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New Year’s Eve with Kids in Phoenix

New Year's Eve with kids in Phoenix. How can 2025 be almost here? Here is a list of special New Year's Eve (and weekend) events that the whole family can enjoy. Scroll down for at home ideas too!

Jana Tingom

New Year’s Eve with kids in Phoenix. How can 2025 be almost here? Another year is almost upon us, and it’s worth celebrating. Here is a list of special New Year’s Eve (and weekend) events that the whole family can enjoy. Scroll down for at home ideas too!

For up to date 2025/2026 events, be sure to browse the events calendar!

And remember, lots of light shows and events are still running this weekend, through January 1-7! Check out the list/map of Christmas lights, or browse the events calendar.

New Year’s Eve Events

Skateland Mesa and Skateland Chandler – ring in the new year on the roller rink and pizza, along with party favors and a balloon drop at this late afternoon event.

Great Skate in Glendale – the whole family can skate and enjoy pizza

Sky Zone – central Phoenix and Peoria locations will have a balloon drop at noon!

Uptown Jungle Laveen – balloon drop with apple cider to bring in the New Years!!

Crayola Experience – Confetti countdown and character appearances at noon and 4 p.m

Zoppe Italian Family Circus – see a show with this amazing circus group

Jake’s Unlimited – a countdown at 6pm, with a special toast

Wildlings Toy Boutique party – includes a dance party, an apple cider toast and balloon drop at noon (registration required for all adults and children).

Sit Still ScottsdaleRing in the new year “kid-style” with us on New Year’s Eve. We’ll have a photo booth, NYE-themed craft, and a sparkling cider toast at noon to celebrate 2023.

Arizona Science Centerit’s snow week!

Children’s Museum of Phoenix – ring in the new year at noon, with a huge balloon drop too

Flagstaff Pinecone Drop

Prescott Boot Drop


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New Years Eve Activities

by Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

I love the thought of spending time with my kids to celebrate New Years Eve. Seeing the joy of the countdown, sipping bubbly cider, games, dressing up, all kinds of fun! These days I may not be able to stay awake till midnight, so we will be doing Noon Years Eve. Here are some at home celebration ideas.

Noon Years Eve at home – Throw a 12 o clock party! Drink sparkling apple cider, make snacks, noise makers, glow sticks, hats, write down goals, sing songs. You can even close the curtains a few minutes before noon to make it dark!

Photo Booth – create a photo booth with props and take silly selfies or set up a tripod to film it! You can find cheap photo props at the Dollar Store and all kinds of places. Something sparkly for the backdrop adds some bling.

Dress Up – Dress up in your finest and dance around the house!

Noise Makers – whether you buy them or make them, make it loud!

Mocktails – Make a fancy drink for your kids and toast to the new year! Cotton Candy and carbonated water makes a fun and fascinating dissolving drink.

New Year’s Eve with kids in Phoenix

New Year's Eve with kids in Phoenix

Balloon Clock – Blow up balloons and make your own clock. You can pop the balloons to count down the hours, the minutes, depending on the age of your kids.

Scavenger hunt – Hide new years themed items, or anything, around your house and make a list for the kids to find. Or go online and find a NYE themed one.

Resolutions – Write down your resolutions. You can share them, put them in a jar to read the next year, keep them hidden. So many things to do. This was one of my favorite traditions with my cousins growing up.

Bake – Cakes, cookies in the shape of numbers, cupcakes.

New Year’s Eve with Kids in Phoenix

Wishes Wall – Use post its and stick them to the wall to create wishes and dreams for the upcoming year.

Celebrate with a different country – You can choose any country that celebrates during your kids waking hours! Decorations, food and music all to make it feel more authentic.

Games – Minute to win it games, board games, would you rather flash cards. Go online to print NYE Bingo

Happy New Year!

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  • Jana Tingom

    Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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