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BEST Atlanta New Years Eve Events For Families

Looking for an Atlanta New Years Eve Event for your family to enjoy? You don’t have to wait up till midnight to party with these fun parties. All across Atlanta there are New Years Eve celebrations for kids. Some of them are open to the public and free, while others have a ticket admission price. Act early to secure your family fun and ring in 2022.

Best Family-friendly New Years eve events in Atlanta

Want to celebrate New Years Eve at home? Check out these cute “Noon Years Eve” ideas  for kids!

The best part of family-friendly New Years Eve events is that you don’t have to stay up till midnight. Or you can have your own midnight celebration without the kids later.

Around age 5, my kids started to get really curious about New Years Eve and wanted to celebrate too. I love that there are events that specifically cater to families now. It’s a trend that should definitely continue because kids want to join in on the fun.

Kid-Friendly Atlanta New Years Eve Events

With the ever-changing mandates happening in different parts of the city, be sure to stay updated on these events by checking out their individual websites. Be prepared for a possible mask requirement or a limited number of guests allowed at the event. 

Avalon Noon Years Eve – Alpharetta

This popular New Years Eve party kicks off the fun at the Hotel at Avalon. Advanced tickets are required. They have a DJ, face painting, crafts, and a countdown to Noon when a giant balloon drop will welcome in the new year. There’s also complimentary snacks – like cotton candy, popcorn and a donut wall. Check out the balloon wall for fun photo opportunities too. A kids only mocktail bar adds to the fun and parents can enjoy their own adult mimosa bar too. 

Avalon Noon Years Eve tickets are $15 per person and children under 2 are free.

Celebrate in style at Avalon Noon Year’s Eve celebration in Alpharetta. ©Avalon

Stone Mountain Park – Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Park will ring in the New Year early, providing an opportunity for parents and children to enjoy all the excitement of a midnight countdown at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31. The best part is that you can still celebrate the regular Stone Mountain Christmas attractions when you go for New Years Eve!

A special presentation of the Snow Angel Snowfall and Fireworks Finale is scheduled at 8:45 p.m. Immediately after the finale, early New Year’s Eve activities will begin with costumed characters, music, and dance-alongs. At 8:59 p.m. the early countdown will begin and when the clock strikes 9, snow and fireworks will usher in the New Year. How cool is that? Kids will love this Atlanta New Years Eve event!

Stone Mountain Park tickets start at $34 and advanced tickets are recommended.

Atlanta New Years Eve Kids Celebrations

Find family-friendly Atlanta New Years Eve fun at Stone Mountain Park. ©StoneMountain

Noon Year’s Eve On The Roof – Ponce City Market in Atlanta

Grab the kiddos and head to Skyline Park for the special “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31! This kids party includes entertainers, complimentary kid’s snacks, arts & crafts stations, balloon artists and face painters. When the clock strikes 11:59 a.m., you can countdown to “midnight” and ring in the new year.

The ROOF at Ponce City Market is selling tickets for $15 day of event. No advance ticket purchase is required.

Atlanta Children’s Museum New Year’s Bubble Bash – Atlanta

Did you know that the Atlanta Children’s Museum was the first venue to offer a daytime kids celebration in Atlanta? They totally started the trend! Kids can dance to DJ music, use noisemakers and participate in crafts at the museum. The part that kids love the most is the bubble wrap portion of the party. Kids can count down to “midnight” and pop all of the bubble wrap that they want!

The Atlanta Children’s Museum is limited the number of guests for safety purposes and kids over the age of two are required to wear a mask.

Atlanta Children’s Museum is selling $10 tickets to members and $22 tickets to non-members, must be purchased in advanced.

Atlanta Children's Museum Bubble Party New Years Eve

Celebrate New Years Eve with the kids at Atlanta Children’s Museum. ©AtlantaChildrensMuseum

New Years Eve At Sparkles – Kennesaw

If you love the retro vibes of skating and want to introduce your kids to the fun, head to Sparkles in Kennesaw for their New Years Eve event. The celebration takes place from 11am-6pm. Two Huge balloon drops at 1pm & 4pm – balloons are filled with prizes, cash and free passes!

Sparkles Kennesaw is selling tickets for $15 per person.

New Years Eve At Lake Lanier Lodge – Buford

If you don’t have a sitter for New Years Eve, but you want your own celebration, Lake Lanier Lodge has you covered. You can celebrate at their New Years Eve Denim and Diamonds Celebration, while the kids have their own party next door! They have their own ballroom with games, dinner, movies and activities. They even have their own mini ball drop at midnight.

Lake Lanier Lodge only sells tickets to parents who purchase the New Years Eve Celebration Package. Tickets are $50 per child and the event is from 5pm-1am.

Local Atlanta Libraries – Across The City

Lastly, if you’re looking for totally FREE fun, check out your local library’s event calendar. Many local Atlanta are libraries offer their own Noon Years Eve kids celebration where they’ll have a story time and activities for families.


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