Kid and Family Friendly New Years Eve Events in Utah

New Year’s is one of those holidays that can be hard to celebrate with kids since the whole thing is based around midnight! But never fear, there are so many fun ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Utah that are totally kid friendly and fun for families!

Check out our list to plan all your New Year fun!


Noon Years Eve Celebrations 

Living Planet Aquarium- 

Come party with B98.7 from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM. A balloon drop is at 12:00.
Giveaways, games, face painting, music, photo booth, and more!

Natural History Museum of Utah

Event is from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Enjoy hands-on activities, music, a DJ-led countdown, and an explosion of confetti as we welcome in 2017… a little early.

  • Party packs will be available to the first 1,000 kids in the door.
  • Hot chocolate and decorative cookies will be available for $3.

Discovery Gateway

Get in with the EVESLC pass, or just spend the day there!
Noon Years Eve Countdown, confetti blast, New Years activities from around the world!


Draper and Kaysville:  10:00 AM- 2:00 PM. Countdown at Noon. Free noise makers and hat. Balloon drop and Bubble wrap stomp.

Classic Fun Center- Layton

Noon Years Eve Party // 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM.
Unlimited activities, party favors, balloon drop at 4:00.

Classic Fun Center- Sandy

Noon Years Eve Party // 12:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Umlimited activities, balloon drop, party favors, free game tokens, giveaways.

Daybreak Noon Years Eve

This year we will be ringing in 2017 with party favors, games, crafts, music, goodies, and a HUGE balloon drop at the stroke of noon.
Your kids will be able to celebrate the New Year and still make their bedtime!

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 2, 2016
Price: $3.00
Purchase at the Daybreak Community Center

New Year at Noon- Tooele City Library

Kids don’t have to wait until midnight to celebrate. Ring in 2017 at the Library!
For kids 5 – 12 years old.

Family Friendly Fun 

Eve Winter Fest

December 26-31
Salt Lake City comes to life with EVE WinterFest, a multi-day celebration with concerts, performances and engaging activities for kids and families. Discover everything that downtown has to offer at a dozen venues from December 26-31 with the America First All-Access Pass.

Temple Square
Clark Planetarium
Discovery Gateway
Salt Palace
City Creek Center
Off Broadway Theatre
Gallivan Center 
The Leonardo
Planet Fitness-BALLroom

Park City New Year’s Celebration 

3:00- 8:00 PM
Park City’s New Year’s Eve Celebration is a great way for you and all of your friends and family to kick-off your New Year’s Eve celebrations. In addition to the fireworks show, enjoy fire pits, hot cocoa, and live music by the Metro Music Club.

Torchlight Parade // Fireworks at Snowbird

Plaza Deck
Fire pits and hot cocoa, 6 – 7 p.m.
Torchlight Parade, 6 p.m.
Fireworks, 6:30 p.m.

Torchlight Parade // Fireworks // Bonfire- ALTA Ski Resort

5:15-7:00 PM

  • $10 entry fee for all skiers. Tickets available at both the Wildcat and Albion ticket offices and at Skier Services between December 27th and December 31st. On December 31st tickets will also be available prior to the parade at the Wildcat Ticket Office until 5 PM.
  • All proceeds from the evening will go to the Utah Food Bank.
  • Collins lift will start loading at approximately 5:15 PM. All skiers will unload at the angle station.
  • Participants will be allowed just one ride up Collins.
  • Children need to be accompanied by an adult and will need to have their own headlights or flashlights. Torches will be available for adults as supplies last. Creative light options are welcome!
  • All skiers need to be able to ski blue, more difficult terrain with confidence in low light conditions. The parade moves at a slow pace, so speed control is very important.
  • Open containers of any type of beverage are not allowed on the lift.

Night Bright- Museum of Natural Curiosity

Limited tickets are available to enjoy this exclusive after hours party. Dance to a live DJ in the lobby, play in the four indoor galleries (Rainforest, Water Works, Kidopolis, and the “Geometry Playground” exhibit visiting from the Exploratorium), and much more.

There will also be food available at Curiosity Café, and a countdown to  2 different balloon drops. One at 10:00 pm and Midnight!

Countdown at the Zoo

5:30 – 9 p.m
Join us for an early New Year’s Eve countdown!! This is a great way for kids to enjoy the excitement of a countdown (but a great way for you to get them to bed on time to ring in the new year properly.
Kids receive free noisemakers starting at 8 p.m. (while supplies last)
We’re counting down to 9 p.m.!


Saturday, December 31st
6:00pm – 1:00am

Unlimited Fun
Unlimited Access to Bowling, XD Theater, Laser Tag, Miniature Golf, Go-Karts & $5 Arcade Play

PLUS All You Can Eat Buffet
Served 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Includes Pizza, Garden Salad, Garlic Bread & Soda

FREE Noise Maker & Hats
Midnight Balloon Drop & Toast

Fat Cats- Ogden

10:00 PM- 12:30 AM

Reservation Required.

Kaysville City New Years Celebration

This year we want to celebrate with a 1980’s theme. So wear your best scrunchie, leg warmers, MC Hammer pants or simply rat your hair. The bigger the better. Come and enjoy the fun carnival, bingo and entertainment with your family and friends. We have something for ALL!

Be sure not to miss this year’s activities which will include:
  • Dinner from 6-8:30
  • Carnival from 6-9
  • Bingo from 6-9
  • Live music from the band “New Wave Dave”
  • 80’s game shows and prizes 
  • Photos with your favorite 80’s stars
  • New Year Countdown and Celebration

Countdown to 2017- Provo City 

Event by Provo Recreation. Countdown to 2017. This year’s theme is 007 espionage. Tickets go on sale December 1st. We will have a firework show at 9:00 PM and Midnight. Tickets are limited so buy yours before we run out!

$8 for youth 3-17
$10 for adults
Rec Center Members get 1/2 off until December 24th.

Entertainment includes:
Hypno Hick
Magic Show
Animal Show
Snake Show
Comedy Show with Cast Members from Studio C and DIvine Comedy

Activities include:
Casino Style Games
Face Painting
Laser Tag
Blaster Tag
Paddle Boats
HQ Gadget Room
Escape Boxes
Game Room

DJ Lex New Years Event- Washington Community Center (Southern Utah) 

New Years Eve Masquerade Party for the whole family!
Saturday December 31st, 6pm – 12am

4 Rooms of entertainment.
Main Stage: Live music & DJs, performers, video screen
Kid Zone: Bounce house, inflatable slide, games, prizes
Fun Zone: Sport activities, dodge ball, etc
Teen Zone: Teen only dance area and activities

$1000 Midnight Balloon Drop // Fireworks Show // Party favors // prize giveaways

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