Best Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events near Indianapolis

Countdown to 2022!

Would you love to countdown New Year’s Eve with your entire family, but know that keeping the kids up until midnight means melt-down city?

Most little ones wake up at the same time, regardless of when they go to bed – that makes keeping them up late at night hard on the entire family. Honestly, with small children in the house, it can be hard for mom and dad to keep their eyes open until midnight too!

Here are some family-friendly options that will leave everyone smiling and grateful – especially on the morning of January 1st when everyone is up and ready to go. Bright. And. Early.


Countdown to Noon at the Children’s Museum

Where: 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
When: December 31, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Five, four, three, two…NOON! Tucker out the kids way before the last few minutes of 2021 at Countdown to Noon! Join in a grand countdown at noon OR one o’clock. Both countdowns will have a confetti grand finale. Event included with museum admission.

Countdown to Noon at the Children’s Museum

Noon/New Year’s Eve Skate Party

Where: Skateland | 3902 N. Glen Arm Rd., Indianapolis, 46254
When: December 31 from 12:00 – 2:30 pm OR 6:00 – 9:00 pm (NYE Party)

Ring in the new year at noon or at night at Skateland! $12.00 Admission includes Admission, Skate Rental, Slice of Cheese Pizza, Small Drink, Noise Makers, Party Hats and Mock NYE Countdown Celebration! $5.00 Spectator Fee Non-Skating Chaperones 18yrs+ ONLY.

Family New Year’s Eve: Sparkle & Shine

Where: Indiana State Museum | 650 West Washington St., Indianapolis
When: December 31, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Start off the 2022 festivities with glittering tattoos, music, a dance party, and more. Strike a pose at one of the photo ops, visit activity stations in the galleries, experience a science show, and make sure to ride the brand-new Snowfall Express train. End the night with a balloon drop and confetti celebration at 8 p.m. Be sure to reserve your spot early so you don’t miss out. $16/person, $8 Access Pass member, 25% discount for members, free for children younger than age 3

Family New Year’s Eve at the Indiana State Museum

ComedySportz New Year’s Eve at the Athenaeum

Where: Athenaeum Indy, 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis
When: December 31, 7:30pm (ends at 9) and 10:30pm (ends in 2022)

The players at ComedySportz Indianapolis are traveling down Mass Ave to ring in 2022. Professional improvisers will present two full-length, competitive ComedySportz matches for all ages at The Basille Theatre housed in the Historic Athenaeum. Each performance is 90 minutes, including party favors, a countdown to midnight (somewhere), and a sparkling grape juice toast. Both matches are appropriate for all ages and fun for everyone.

Noon Year’s Eve at Perry Crossing

Where: The Shops at Perry Crossing | 2499 Perry Crossing Way, Plainfield
When: 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Ring in the new year early with your little ones. Enter with style onto our red carpet for a fun photo opp. Indulge in sweet treats and play games until 11 AM for a spectacular magic show! Then countdown to Noon Year’s Eve with a huge balloon drop happening right at 12PM. End the party by showing off your best moves on the dance floor from 12 PM-12:30 PM.

Hoosier Warriors Gym New Year’s Lock-In

Where: Hoosier Warriors Gym | 8131 Kingston Street, Suite 500 Avon, IN 46123
When: Dec 31, 2021 at 9:30 PM – Jan 1, 2022 at 9 AM

THE NIGHT WILL BE PACKED WITH FUN AND ACTIVITIES!! We will play games, set up several Warrior obstacle courses to run, have a movie, snacks and a lite breakfast in the morning. Check in begins at 9:15pm Doors close, the Warriors are LOCKED IN and activities begin at 9:30pm!

Did we miss a family-friendly NYE event in Indy? Let us know at [email protected]!


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