Are you looking for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration to take your kiddos to this year?
If so, then SoCal Field Trips got you covered with the Best Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Southern California! In fact, if you attend one of these events you might just be able to tuck your children in before the ball drops at midnight in Times Square!
Please visit each individual celebration’s website for dates, times, pricing and locations.
New Year’s Eve Celebrations in the Inland Empire
Annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade at Snow Summit, Big Bear, 12/31 @ 7:00 pm – Midnight (FREE)
Ring in 2019 at the 54th annual Snow Summit Torchlight Parade. Watch 100+ skiers and snowboarders light up the night as they make their way down the face of the mountain in the dark with torches to create a spellbinding spectacle of light before the (snow)ball drops. After the Torchlight Parade, stick around for a live performance by Digital Underground, most known for the 1990 hit, “The Humpty Dance”. Other activities include DJ entertainment, activation booths, face painting, champagne toast, stilt walkers, fire dancers, a photobooth and bounce house for kids.
New Year’s Eve Grape Drop, Temecula, 12/31 @ 6:00 pm – 12:30 am (FREE)
Ring in 2019 Temecula-style at the annual Grape Drop with two countdowns – east coast style (9 pm) and west coast style (midnight). The celebration offers live bands and a free fun zone for kids with hat making, calligraphy art, face painting and a giant slide. Patio heaters and some chairs provided. Bring jackets to keep warm and extra chairs for extra seating.
Pennypickle’s Workshop New Year’s Event, Temecula, 12/31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (TICKETED)
Celebrate the New Year Pennypickle-style at noon instead of midnight! You won’t want to miss the Professor’s very special party for those too young to stay up late. The Workshop will only be open on Dec. 31 from 11 am to 12:30 pm for this amazing event. Call 951-308-6376 to reserve tickets. Space is limited.
J0hn’s Incredible Pizza, Riverside & Montclair, 12/31 @ 7:00 pm – 1:00 am (TICKETED)
John‘s Incredible Pizza will celebrate New Years Eve with special hours and celebration packages. Each John‘s location will be open from 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. on December 31, 2018.
- $19.99 includes Buffet + Beverage
- Unlimited Rides
- 75 Fun World Credits ($18.75 value!)
- New Year’s Accessories including a Hat, Glow Necklace and Blowout
- $29.99 includes Buffet + Beverage
- Unlimited Rides
- 200 Fun World Credits ($50 value)
- New Year’s Accessories: Hat, Glow Necklace and Blowout
New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Los Angeles
LA Zoo’s Family New Year’s Eve Party, Los Angeles, 12/31 @ 6:00 – 9:00 pm (TICKETED)
For the fourth year in a row, the LA Zoo is hosting a Family New Year’s Eve party. Celebrate the new year in style with express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, a dinner buffet that includes soft drinks and dessert, a carousel ride, games, DJ dance party, and live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop. Raise a toast to the new year with complimentary champagne for adults (21+) and sparkling apple cider for kids. Festive photos courtesy of PRIMs Photo Booth. After the party, families are welcome to enjoy L.A. Zoo Lights until closing. Fun for all ages!
Grand Park N.Y.E.L.A, Downtown Los Angeles, 12/31 @ 8:00 pm – 1:00 am (FREE)
Dance your heart out and into 2019 with best friends, sweeties, friendly neighbors, and those cousins from out-of-town at the West Coast’s flagship New Year’s Eve celebration. Grand Park and The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. is the place to dream together and welcome new beginnings with a countdown on City Hall, live music, food, and photo booths in one big, beautiful, colorful Angeleno experience to remember! This will be an alcohol-free, family-friendly event.
Zimmer Children’s Museum New Year’s Eve Party, Los Angeles, 12/30 @ 1:18 pm – 3:18 pm (TICKETED)
1010… 9… 8… let the countdown begin! Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve (eve) balloon drops at 1:18pm, 2:18pm, and 3:18pm! Decorate your own accessories and noisemakers as we get ready to ring in 2019! This program is free to the general public with paid museum admission.