Updated: November 27, 2017
It’s hard to plan for New Year’s Eve with kids. You want to do something, but what? I’m here to help! Here are a few affordable and free family New Year’s Eve celebrations in Orlando.
Celebration Town Center
If you have little ones you know won’t make it to midnight, visit Celebration Town Center. Technically, an official New Year’s Eve party isn’t planned. However, there are still a lot of festive things to do for families. “Now Snowing” is Central Florida’s premier snowing event, featuring a snowfall program, ice rink, strolling characters, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, and more. There is a small fee to skate, but all of the other experiences are free!
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
Ring in the New Year family-style with a “Noon Year’s Eve” daytime Celebration at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. Join in the festivities with live entertainment, games and activities, character appearances and more. Watch a giant countdown clock and welcome the New Year with noisemakers, hats and a juice toast. Activities are included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership. Held from 10:30 am-1:00 pm.
Dave & Buster’s
Families can eat, play and party on New Year’s Eve at Dave & Buster’s. Family packages are available starting at $30. All packages include an appetizer buffet, soft drinks & play in the Million Dollar Midway.
The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
See Orlando, FL celebrate New Year’s Eve from high in the sky on the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye. On New Year’s Eve, the attraction is open for an additional hour with the last ride departing at 12:30 am. You can save more than $8.00 per person by booking your ride tickets with Reserve Orlando.
Madame Tussauds Orlando
On New Year’s Eve, the A-List Party Room at Madame Tussauds transforms into an epic party included with your attraction admission. Drink champagne among your favorite celebrities (well, their wax figures) and ring in the new year in style.
Enjoy Family New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Orlando
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Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.