Family Friendly Celebrations for New Year’s Eve

There is lots to do this New Years Eve – check out our list! 

New Year’s Eve Bash. 10am-2pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – all locations.  All locations will have a countdown to the noon year, special activities, and more!   All events are included with museum admission.

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration.  10am-1pm.   Science Museum of Virginia.   Bring in the noon year with a party complete with a countdown to noon, a drop of 2019  bouncy balls dropped in the Rotunda!  Noon Year’s Eve is included in Museum admission and is open to the first 2,500 guests. The Museum will open at 9 am that day to begin selling tickets. Tickets must be purchased in person at Guest Services on December 31; advance ticket purchases and online ticket purchases are not valid for this event.

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic.  2pm-5pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Enjoy fun family activities all afternoon with the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic. Live music with the Ululating Mummies, a parade and more.  Activities include: Photo opportunities with the Garden Keeper, Make your own New Year’s party hat, Write your wish for 2019 and add it to our “wishing chain”, Be a part of the annual Garden tradition: “Rolling in the New Year” by rolling down the hill to the Cochrane Rose Garden. Those who attend the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic and who are already in the Garden can stay to attend Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights (5 -10 p.m.)

Noon Year’s Eve Jump.  2:30-4:30pm.  Pump It Up – Hanover. Reserve your spot early! Fee.

Kids New Year’s Eve Party.  11am.  The Stage at Triangle Park, Stony Point Fashion Park.  The party starts at 11 am with free pizza, balloon twisting, face painting, $2 off skating and more!  Than at 12 Noon join us on stage when we ring in the New Year with party hats, noise makers and a Balloon Drop! Register online.

Special Opening: New Year’s Eve.  Maymont Nature & Visitor Center 10am-5pm and the Maymont Mansion 12-5pm.  Maymont’s indoor exhibits, including Maymont Mansion and the Nature Center, will be open for the holiday. (Indoor exhibits are normally open Tuesday-Sunday).

ChristmasTown.  Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA.   Celebrate the season and see eight million twinkling lights, dazzling shows and more.  Through January 5th.  Fee.