New Year’s Eve in Atlanta With Kids: Family Friendly New Year Events

New Year's Eve in Atlanta with Kids
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New Year’s Eve in Atlanta with kids events can be hard to find since most of the celebrations are focusing on adult entertainment. Fortunately, there are quite a few ways to ring in a new year with your family. But with a little bit of research I found several fun, family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration events in Atlanta.

So if you still don’t have any plan for this New Year’s Eve celebration, check out all these fun family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration around Atlanta.

New Year’s Eve in Atlanta With Kids 2012

Noon Year’s Eve Party with Radio Disney @ Smyrna

If you afraid you won’t be able to stay up to celebrate the New Year’s eve, then don’t worry.. Come out and join the mega party in the City of Smyrna with Radio Disney Noon Year’s Eve. There will be lot of dancing, gaming and prizes. Then get ready for the balloon drop at noon and toast to the party with cider.

Radito Disney Noon Year’s Eve Info:

Place: Smyrna Community Center-200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, 30080
Date: December 31, 2011
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Free


Noon Year’s Eve Celebration @ Imagine It! Children Museum

Join Cinderella and Prince Charming for cotillion dancing on Noon Year’s Eve.  Afterwards help them count down to the “noon year” then join a grand ballroom procession throughout the Museum.
Reservations are recommended. Please keep in mind that the Museum has a maxium capacity to uphold.

Imagine It! Noon Year’s Eve Celebration Info:

Place: Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Park Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1827
Date: December 31, 2011
Time: 11:30am
Cost: Free with General Admission


New Year’s Eve Celebration @ INK

Help INK celebrate the end of 2011 and the new year of 2012! We will have fun crafts and a parade throughout the museum! Jeff McClure will be here to entertain us with a magic show at 12:30pm! Papa Johns will also be providing free pizza for our celebration! (while supplies last)

INK New Year’s Eve Celebration Info:

Place: Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Date: December 31, 2011
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free with General Admission


Duluth New Year’s Eve Extravaganza @ Duluth

Join the Annual Duluth New Year’s Eve celebration to start your new tradition to ring in the New Year. There will be lot of fun entertainment for the whole family.

Family-friendly activities include: Gigantic Snow Slide, Winter Carnival with Inflatable’s, Rides, Games, Food & Drink (to include beer, wine & champagne) Vendors & MORE!

Duluth New Year’s Eve Info:

Place: Duluth Festival Center Amphitheater and Town Green, Duluth, GA
Date: December 31, 2011
Time: 6pm – 12:30am
Cost: Free. NOTE: Nominal fees will apply for Food, Drinks & Winter Carnival!


Lawrenceville Rings @ Lawrenceville

Check out the 8th Annual Lawrenceville Rings New Year’s Eve celebration.

The family-friendly celebration will feature an exciting, all new “Early Eve for Kids” from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Presented in and around the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse grounds (185 Crogan St.), kids can enjoy activities designed especially for them, including, magic & puppet shows, balloon artists, face-painting, children’s mask-making, exciting inflatables, a trackless train, and a variety of festive snack foods, and the first, early eve fireworks display at 6 p.m.

Visitors are invited to participate in a Scavenger Hunt challenge with the Lawrenceville Visitors Center (233 E. Crogan St.) from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The Scavenger Hunt will lead participants on a quest through downtown Lawrenceville’s shops, restaurants, and government facilities. All Scavenger Hunt participants who successfully complete the challenge will be entered into a raffle drawing for a FREE 32″ Flat Screen TV with the winner announced at 9 p.m.

Lawrenceville Rings Info:

Place: Downtown Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville, GA
Date: December 31, 2011
Time: 3pm – Midnight
Cost: Free


Peach Drop @ Underground Atlanta

I’m torn whether to add this super famous celebration on the list. They do provide fun, family-friendly activities for children from noon-5pm. But the nature of the celebration tends to get out of hand as the night goes. My friend went there last year and witnessed some not-so-family-friendly fight. So take it as it is. Maybe stop by early to enjoy the festivity and head home for a nice warm celebration. 🙂

Beginning with children’s activities, Underground Atlanta will buzz with activities for the entire family! As 2011 nears, the main stage will light up with live performances and the 800 pound Peach will begin its decent just before the clock strikes midnight.

Peach Drop Info:

Place: Peach Drop Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Date: December 31, 2011
Time: Noon-Midnight. Children activities from 11am-6pm
Cost: Free


Family New Year’s Eve Celebration @ Stars and Strikes

Ringing in the New Year in style with the whole family with the family friendly events at Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center. There are games, bowling, food, door prizes, a champagne toast at midnight, and a special “Coaches Corner” festivities for adults, with karaoke and a DJ.  Reservations are required.

Stars and Strikes Family New Year’s Eve Info:

Place: Cumming, Dallas and Dacula
Date: December 31, 2011
Time: Hours varies. See site for detail
Cost: Varied. See website for more detail


New Year’s Eve Extravaganza @ Medieval Times

Ring in the New Year in 11th-century style at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Admission includes admission to two-hour live tournament, 4-course feast, pre-show hors d’oeuvres, admission to Museum of Torture, party favors, DJ & dancing, champagne toast at midnight, midnight countdown with balloon drop and continental breakfast.

Medieval Times New Year’s Eve Info:

Place: Medieval Times New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville
Date: December 31, 2011
Time: Varied
Cost: Adults: $69.95, Kids (12 and younger): $35.95


Also check out FieldTripsWithSue and CummingLocal for listing of other family friendly New Year’s Eve events.

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