Happy 2022! Ring in the New Year with your whole family at these family-friendly, Chicago area kids' New Year's Eve Events! We've rounded up some of our top picks here, and you can see more options here! All events below take place on December 31.
New Year's Party
Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 West North Avenue, Oak Park
Celebrate New Year's Eve as a family with a two-hour play session that ends with a New Year's countdown and balloon drop. Activities include creating a New Year's craft in our art studio; taking pictures in our photo booth with a New Year's Eve background; decorating a picture frame for your picture with our polar bear mascot; playing parachute games with (pretend) snowballs; participating in a disco ball scavenger hunt with prizes and more. 10am - noon or 1pm- 3pm. $10 Members, $15 Non-members. Learn more.
Bubble Bash New Year's Eve
DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N Washington St., Naperville
Spend time together creating lasting memories, taking part in special activities, grooving to good music, exploring the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, and counting down with confetti, bubbles, and more. Live musical performances takeplaceat 10:30am and noon, and Little Miss Ann counts down to the new year at 11:00am and 12:30pm. 9am – 1pm. $20/person members, $25/person non-members by Dec 13. After Dec 14, $25/$30. Learn more.
Noon Year's Eve Celebration
Bubbles Academy at 900 N Michigan Shops, 900 N. Michigan Avenue Level 6, Chicago
Ring in the NOON year at Bubbles! Jam out to a concert with Miss Mel, create your own NYE crown, and countdown to the new year with a Bubble-filled finale. Up to 2 adults may accompany each registered child. For ages 0-5. 11am. $25. Learn more.
Blue Man Group Chicago New Year’s Eve Performances
Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted Street, Chicago
Families can kick off their New Year’s Eve celebrations early with Blue Man Group’s kid-friendly performances at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Children ages 12 and under will receive a complimentary gift and all audience members receive celebratory New Year’s Eve hats. Plus a "midnight" countdown after the show, and a special performance of "Auld Lang Syne" by the Blue Men. For ages 4and up. Learn more.
New Year's Eve Family Party
Enchanted Castle, 1103 S. Main St., Lombard
Enjoy a New Year’s Buffet plus each paid guest receives $10 in Game Play, with unlimited Select Video Games, 4 Hours of UNLIMITED Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Miniature Golf, Bumper Cars, Catapult Ride and Quest II Adventure Playland plus a Balloon Drop, Party Favors, New Year’s Toast, and Countdown Celebration. All ages. 8pm - midnight. $44.95 per guest and advanced reservations are required. Learn more.
Noon Year's Paw Patrol Party
Just For Fun Roller Rink, 139 North Seymour Ave., Mundelein
Celebrate with Paw Patrol on New Year's Eve from 11am - 2 pm, with a noon balloon drop featuring thousands of balloons! Bring your cameras to capture the festivities and the Paw Patrol Puppies! All ages. 11am - 2pm. $15 per person. Skate rental is $3 at the skate counter. Learn more.