New Year’s Eve brings with it celebrations for the new year to come and nostalgia for the year coming to a close. The OKC metro offers families plenty of events to celebrate together including family-friendly festivals & tot-friendly noon activities. Here are some fun things to do with kids on New Year’s Eve to inspire your family!
If a night at home is more your family’s style, check out these creative ideas.
(Editor’s Note: This is a working list last updated Dec. 4, 2020. Please check back often for updates. If you know of a New Year’s Eve event not on our list, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Dec. 26 – 31
Opening Night Finale Virtual 5K (various locations) features a festive virtual run for all ages. Registrants receive a limited edition Finale 5K Shirt and a finisher’s medal. $35.
Things to do with kids on Dec. 31
Winter Break Drop-ins at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a scavenger hunt for families. The elves have hidden clues around the Museum! Explore the galleries and dig a little deeper into what you see. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Edmond Ice Rink at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features ice skating, a Christmas train ride, holiday music and food concessions. $12 with skate rental, $8 without, kids (under 5), $8; train rides, $3. Noon – 10 p.m.
FREE New Year Early Bird at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features an early-bird New Year’s Eve celebration created for families with young children. Countdown to 2021 at 7 p.m. and make it home in time to get the kids to bed. 4:30-7 p.m.
FREE Opening Night Virtual Experience at the Bricktown Ballpark (2 Mickey Mantle Dr) features a variety of bands and family entertainment and concludes with a bang at the midnight fireworks extravaganza located at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Stay tuned for more information. 7pm-midnight.
New Year’s Eve Bash at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features skating, party favors, door prizes and a sparkling grape juice toast & balloon drop at midnight. All ages welcome. $15. 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Bonus – Start your new year off with a bang at one of the following fun, family-friendly events:
FREE First Day Hike at Lake Thunderbird State Park (13101 Alameda Dr, Norman) features three hiking options including an accessible trail and stroller friendly option. Be sure to bring your leashed pets, camera, binoculars, water and appropriate dress for cold weather. Preregister. 11 a.m.
FREE First Day Walk at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features a community day to enjoy the parks, trails and public spaces available in the Greater Oklahoma City area. The event is open to everyone, including children of all ages and dogs. Please keep dogs on leashes. The event is part of a nationwide initiative meant to encourage people to get outdoors. 11 a.m.
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