Need Something Family Friendly for New Year’s Eve?

Happy-New-YearThere is lots to do this New Years Eve – check out our list! 

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration.  10am-1pm.   Science Museum of Virginia.   Ring in the Noon Year with our distinctive, quirky twist to the annual ball drop! Build your own geodesic paper globes, check out unique liquid Nitrogen demonstrations, experiment with marshmallows and tackle Moov kits in our Challenge Lab. Kick off the New Year right with science on your side!  Free with museum admission. For an additional fee, check out what is going on in The Dome – Dark Universe Cosmic Expedition & Humpback Whales Movie.

New Year’s Eve Bash. 10am-1pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – all locations.  Countdown to Noon with a Juicebox Toast.  Special guests, Anna and Elsa (CMoR Central only), from 11am-1pm, holiday activities! All events are included with museum admission.  All locations close at 2pm.

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic.  2pm-5pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – Education and Library Complex.  Family activities, crafts & live music.  Those who attend the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic and who are already in the Garden can stay to attend Dominion GardenFest of Lights (5 -10 p.m.)  Regular garden admission; all activities included with regular Garden admission.

Dominion GardenFest of LightsNightly, 5pm-10pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.   Featuring more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. This is a “rain or shine” event and is only closed for extreme inclement weather.  Through Monday, January 13th (Closed Dec. 24 & 25.  )Fee.

Ice Skating – Check out these indoor and outdoor options.

ChristmasTown.  5pm-10pm.  Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA.   Celebrate the season as you explore the winter wonders of the premier Christmas experience. See six million twinkling lights, dazzling shows and a magical 50-foot Christmas tree. Visit the website for hours and fees.  Through January 3rd.


Happy New Year from our family to yours!