Family Friendly New Year Fun in Chicagoland

Ready to ring in 2016 in style….with kiddos in tow?  Then look no further than this list of family friendly New Year fun in Chicagoland. Expect some sparkling grape juice, balloons, and lots of smiles and laughter:

New Year's Family Fun in Chicagoland -


December 30

Little Beans Café

Why it’s awesome: Dance to the DJ’s tunes and then take a break from the fun to enjoy some pizza and punch before the balloon drop!


December 31

Bubble Bash: An Out of this World New Year’s Eve at the DuPage Children’s Museum 

Why it’s awesome: Enjoy music from the Boogers (not the green sticky kind, I promise!) and out of this world fun with a countdown at high noon.


Noon Year’s Eve Party with Easel Art Studio

Why it’s awesome: Drop off your kids to enjoy music by Sarah Jayne Lane, create with Easel, and enjoy other fun with a photo booth, food and more. Parents can enjoy the balloon drop at noon with their kiddos.


Books, Bubbles, and Bubbly with the Storybook Mom and Miss Jamie From the Farm

Why it’s awesome: Two of the most talented performers in all of Chicagoland are teaming up to host a fun party at the kiddo hotspot Heritage Littles. Enjoy performances, treats, and entertainment including a bubble bonanza at noon.


Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Why it’s awesome: Enjoy music, nature themed crafts and other activities leading up to a noon year’s eve apple juice toast.


Zoo Year’s Eve at the Brookfield Zoo!

Why it’s awesome: What a great day to visit the zoo with music, games, favor, food and an early countdown at 8 p.m. This event is free with zoo admission and you can see the lights of Holiday Magic as well!


Toukie’s New Year’s Eve Beach Party

Why it’s awesome: Where else can you enjoy the beach in Chicago on New Year’s Eve?  Enjoy steel drum band music, juggling and hula shows, dancing, and beach ball drop at midnight.


January 2nd

NPN at Lil’ Kickers Chicago

Why it’s awesome: Two of the best family focused organizations, Neighborhood Parents Network and Lil’ Kickers Chicago, are teaming up for a one of a kind party. Enjoy soccer themed instruction and games, face painting, arts and crafts, and enough food to feed an army (I mean, doesn’t it feel like your kids eat everything in sight after playing like crazy?!?).


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Happy New Year!
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