Ring in the New Year with your family and friends at one of these fun events in California! There are plenty of things to do for New Year’s in California with kids, so you’re sure to find something that everyone will enjoy. From fireworks shows to dance parties, these events are sure to get you excited for the New Year!
Have no time for planning and organizing? We’ve got you covered! Here are some ideas that will help you plan your trip with the kids, making it easier on you as well as fun!
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LA Kings New Year’s Eve Game
Saturday, December 31, 2022
The LA Kings will ring in 2023 with a New Year’s Eve Game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive an LA Kings Crown! Game starts at 1pm. Buy Tickets here.
Kids Club: Noon Year’s Eve Party
New Year’s is all about magic! So join us for a fun-filled show of the best tricks and illusions, performed by our very own magician Joe followed by Musical Bob. We also have a photo booth set up so that you can take pictures of your loved ones as they join in on the festivities and you can also participate in our raffles. If that wasn’t enough excitement for one day, we’ll also have plenty of fun crafts for the kids and for the entire family!
Location: 3200 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Disney on Ice: Road Trip Adventures
As Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and you set out on a crazy adventure to your favorite Disney locations, exciting twists and turns are in store for you. Moana will accompany you to Motunui, and Simba will take you on a safari across the Pride Lands. Play in a gigantic carnival with Woody and Forky and get swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade and discover a whole new universe. Experience a fun-filled New Year full of surreal antics and close-up character encounters!
Location: Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
New Year’s Eve at Shoreline Village
At Shoreline Village, welcome the New Year with an unforgettable evening. The best fireworks displays in Southern California are featured at our free event, along with DJ dance music, a live local band, a kids countdown, and more!
Location: 401-435 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802
Temecula New Year’s Eve Grape Drop
Ring in the new year in spectacular Temecula style with the famed Grape Drop! 2023 will be celebrated twice with a West Coast (midnight) and an East Coast (nine o’clock) countdown. On New Year’s Eve, there will be live music, food trucks, and kiddie activities at the Grape Drop. The Free Fun Zone will be accessible from 6:00 to 10:00.
Location: 41000 Main St., Temecula, CA 92590
Pennypickle’s Workshop: New Year’s Eve at Noon
Pennypickle-style New Year’s celebrations instead of midnight, at noon! The Professor’s very special party is perfect for kids who can’t stay up late and is something you won’t want to miss.
Location: 42081 Main St.
Temecula, CA 92590
Pirates Dinner Adventure
Pirates Dinner Adventure offers live entertainment, delicious food, and family-friendly fun. Would-be pirates of all ages take part in an action-packed supper performance that is interactive and guaranteed wanna fill you up and give you tales to tell! Enjoy a lavish pirate feast while seeing outstanding swordplay, aerial talent, and acrobatics.
Location: 7600 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA
Pretend City Children’s Museum: Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown
The Pretend City Children’s Museum hosts an all-day celebration for New Year’s Eve. The museum celebrates throughout the day as several time zones ring in the new year. To make the new year the greatest ever, kids can play and enjoy a number of different activities as well as plenty of confetti, streamers, and noisemakers.
Location: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA, 92618
LEGOLAND: Kids’ New Year’s Eve
On New Year’s Eve, LEGOLAND California is hosting a kid-friendly event with a LEGO ball drop, party hats, and fireworks. Everything is finished in plenty of time for the kids to get home in time for bed.
Location: One Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
LA ZOO: Family New Year’s Eve
An all-ages celebration is held at Zoo Lights, the LA Zoo’s seasonal light display, to ring in the new year.
With express access to Los Angeles, families can celebrate the new year in style. A dinner buffet with soft drinks and dessert, a carousel ride, a DJ dance party, games, and a live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop can be enjoyed at Zoo lights. Champagne and apple cider are provided as part of the welcome package for adults and guests to toast the new year.
Location: 5333 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
So get ready, pack your bags, and go for a wonderful family vacation that you will never forget. Celebrate your New Year in style and the whole year with these amazing things to do in California with kids. Enjoy!
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