New Year’s Eve Fun: Where to Take Your Family to Celebrate New Year’s Eve around Lansing

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New Year’s Eve Fun for Families

Let them stay up till midnight, they said.

It’ll be fun, they said.

If you’ve made the mistake like I have of thinking your kids will be able to stay up until the ball drops, let this be your reminder that kids, and adults, have their breaking points.

If you’re looking to celebrate the New Year as a family, these amazing Lansing-area businesses have you covered with parties fit just for kids’ schedules and bandwidths.

Daytime events and “Noon Year Eve” parties and celebrations are popping up everywhere these days, and for good reason. We all want to just have a good time and make memories. Counting down to noon can be just as fun as counting down to midnight, after all!

Bonus: many of these fun family celebrations are happening earlier in the day, so if you have found a babysitter or are able to get out as adults later on, there will still be time. Cheers to that!

Read on to find where you can take the family this year to celebrate New Year’s Eve around Lansing.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around Lansing

Please call to confirm your favorites. Some spots require reservations or have capacities.

All Ages Pre-NYE Warm-Up at Horrocks Beer Garden

Horrocks Farm Market
7420 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917

Gear up for some free, family-friendly, pre-NYE fun with DJ Whitney Who at the Horrocks Beer Garden!

DJ Whitney Who will drop a mix of upbeat tunes spanning the decades to keep your toes tapping and your head bopping at one of our coolest destination locations!

Date: December 29, 2023
Time: 6-9PM
Cost: FREE

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New Year’s Swim Party

Mason Aquatic Center
1001 S Barnes Rd, Mason, MI 48854

Ring in the New Year with a family-friendly open swim and movie! Gift bags for the first 50 swimmers. All regular swim rules will apply. Swimmers must pass a swim test to go into the deep end of the pool.

Date: December 30, 2023
Time: 6-8PM
Cost: $5/adult, $4/students and senior citizens. $15/family of 4. $1 per additional family member in same household.

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New Year’s Eve at Noon

St. Johns High School
501 W Sickles St, St Johns, MI 48879

Join Backyard Carnival in celebrating the New Year! Activities include games, bounce houses, crafts, games, and kid-friendly DJ. Snacks and drinks available for an additional charge. Bounce houses for kids ages 1-12, with a special bounce house for kids ages 1-4. Entry includes 1 snack and 1 drink to be handed out closer to the 12PM ball drop.

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 10AM – 3PM
Cost: $10/per child; adults are free.

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Noon Year’s Eve

Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum
301 S Superior St, Albion, MI 49224

Ring in the New Year a little bit early at Kids ‘N’ Stuff! Noon Year’s Eve allows the whole family to celebrate the holiday, counting down to noon! Make your own noise maker and other New Year’s activities including a ball-drop at noon!

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 10AM – 12:30PM
Cost: Regular admission rates apply for non-members/FREE for members

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Countdown to Noon

Hell Creek Equestrian Center
10828 Cedar Lake Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169

Join Hell Creek Equestrian Center for a New Year’s Eve as we countdown to noon for a balloon drop to bring in 2024!

Activities such as painting a canvas, pony rides*, printed photo, and concessions available for an additional cost. *Pony rides end at 11:45AM.

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 10AM – 1PM
Cost: $5/person paid in cash at the door

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NOON Year’s Eve Party

Launch Lansing
1982 W Grand River, Okemos, MI 48864

In partnership with Lansing Area Littles, Launch Lansing will be hosting their first ever NOON Year’s Eve Party! 

Your child’s paid admission includes 3 hours of unlimited jump and laser tag, arcade card, grip socks, party favors, pictures with Joey (Launch mascot), crafts, and milk & cookies toast at noon. Add-ons include $15/parent to jump, $10/parent to play laser tag, $5 pizza & drink special, and $1.25/ice cream cup.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Space is limited.

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 10:30AM – 1:30PM
Cost: $35/child ages 0-12

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Noon Year’s Eve Party

40et8 Voiture 946 
2949 S Waverly Rd, Lansing, MI 48911

Free sparklers while supplies last! Fireworks at 12PM. Following the fireworks, the club will be open and hot chocolate will be served free of charge.

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: Get there before 12PM for fireworks.
Cost: FREE but RSVP required

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Noon Year’s Eve!

Mother & Earth: Toys + Baby
1134 N Washington, Lansing 48906

Usher in 2024 with a kid twist! Dress up in your fanciest outfits and enjoy kiddy mocktails, treats, activities and a balloon ball drop at Noon!

Reserve your tickets today!

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 11AM
Cost: $15/each ($5/additional child). Adults are free.

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Noon Year’s Party

Trinity Church
3355 Dunckel Rd, Lansing, MI 48911

Let’s ring in 2024 with a Noon Year’s Eve party directly following the One Gathering on Sunday, December 31! Bring your friends and family to the One Gathering at 10 AM, then stick around to celebrate the new year together at noon. We’ll have a festive photo backdrop, party favors, sparkling grape juice to toast, and a countdown to kick off 2024.

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM
Cost: Free

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New Year’s Eve Party

High Caliber Karting and Entertainment
1982 W Grand River Ave #800
Okemos, MI 48864

Doors open at 12PM for an all-day celebration of the new year! Select activities have a fee.

FREE activities include:

2-4 PM – Disney Classics Trivia: Bring out the whole family for Trivia! We’ll be offering kiddie mocktails named after their favorite characters. Come dressed up as your favorite character and score something a little cool from your favorite marketing team!

5-7 PM – Karaoke: Been wanting to steal the spotlight yourself on our GIANT stage? Now’s the time. All ages are welcome to step up and sing at our Karaoke, special night and time.

9PM–12:30 AM – JP & The Energy Concert and Balloon Drop: Ring that New Year in with jams, dancing, and style! JP & the Energy will take the stage and help us drop a gazillion balloons on you and your friends.

Reserved seats with food, drinks, and activities will be available for purchase online. (General audience without reserved seating or food package will be available for free.)

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 12PM – 12:30AM
Cost: Dependent on activities chosen.

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Kids NYE Skate!

1891 Cedar St, Holt, MI 48842

Roll into 2024 with EDRU! Admission includes balloon drop, games, prizes, giveaways, and much more! TIP: Save some cash by purchasing a family deal for this event which includes any kind of skate rental for each person.

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 1-5PM
Cost: $15/person + $3/skate rental or $60/per family of 4 (must include 1 adult). Speed or inline skates are $5/person.

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2024 New Year’s Eve Family Party

Castaway Play Café
1800 N Burkhart Rd, Howell, MI 48855

Celebrate 2024 with Castaway Play Cafe’s New Year’s Eve party. Dance the night away until the balloons drop! Ticket includes play structures and bounces houses, dance party, party favors, and an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. Don’t wait, purchase your tickets today!

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 2-6PM
Cost: $24/child; $14/adult

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New Year’s Eve Swim

Goldfish Swim School – Okemos
5135 Times Square Dr, Okemos, MI 48864

Reserve your spot today for this FREE family swim at Goldfish Swim School in Okemos. In addition to swimming, there will be snacks and a ball drop.

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Cost: FREE

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NYE Family Skate

1891 Cedar St, Holt, MI 48842

Not to be confused with EDRU’s Kids’ Skate, this NYE Family Skate starts at 6PM. This is EDRU’s biggest party of the year! Admission includes balloon drop, games, prizes, giveaways, and much more! TIP: Save some cash by purchasing a family deal for this event which includes any kind of skate rental for each person.

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: 6-10PM
Cost: $15/accompanied minor or $20/unaccompanied minor. Regular skate rental is $3/person or $5/person for speed or inline skates. Family deal is $60/family of 4 which must include at least 1 adult.

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New Year’s Eve at the Ramada Lansing Hotel

Ramada Lansing Hotel & Conference Center
7501 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917

Celebrate the New Year with the Ramada Lansing Hotel! Your overnight stay includes use of the hotel pool complete with pool-side DJ, complimentary breakfast on New Year’s Day, and a late check-out.

Date: December 31, 2023
Time: Hotel check-in begins at 4PM
Cost: Overnight stays start at just $159. Call 517-627-3211 ext 3 for more information and to reserve your room.

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Crafty Ideas to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Try out these free and fun ways to add a little more fun for New Year’s Eve.

Take Home Craft: New Year’s Noisemakers

Grand Ledge District Library
131 E Jefferson St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Kids can make some noise for New Year’s! Celebrate the New Year with a New Year’s Noisemaker craft activity!

Date: December 20-31, 2023
Time: Pick up during business hours
Cost: Free

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Take & Make New Year’s Eve Kits

Eaton Rapids Area District Library
220 S Main St, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Drop by the Eaton Rapids District Library on to pick up a kit that contains hats, blowers, and necklaces. Available on a first come, first serve basis. No library card or registration required.

Date: December 28, 2023
Time: 10AM
Cost: Free

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Make Your Own Fun at Home on New Year’s Eve

Not feeling like going out to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Sometimes the very best party is the one on your own couch.

Grab the comfy jammies, gather the family, and throw your own New Year’s Eve celebration just the way you want it.

Below are several fun ideas to get you started on your end-of-the-year party. These ideas are so fun, you might actually want to stay home to try them!

New Year’s Eve Around Michigan

If you are looking for a celebration outside of Lansing, we suggest Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids. And for the remainder of winter break, we have come up with 7 song-inspired activities for Lansing area families.

From all of us at Lansing Family Fun, we wish you and your family a happy and safe New Year’s Eve. 

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