Since you already now know where to celebrate New Years Eve 2016 in Denver, (our adult event guide that was published last week), then now is the opportunity to let you all know about family and kid-friendly events you can enjoy as well!
New Year 2016 Events For Kids Denver
December 31st 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 9pm
Ticket Prices: General Admission
Enjoy a perfect New Year’s Eve celebration for the entire family in the Gates Center. With a special New Year’s Eve countdown at 9pm. Your little ones will be able to enjoy the holiday, but still get home for bed. Activities are included with Zoo Lights admission.
Time: From 5pm December 31st 2015 through 10am January 1st 2016
Ages: 6 – 14 years old
Ticket Prices: $75 per child
Children are invited to celebrate the New Year with a sleepover at a Denver Zoo Bunk with the Beasts adventure! Kids will explore Zoo Lights, learn about animals and ring in the New Year in a safe and fun environment while their parents enjoy a night out. The evening includes pizza, an evening snack and a full breakfast in the morning after sleeping snuggly in Denver Zoo’s onsite Gates Education Center.
Purchase tickets at: bit.ly/1JA5SET
Time: 9am – 4pm
Ticket Prices: General Admission
The Children’s Museum at Marsico Campus are bringing in the sights, sounds and excitement of Times Square on New Year’s Eve all before bedtime with a special event: Noon Year’s Eve!
Their celebration is filled with ball drops and countdowns each hour, rainbow confetti, bubble wrap fireworks, art projects, music, performances and StoryTimes.
Noon Year’s Eve events are included with general Museum admission.
Time: 6pm – 12am
Ticket Prices: Adults $20 online / $25 at the door, Children 0-8 FREE
Drive Smart is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Skate The Lake! Once you’ve experienced it, you’ll always remember how magical it is! Spend New Years Eve on Evergreen Lake, rated by CNN and Sunset Magazine as one of the worlds top 10 most beautiful outdoor ice skating rinks!
The event is from 6pm to midnight, with a fireworks display at 8pm and midnight to ring in the New Year.
Ice skate rentals are available from the Lake House for $7 but quantities are limited. Bringing your own skates as well as a winter sports helmet are strongly encouraged.
Purchase tickets at: bit.ly/1TlBxiP
Time: Morning Party: 10am – 12pm / Afternoon Party: 1pm – 3pm
Ticket Prices: Adults: $5, Children 1-11 non-members $10 / Children 1-11 members $6, Children under 1 – Free
Ring in the New Year a few hours early at WOW! Children’s Museum. Join them for noisemaker crafts, face painting, family photo station, musical performance by Kristin McLean, refreshments compliments of Happy Baby, and a special countdown celebration!
Purchase tickets at: bit.ly/1Iw6bph
Location: Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St, Denver 80211
Time: 11am, 2pm & 5pm
Prices: Adults: $25.99, Children 3-10 $17.99
Ring in the New Year at the Aquarium with Sharkey’s New Year’s Eve for Kids!
They will have tons of activities for kids like kids beach ball & balloon drop, a sparkling cider toast, contests, animal interactions, giveaways, photo opportunities and so much more.
They also have an adult and kid’s buffet, which includes free admission to the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit!
Reserve your seats for this event by calling: (303) 561- 4489
Time: 2pm – 7pm
Prices: Adults: $10, Children: FREE
The Family Friendly New Years Eve Party at The Celtic Tavern will benefit Catholic Charities and Homes for Heros. What to expect: traditional Irish music from the band Juice of the Barley, live music from session players with a medley of Irish music, specially priced menu from The Celtic Tavern kitchen, party favors and entertainment for kids of all ages, raffle and a silent auction will benefit Catholic charities a countdown to New Year’s leading and bagpipe New Year’s salute and Auld Lang Syne.
Time: 6pm – 1am
Prices: $24.95 for Guest 58″ & Taller $19.95 for Guest under 58″
Celebrate the New Year with the whole family with the family-friendly NYE Party at Boondocks Food & Fun!
Unlimited use of New 2 story Laser Tag, Bowling with Shoes, Miniature Golf, & Go-Karts ($5 Game Play for the Arcade).
Includes All You Can Eat Pizza Buffet Served 6pm – 10pm. Free Hats and Noisemakers
Apple Cider Toast & Balloon Drop at Midnight!
January 1st 2016
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Ticket Prices: Non-Members: Adult: $16, Children: $12, Senior: $14, Children 1 and under: FREE
Members: Adult: $12, Children: $8, Senior: $10, Children 1 and under: FREE
As part of Butterfly Pavilion’s Living Lights event, a magical journey through their twinkling tropical rainforest and glowing gardens, they will also host a special Fire Dancer show on January 1st & January 2nd 2016.
Melinda Rivers,a local legend from 5 Star entertainment, will light up your holidays with an exhilarating performance!
January 2nd 2016
Location: Festival Park, 300 2nd St, Castle Rock 80104
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Kick off the new year at WinterFest – a celebration of the new year and winter season. Join them as they feature a variety of activities including ice carving, the Cold War Classic Cyclocross Race, a Resolution Run 5K, and other outdoor activities. Also includes live entertainment, food, vendors, a petting zoo and adult beverages available for purchase. Bring your loved ones to ring in the new year and get a start on your resolutions for 2016!
Happy New Year!
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