New Year's Eve 2014 Celebrations on Long Island for Kids and Families
Break out the noisemakers and ring in 2015 with the family. Just do it a few hours earlier so the kids can partake too! There are lots of family-friendly New Year's Eve events around Long Island. Head to a museum, enjoy a skating party or celebrate with dinner and dancing. Best of all? No clean up required.
We've rounded up several great options for the big night--see below for our top picks. And don't forget to visit our Holiday Activity Guide for more fun ideas all season long.
Countdown to 2015
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
Ring in the New Year at this "Bling in the New Year" party. The afternoon will include activities, face painting, a dance party and a ball drop at 4pmf. Party is free with museum admission ($12 per person, children under 1 free).
Family New Year's Eve Party
Bayville Winter Wonderland
8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville
Lunch from 12:30pm-3pm, Dinner from 5:30pm-8pm
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Bayville Winter Wonderland with either a lunch or dinner party. There are two packages: Choose from a three-course meal or the casual option of pizza, burgers and chicken fingers. Both choices include dessert, party favors, balloons and a meet-and-greet with holiday characters. Count down to New Year's with a champagne toast for adults and sparkling cider for children. Meal packages include the Holiday Express Train Ride and Yo Ho Holiday Light Show. Cost: $16.95-$33.95
Family New Year's Eve Party
United Skates of America
1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford
Welcome the New Year with a skate party! Price includes admission, skate rental, unlimited pizza and soda, snacks, 10 game tokens and a light rope necklace. Count down to 2015 with your family, and still make it home by bedtime. Cost: $20/per person
New Year's Eve Celebration
Kidville, 1183 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh
Art projects, countdown, dance party in the gym.
Cost: $15/child, adults are free.
The All Star Family Happy New Year's Eve Party
All Star, 96 Main Road, Riverhead
631-998-3565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Unlimited bowling and shoes. Buffet, soda and juice, dessert, plus a sparkling cider or champagne midnight toast. Party favors. Chip and dip platters on each lane. Note: Minimum of 6 people to each lane. Cost: $25/child ages 13 and under, $40/adult.
Fishes & Butterfly Wishes Family New Year's Event
Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
431 East Main Street, Riverhead
Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, dancing, crafts for the kids, dessert and ice cream bar, plus a mock Midnight champagne and sparkling cider toast (at 10:30), and of course the beauty of the Aquarium at night. Cost: Children 3-12 & Seniors 62+: $60 (Members: $55) Adults: $95 (Members: $85) Children 2 & Under: Free.
Let's Celebrate the New Year!
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
Kids can use geometry to create their own Times Square-style New Year's Eve ball out of marshmallows and gumdrops. Free for children under 1. Runs through January. Cost: $5/per person.
New Year's Eve Party
1074 Pulaski Street, Riverhead
Don't miss this special New Year's Eve dance party for the kiddies! A live DJ, dancing, games and activities are all included. Noisemakers, hats and a balloon drop at "midnight" (7:15pm) add to the festivities.
Cost: $16 children, $10 toddlers, $3 adults
New Year's Eve Ball Drop
Children's Museum of the East End
376 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
Say hello to 2015 with this special celebration at the Children's Museum. Kids can make holiday noisemakers with museum staff, then countdown to 12 noon with a festive ball drop, complete with confetti and sparkling juice. Cost: $10 per person and include museum admission.
Originally posted on December 26, 2012