
•Admission to Private Party in the Sky Bar Lounge
•3-hour Traditional Italian Buffet
•Champagne Toast & Specialty Italian drink for $5.50
•2 Superkart Races
•3-hour Unlimited Arcade Time Play Card*
•Choice of 2 Attraction Experiences: Laser Tag, Ropes Course, Simulators, HoloGate or Dark Ride.

Book your NYE Party Tickets now at!

*Time begins upon first swipe at a game. Unlimited Time Play Video Game Cards are valid for arcade play only & do not accrue tickets for Redemption or Prizes. More…

Fun Spot New Years Block Party | December 31, 2017 | 12 PM to 3PM

Ring in the New Year with us! We’re doing a Noon-Years Eve Block Part at our Orlando park from 12pm-3pm. There will be music, prizes and FUN! More…


New Year’s Eve in Baldwin Park Village Center — Dec. 31, 8 pm | Baldwin Park Village Center
Purchase a ticket and receive a wristband that will allow you to access special menus at the local restaurants. Each ticket includes NYE swag, $20 in BP bucks to use at participation locations, a midnight toast, and a VIP viewing to the fireworks celebration at midnight.

Noon Year’s Eve | St. Cloud Civic Center | 3001 17th Street, St. Cloud | December 30, 2017 | 11 AM to 1 PM

Celebrate New Year’s Eve preschool style with crafts, a bounce house and a countdown at noon to celebrate the New Year with a balloon drop and juice toast! Kids are $5 each and adults are free.


New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza —Dec. 31, 8:30pm-Midnight | Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Countdown to 2018 at our family-friendly party featuring delightful food and wines, amazing live DJ, a midnight toast and more.

Orlando New Years Eve Gala- On December 31, 2017 at 1010 Church Street W in Orlando, from 8 PM – 2 AM, enjoy Orlando New Year’s Eve 2018 Gala for a great Parent’s Night Out. More…


Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney Countdown to Midnight – Guests will clink glasses at midnight after an unforgettable evening of live music and dancing in the Fantasia Ballroom. Taste buds will be celebrating, too, with savory bites and wine pairings from the California Grill, Flying Fish, Citrico’s and other signature Walt Disney World restaurants. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and friends will also join in the fun! Festivities begin at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31. Guests must be 18 years of age or older to attend. For reservations, visit or call (407) WDW-DINE (3463).

Down in New Orleans: A Disney New Year’s Eve Dining Experience – This dining extravaganza brings New Orleans to Walt Disney World on New Year’s Eve. It’s a night filled with exquisite dishes, champagne toasts, and the ultimate viewing location for Magic Kingdom fireworks. Exclusive for guests 21 years of age or older. For reservations, visit or call (407) WDW-DINE (3463).

Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration (SOLD OUT) – A family-friendly celebration, Pixar Party immerses guests in the beloved Disney-Pixar films with lively music, a mouthwatering buffet, Magic Kingdom fireworks viewing, character meet-and-greet opportunities and more. For reservations, visit or call (407) WDW-DINE (3463).

California Grill New Year’s Eve Hollywood Hideaway (SOLD OUT) – Swing in the New Year with “stars and starlets” high in the sky at this cool and classy California Grill get-together. Schmooze the last hours of 2017 away at this “Rat Pack” inspired shindig where favorite Disney characters make a guest appearance and the evening caps off with spectacular views of Magic Kingdom fireworks.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground 

Mickey’s New Year’s Eve BBQ (SOLD OUT) – Mickey and friends invite guests to join in a rootin’ tootin’ celebration that includes a scrumptious unlimited BBQ feast. Bluegrass music and a DJ are sure to have everyone on their feet to ring in the New Year. The celebration begins at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 31.

New Year’s Eve Buffet – Dec. 31, 5pm-11pm | Hard Rock Hotel
Enjoy a rockin’ feast in The Kitchen restaurant that includes our ROCK-in 2018 New Year’s Eve Lobby Party.

ROCK-In 2018 New Year’s Eve Lobby Party — Dec. 31, 8pm-1am | Hard Rock Hotel
Ring in the New Year like a rock star! Our family-friendly party will feature specialty desserts, Universal characters, a DJ, a balloon drop, champagne toast and more.

New Year’s Eve Buffet – Dec. 31, 5pm-11pm | Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Join us for an “Around the World Celebration” feast and family-friendly entertainment in Islands Dining Room. Our Orchid Court New Year’s Eve Dessert Buffet is included.

New Year’s Eve Wantilan Luau – Dec. 31, 6pm | Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Celebrate at our enchanting Hawaiian dinner show, featuring a Polynesian buffet, children’s buffet, live music, hula dancers, fire knife dancer and more.

Orchid Court New Year’s Eve Dessert Buffet – Dec. 31, 7pm-Midnight | Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Ring in the New Year with us in Orchid Court Lounge, where you’ll enjoy a special dessert buffet and more before welcoming in 2018 with a champagne toast.

Jake’s “Best of 2017” Beer Dinner – Dec 31, 7pm – 1am | Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Toast to the New Year with a five course dinner and beer pairings. After dinner, head to Orchid Court for a dessert buffet, music, dancing and a midnight balloon drop.

New Year’s Eve Buffet – Dec. 31, 5pm-Midnight | Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Join us in Amatista Cookhouse for an “Around the World Celebration” feast. Featured family-friendly entertainment includes appearances by Universal characters, face painter and balloonist.

New Year’s Eve Celebration – Dec. 31, 10pm-2am | Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Join us in Strong Water Tavern for a celebration of the Caribbean and ring in the New Year with live music, dancing, champagne toast and balloon drop. Adults ages 21+ only.

New Year’s Eve at Bayliner Diner — Dec. 31, 8pm-12:30am | Universal Cabana Bay Beach Resort
This New Year’s Eve, take a trip back to the 1950s and ‘60s with a scrumptious meal, live DJ, face painters and a midnight balloon drop!

Disclaimer: This New Years Eve Family Events 2017 event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.