New Year’s Eve brings 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!
This list of fun family events is generously sponsored by Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration.
Ring in the New Year with OKCMOA and MetroFamily! We are partnering together to host a rockin’ party for families to countdown to the last noon of 2023. Enjoy scavenger hunts, in-gallery sketching, refreshments and a balloon drop at noon. The come-&-go event is free for kids ages 17 & under to attend. In fact, admission to OKCMOA is always free for kids all year!
If a night at home is more your family’s style, check out these creative at-home ideas.
(This is a working list last updated on Nov. 27, 2023. Please check back often for updates. If you know of a New Year’s Eve event not on our list, email us at email@example.com.)
Through Dec. 31
FREE Weekends on the OKC Streetcars (various locations) features complimentary fares on the OKC Streetcars on the weekends.
Through Jan. 1
Yukon Ice Rink at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) features outdoor ice skating on 4,100 square feet of real ice. $13; $10 without skate rental & for kids 5 & under. Holiday hours: Dec. 24-Jan. 1, noon-10 p.m.
Through Jan. 7
Crest on Ice at Crest in Norman (2550 Mt Williams Dr, Norman) features outdoor ice skating on 4,100 square feet of real ice. $13; $10 without skate rental & for kids 5 & under. Holiday hours: Dec. 21-Jan. 3, noon-10 p.m.
Through Jan. 15
Edmond Ice Rink at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features ice skating, holiday music and food concessions. $14 with skate rental, $10 without, kids (under 5), $10. Holiday hours: Dec. 21-Jan. 8, noon-10 p.m.
Through Feb. 2
Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features outdoor ice skating. $14, $9 without skate rental; members, $9. Holiday hours: Dec. 26-30, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Jan. 1, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
FREE Rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Moore Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore) features a craft, music, dancing and balloon drop at noon. 11 a.m.-noon.
FREE Noon Years Eve Countdown Party at the Midwest City Library (8143 E Reno Ave, Midwest City) features crafts and a balloon drop at noon after a countdown. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum (1714 W Wrangler Blvd, Seminole) features festive crafts, science experiments, refreshments and a countdown with a balloon drop, music and dancing. Free with museum admission. Ages 3-59, $10; 60 & over, $9; 2 & under, free. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Noon Years Eve Party at We Rock the Spectrum (64 E 33rd St, Edmond) features a countdown to noon, music, an appearance by Poppy from Trolls, Balloon Pirate Joe and more. All ages welcome. $25. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.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 a family-friendly, 2.5-mile hike. Preregister. 1 p.m.
If you are looking for even more family fun, check out our calendar filled with things to do all month long. Or, sign up for our e-newsletters to have all of our best resources delivered right to your inbox!