Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Just because your bedtime falls well before midnight, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the New Year’s Eve fun. (We’re talking to you, too, parents!). Venues all across Indy are offering New Year’s Eve festivities that take place during kid-friendly hours. Here are a few that are either in or just a hop, skip and a couple of jumps from Hamilton County:


Bowl 32’s Rockin’ Cosmic New Year’s Eve Family Party

Enjoy an afternoon of bowling fun that includes unlimited bowling and shoes, unlimited pizza and soda, and party favors for everyone! (Night owls can check out the Late Night Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Family Party here.)

Location: Bowl 32, 845 Westfield Rd, Noblesville

Time: 5:30-8pm

Cost: $99.95 per lane for up to 6 people

Zion Nature Center Noon Year’s Eve

Your family can raise a toast with some tasty juice, watch a balloon drop at Noon, and celebrate with Nature Center friends! There‚Äôs even a chance to make a few resolutions to be a little greener in the New Year. Space is limited so registration is required. Register by December 30 at [email protected]

Location: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street, Zionsville

Time: 10am-noon

Cost: FREE

New Year’s Eve Early Balloon Drop at Incrediplex

Head to Incrediplex for a New Year’s event designed for the entire family. The celebration starts at 5:30pm and ends with a countdown to a balloon drop at 8:00pm, allowing families to ring in the New Year together. Each paid event ticket allows access to the entire facility including their bounce and climb arena (4 large themed inflatables & 4 story obstacle course) that is designed for kids 12 and under. Event ticket doesn’t allow entrance into the fitness center. Each paid attendee will also receive a $3.00 Incrediplex game card to be used towards video games and attractions and two Sports Carnival tickets where attendees can play their favorite sports for prizes. There will also be FREE face painting, balloon activities and party favors.

Location: Incrediplex, 6002 Sunnyside Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46236

Time: 5-8pm

Cost: $12.00 per person presale; $14.00 at the door while tickets last; children 5 and under are free (does not include game card or bounce & climb entrance)

Noon Year’s Eve Character Party + Balloon Drop

Celebrate the New Year with your favorite characters, including Mickey, Minnie, Chase, Marshal, Skye, Princess Poppy, and Branch!
Enjoy an afternoon of bounce houses, tattoos, a balloon drop at noon and much more! Reservations are required. Visit their Facebook page or email Amber Smith at [email protected] for more information.

Location: Five Seasons Sports Club, 1300 E 96th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

Time: 11am-1pm

Cost: $10 a ticket, everyone over the age of 1 needs to have a ticket to get in.

However your family decides to celebrate, have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. And here is to a wonderful 2017!


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