Looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year with your kids? There are several options that are sure to include everyone in the festivities. These events are scheduled on December 31, 2018 unless otherwise noted.
Count Down to Noon
If you have little ones that can't make it to midnight then try taking them to a “Count Down to Noon”. It's all the fun of a midnight ball drop but the big celebration happens at noon for those that can't stay up late.
- Discovery Center in Murfreesboro invites you to ring in 2019 on Monday December 31 with fun activities including: karaoke, a Wii dance party, Creation Station art, and resolution wall. Officially kick off 2019 with the iconic balloon drop at noon! Free for members. Regular admission ($8) charge for non members.
- Adventure Science Center is open from 10 AM to 5 PM on December 31st. Happy NOON Year events are from 9AM – 1PM. FREE for members and regular admission for non-members (all activities included with admission). Celebrate the New Year without staying up until midnight! It’s a fun way for families with younger children to celebrate together. Visit the Resolution Wall, dance around the Disco Ball, and make fun party crafts to countdown to the NOON Year.
Bounce in the New Year
- Happy Noon Year Jump at Pump It Up Brentwood – Join in the fun at the New Year's Eve Countdown and Bounce from 11:20AM – 1:20PM and 1:45PM – 3:45PM Reservations are STRONGLY encouraged. Call 615-373-8340. Get more info here. Admission is $10 in advance
- Happy Noon Years Party at Pump It Up Mt Juliet – Celebrate Noon Year's Eve on Monday December 31 11:20AM – 1:20PM & 1:45PM – 3:45PM with games, glow experiences a balloon drop and more. Reserve your spot in advance. Call 615-758-5126. Admission is $10 in advance.
- New Year's Eve Balloon Drop – Bounce U Murfreesboro – Several New Year's open jumps times. Saturday December 29 – 10AM for kids 7 and under & 1PM for all ages. Sunday December 30 – 1PM for all ages. Monday December 31 – 10AM for kids 7 and under & 1PM for all ages. Reserve your spot online or call (615) 893-8386.
Bowl Your Way into 2019
- Hermitage Strike & Spare – Bowl in 2019 with 3 options. From 2PM – 4PM $10/person includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, unlimited soft drinks and party favors. From 5pm-8:30pm $12/person includes unlimited bowling & shoes and unlimited soft drinks. From 9PM – 1AM, $120 per lane. Includes unlimited bowling, shoe rental, soft drinks and party favors. Call 615-883-8900 for reservations.
- Kings Dining & Entertainment in Franklin offers several options for their NYE celebration. Find a complete list with prices and book online at this link.
- Tusculum Strike & Spare – Join in a family bowling party from 7 to 9 PM. $80/lane gets you: 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental for up to 6 people, 1 large cheese or pepperoni pizza with 1 pitcher of soda. Rent a lane for $115 from 10PM – 1AM. Includes bowling and shoe rental for up to 6 people, 1 large cheese or pepperoni pizza with 1 pitcher of soda and party favors. Call 615-833-2881 for reservations ($25 deposit required).
- Hendersonville Strike & Spare – Join in a family cosmic bowling party from 7 to 9 PM. $80/lane gets you: 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental for up to 6 people, 1 large pizza, 2 drink pitchers and party favors. VIP package available for $100. Late night options are also available if you are planning an event for adults. Basic package includes 1 lane for up to 6 people from 11PM – 2AM for $95. VIP package includes 1 lane for up to 6 people from 11PM – 2AM for $125. Call 615-824-5685 for reservations ($25 deposit required) or book online.
- Smyrna Bowling Center – Rent a lane for your family to ring in the new year! $85 from 7PM – 10:30PM and $110 from 10:30PM – 2AM. Call (615)355-0501 to reserve your lane.
- Stars and Strikes in Smyrna has a special deal for for NYE. Package includes unlimited bowling for up to 8 people on one reserved lane, buffet with pizza, buffalo sliders and queso dip, shoe rental, one extreme attraction and a $5 game gard for $209. Book online at this link.
- Holder Family Fun Center has several options for New Year's Eve. Reserve 1 lane for up to 6 people from 5-7PM for $85. Includes 1 large pizza, 1 pitcher of soda, party favors and shoe rental. Reserve one lane for up to 6 people from 10PM – 1AM. Includes party favors and shoe rental for $90. Another option is the South VIP Bash. It includes 1 lane for 6 people from 10PM- 1AM in the VIP Lounge. This package includes 1 large pizza, 1 pitcher of soda, party favors, shoes, a big screen ball drop and a bartender on duty for $150. Call 615-590-4386
- Lanes Trains & Automobiles in Murfreesboro is offering 3 New Year's Eve Specials.From 6PM – 9PM get 3 hours of bowling with shoe rental (for up to 6 people) for $70. Add 1 round of bumper cars and 1 round of Murf Wars for $100 total. Add a pizza buffet, soft drinks and party favors for $150 total. Call 615-890-3999 for more information or to make reservations.
- Franklin Family Entertainment Center offers 2 specials for New Year's Eve. From 7-10PM or 10:30PM – 2AM, get unlimited bowling & shoe rental for up to 6 people, a 16″ pizza and 1 pitcher of soft drinks for $149.95 (Traditional lanes) or $99.95 (Highway 66 lanes). Reservations and deposit required. Call 615-790-2695.
- Donelson Bowl – Reserve a land for up to 6 people from 10PM – 1AM for $72. Reservations and payments must be made in advance. Call 615-883-3313
Skate in 2019
- Brentwood Skate Center – Noon Year's Eve Skate 12PM – 5PM. Balloon drop @4:30PM. Admission is $10. New Year's Eve Skate 7PM – 2AM Balloon drop at Midnight. Admission is $20
- Smyrna Skate Center – Noon Years Eve Party 12PM – 4PM. Countdown and Balloon drop at 4PM. New Year's Eve All Night Skate 6PM – 2AM Admission $25. Tickets will be available after Christmas and must be purchased in advance. Call 615-459-7655.
- Rivergate Skate Center – New Years Eve Party 7PM – 3AM Call 615-868-7655 for ticket information.
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Have older kids that want to get in on the festivities to ring in 2019? Downtown Nashville is THE place to be on New Year's Eve. (Sure, I'll be home in my PJ's watching it on TV. But if you love the excitement of a big crowd, make your plans now to be downtown for this event.)
Presented by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau with the help of Jack Daniel's and a host of other sponsors:
Get ready for an incredible New Year's Eve celebration with thousands of your closest friends! Keith Urban, Peter Frampton, Brett Young, Judah & the Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers are playing the 2018 event as we count down to the midnight Music Note Drop and fireworks to ring in the New Year at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
Festivities start at 4PM with food and beverage vendors and sponsor booths. Music will start at 6:30 PM. The “Music Note Drop®” will descend 145 feet to trigger a fireworks display and major confetti cannons at the stroke of midnight! Go here for more details including transportation and parking information.
Do you know more family New Year's Eve fun? Leave us a comment and we will update our list to include your event. 🙂