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Family-Friendly New Years Eve Celebration Ideas in Northern Virginia

Family-Friendly New Years Eve Celebration Ideas in Northern Virginia

As the end of the year is approaching, families are looking for fun celebration ideas to ring in the New Year. That said, there are tons of family-friendly events going on in cities near you this holiday season. 

Whether you want to take the family to the Children’s Science Center in Fairfax or jump around at the Trampoline Park in Alexandria, there are many ways to celebrate the New Year in Northern Virginia. Keep reading as we go over the details of this year’s family-friendly celebration ideas. 

Family-Friendly Celebration Ideas in Northern Virginia

While there are tons of adult celebrations, families this year are looking for family-friendly ways to celebrate the New Year. Luckily, families have many opportunities to get together and watch the ball drop. So stick with us and learn about some of the celebration ideas in Northern Virginia. 

New Year’s Family Bowling

If you and your family like to bowl, Bowlero in Arlington hosts a New Year’s Eve Family Celebration. This year’s family package includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling and signature menu selections. 

To make things easier, you can reserve a family package online and skip the line at the event—just choose which time you’d like to attend. Wondering about pricing? For families to bowl while ringing in the New Year, it’s $38.99 per person. 

If you want to watch the ball drop while bowling, there are options for that as well. From 9 PM to 1 AM on December 31st, Bowlero is hosting a Ball Drop Party. The party consists of 4 hours of unlimited bowling and select menu items. However, this celebration is more geared toward adult groups.

Family-Friendly Balloon Drop

Family-Friendly New Years Eve Celebration Ideas in Northern Virginia

For those with younger children, the Balloon Drop at Hops N’ Shine in Arlington is the perfect way to celebrate. Even better, this event is free when you register online for an EventBrite ticket

Hops N’ Shine is offering a family-friendly Balloon Drop for kids at 12 PM. After the balloon drop, families can enjoy sparkling cider and $5 kids meals. Also offered at the event are New Year’s party favors and an opportunity to pet some furry friends on their Dog-Friendly Patio. 

NYE Around the World

If you want to take your kids to an educational New Year’s celebration, the Children’s Science Center is hosting the perfect event. On December 31st, you can register for a time to take your family to ring in the New Year—STEM style. 

Since the event is quite popular, you must preregister for New Year’s Eve Around the World on their website. That said, it costs $15 for adults and children over the age of 2. 

This New Year’s event is perfect for kids who love science and families who want a non-traditional way to ring in the New Year. 

Trampoline Park Countdown

Most parents know that their kids will be full of energy but won’t say up until the ball drop at midnight. That said, it may be fun to take them to Get Air Trampoline Park! On December 31st, from 11 AM to 1 PM, the Trampoline Park in Alexandria hosts a New Year’s celebration! 

There will be an exciting countdown and ball drop for the whole family during the New Year’s celebration. Along with that, there will be games, prizes, and gift giveaways for everyone. This event’s ticket can be purchased at the door and will be the same pricing as usual. 

New Year’s Craft Party

Family-Friendly New Years Eve Celebration Ideas in Northern Virginia

If any parents need a little time to themselves during the holidays, Kidscreate Studio in Ashburn is hosting a Parent’s Time Off craft party for children. On December 31st, from 9 AM to 12 PM, parents can bring their kids (4 to 9 years old) to Kidscreate Studio for a day of making New Year’s decorations.

If you’re interested in attending this popular event, register online to ensure an open spot for your child. Then, after you send your young artist to their class, you can take some time to yourself before the busy start of the new year. 

New Year’s Eve Glow Party

If you’re looking for unique New Year’s celebration ideas, the Skate N’ Fun Zone in Manassas hosts a New Year’s Eve Glow Party. Families can ring in the New Year from 8 PM to 1 AM on December 31st while glow-rollerskating. 

For $25 per person, families can enjoy glow skating, a balloon drop at midnight, and chances to win prizes throughout the night of New Year’s Eve. 

Fairfax Four Mile Run

If you and the family are looking to get active on New Year’s Eve, the City of Fairfax is hosting its annual family-friendly running event. This event starts at six and consists of a four-mile race through Old Town Fairfax. 

Families and children of all ages can participate, with registration starting at $43. At the end of the race, participants are welcome to stick around and enjoy a post-race pizza party and a cozy sweatshirt. 

Looking for At-Home Celebration Ideas?

Family-Friendly New Years Eve Celebration Ideas in Northern Virginia

Some families are battling sickness, stuck at home quarantined, or just simply want to stay in for New Year’s Eve. In that case, there are activities you can do at home to make the New Year special for you and your family. 

Whether you want to kick back and enjoy a virtual New Year’s event or get crafty with the kids at home, there’s no reason to be bored during the holiday. So let’s go over some ways you can ring in the New Year from the comfort of your home. 

Virtual Ball Drop

No matter where you are in the world, you can celebrate New Year’s watching the ball drop at Times Square! Virtual Times Square Live Broadcasts are available for you and your family to watch and join the fun from home. 

Starting at 6 PM on December 31st, there are broadcasts of Times Square from all angles. You can watch the following broadcasts and keep up with all the various activities from all over Times Square:

  • Live Show 
  • Ball Cam 
  • Wonderama 
  • Times Square Cam
  • Countdown & Downtown Cam
  • Uptowncam
  • Broadway Plaza
  • World Feed
  • Audience Cam 1
  • Audience Cam 2

New Year’s Arts and Crafts

Looking to do something fun at home with the kids during the day? Luckily, there are tons of family art projects to help celebrate the holiday. Whether you want to blow up balloons, make noisemakers, bake New Year’s treats, or throw around confetti, there are hundreds of crafty things to do at home for the New Year.

Are You New to the Northern Virginia Area?

If you’re new to the Northern Virginia area, you may still be learning about what the town has to offer. That said, now that you have some New Year’s celebration ideas for the whole family, it’s time to go out and have fun!

If you are a rental homeowner and find yourself too busy for family events, reach out to your local property management professionals. Bay Property Management Group serves a number of Northern Virginia counties and would love to assist you with your rental property today.