New Year’s Eve isn’t just for over-the-top parties at extravagant locations. There are options for families of all ages to join in the fun too. We’ve found a few destinations that are hosting family-friendly Noon Year’s Eve parties and free & cheap family New Year’s Eve events in Orlando. Happy 2020, Central Florida!
FREE & CHEAP FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS
Noon Year’s Eve parties
Your little one might not be able to stay up until midnight, but that doesn’t mean they can’t ring in 2020. Stick to that bedtime schedule by counting down at noon instead of midnight at these festive events.
Noon Year’s Eve at Wekiva
Tuesday, December 31, 10am – 12:15pm
Wekiva Springs State Park
FREE event after paying entrance fee to park ($6 per vehicle). 100 beach balls drop at noon, kids’ crafts, DJ, games and prizes.
Noon Year’s Eve at Andretti
Tuesday, December 31, 10am – 2pm
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Orlando
1/2 off arcade games and a big balloon drop at noon with $1,000 in prizes.
Noon Year’s Eve at OSC
Tuesday, December 31, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Orlando Science Center
Included with general admission. Ring in the New Year at noon with a streamer drop and DinoDigs festive light show.
Noon Year’s Eve at the Library
Tuesday, December 31, 11am – 12pm
Three Seminole County Library branches
FREE to celebrate 2020 at the stroke of noon with a balloon drop, music, crafts and more special activities.
Boardwalk Bowl New Year’s Eve
Tuesday, December 31, 9am – 4pm
$10 to bowl all afternoon (with shoes included). Countdown to 2020 with an afternoon balloon drop.
Family New Year’s Eve events
NYE Balloon Drop for Kids
Tuesday, December 31, 8:30pm-11pm
District Eat and Play, Oviedo
FREE admission, pay as you go. BOGO bowling games and escape room entries. Balloon Drop at 9pm.
Old Town’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Starting at 3pm
Old Town, Kissimmee
FREE. Stroll through the Old Town entertainment district for an all-day, family-friendly celebration including live music, entertainment and a car show. Jam to the tunes of Classic Airwaves, a rock anthem tribute band, and kick off 2020 with a free fireworks finale at midnight.
Mount Dora New Year’s Eve Celebration
9pm – 12am
Sunset Park, downtown Mount Dora
FREE outdoor event with live music, food and drinks, and a fireworks show at midnight.
NYE in BP
10pm – 1:30am
Downtown Baldwin Park
FREE family-friendly block party with food trucks, live music and a spectacular fireworks show.
New Year’s Eve at Avalon Park
FREE fireworks display over Avalon Lake to kick off the New Year.
ICON Park New Year’s Eve
Celebrations all day long
ICON Park, International Drive
ICON Park will light up I-Drive with a FREE Wheel light show and spectacular fireworks display at midnight. Ride the Wheel to countdown to the New Year in different time zones around the world. FYI: A Florida Resident ticket to ride is $19.99.
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