Sure there will be fireworks across the metro area on New Year’s Eve, and grown-ups can stay up late counting down to midnight, but families will also find some kid-centric ways to celebrate the hours leading up to 2022 on Friday, December 31. Here are several we found that are sure to delight the kiddos. If you know of any we have missed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver, 303-433-7444
Features a shiny Times Square-like ball which will drop at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
This year’s celebrations will take place in their brand new winter experience, SNOW DAYS!
Prepare for a celebration unlike any other year with sock skating, sledding, music, treats from the Teaching Kitchen and fun surprises!
General admission applies and reservations are required. Cost is $15 for ages 2 to 59 and $13 for seniors (60+) and those age 1. Members get in for free. Buy tickets here.
110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303-604-2424
Ring in the New Year a few hours early in Lafayette. Enjoy noisemaker crafts, face/arm painting, balloon animals, refreshments, and a special countdown celebration.
Party #1 is from 10 a.m. to noon and and Party #2 is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is $11 per child; $7 per WOW! member child; and $6 per adult. Advance ticket purchase required. Buy your tickets here.
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
13401 Picadilly Rd. Brighton, 80603
Ring in 2022 at a Rockin’ Raucous New Year’s Eve Noon Party! There will be crafts, face painter, snacks, party favors, and a balloon drop to countdown for noon celebration. It’s going to be LOUD.
Sorry no pets allowed during this event. Stroller parking will be available outside to leave more room for the kids.
This event is FREE, however a $9 daily or annual parks pass is required to enter the park.
Advance registration required. Register here.