It's the start of a new decade! While there are plenty of fun events counting down until midnight on December 31st here are some events you can visit during the day (or early evening) for "Noon Year's Eve" that are family-friendly.
Tarrant County Events:
Fort Worth Science & History Museum: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Cost: Normal Admission (members get in early)
"Five, four, three, two…NOON! Join us for a celebration fit for the whole family at Noon Year’s Eve! Explore the Museum, make your own hats and noisemakers, try fun hands-on experiments, discover New Year’s traditions from around the world and experience a confetti-filled countdown to the New Year at a kid-friendly time – NOON!" Full Event Info
Fort Worth Public Library: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
(central, northwest, southwest, summerglen, & wedgewood branches)
Cost: FREE! "Ring in 2020 during this special story time for preschoolers! Celebrate the coming New Year at noon so your little ones (and you!) don't have to stay up until midnight. Activities may include countdown, crafts, and games! This program is free, open to the public, and requires no registration"
Roanoke Public Library: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Cost: FREE! "Have a "roarin'" good time as we ring in a new decade at the Roanoke Public Library! We'll have games and treats for all ages as we countdown to noon for all of you who would like to celebrate early! No RSVP is necessary. Just bring your holiday spirit and we'll take care of the rest!"
Burleson Public Library: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Cost: FREE! "Don't feel like staying up till midnight to ring in the new year? Join us for our Noon Year's Eve Party! We will make crafts, eat snacks, and countdown till noon! It is the perfect way for families with young kids to celebrate. We hope you can join us for this fun event!"
Haltom City Public Library: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Cost: FREE! "Have little ones that won't quite make it till midnight to celebrate the New Year? This party is perfect for you and your family! Instead of counting down till midnight, we'll countdown till noon! We will have crafts, light snacks, party blowers and a super cool countdown! This program is great for all ages!"
Bedford Public Library: 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Cost: FREE! "Celebrate New Year's Eve a little early at our Noon Year's Party! Kids, join us for a celebration with music, crafts, and a count down to noon. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required."
Sweet & Sassy Southlake: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Cost: $30 "Noon years Eve Party! Come count down to Noon on New Years Eve! *Makeover/ Dress-up *Activities *Crafts *Dancing" Full Event Info
Surrounding Area Events:
Epic Waters (Grand Prarie): all day
Cost: $22 (resident) $34 (non-resident) "Slide into the new year with all night, family-friendly fun at Epic Waters! The party will feature ALL DAY swim admission, DJ music, a New Year’s Eve “duck drop” at 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight, duck races, and other festive activities." Full Event Info
Wylie Public Library: 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE "Ring in the Noon year with your preschoolers. Festivities geared towards kids ages 0-5, but all family members are welcome. Children ages nine (9) and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Wristbands are required, free and available at 10:00am in the lobby on the day of the program. Space is limited due to fire code. Full Event Info
Good Records (Dallas) 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Cost: Free! "A free family-friendly celebration with a live performance by The Que Pastas and noontime countdown" Full Event Info
Sci-Tech Discovery Center (Dallas) 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Cost: $15 (non members) $10 (members) "Can’t stay up until midnight to ring in the new year? That’s okay, we can’t wait either! Join us New Year’s Eve day as we celebrate the coming new year. Face painting, hands-on science experiments, design your own Snapchat filters, balloon twisters, robots, explosive stage shows and our 12:00 (noon) massive balloon drop!" Full Event Info
Dallas Arboretum: 12:00-12:30 PM
Cost: Regular Admission "The first 200 children to arrive at this party will receive goody bags as they enter the butterfly gates for this Noon Year’s Eve party with natural style. There will be a countdown and ball drop at noon, plus STEM-themed activities and other fun. While you are there, stroll through the main gardens and view the “12 Days of Christmas” display, visit the “Christkindlmarket Treasures” exhibit and purchase seasonal snacks such as pumpkin lattes, mulled wine and more."
The Clock Strikes Noon (Farmers Branch): 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Cost: $15 "Join the Historical Park staff as we ring in the New Year with your little ones at a reasonable hour. The morning will be filled with crafts, snacks, and celebrating 2020 at noon! Ages 5 – 12 (4-year-olds are permitted to attend with an older sibling) $15 per child, space is limited and pre-registration required" Full Event Info
Plano Public Library: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
(haggard & parr branches) Cost: Free!
"Celebrate the New Year early with hands-on activities and a countdown to 12:00 NOON! Come and go. All ages" Full Event Info
Carrollton Public Library: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
(Josey Ranch Branch) Cost: Free!
"Learn about New Year's traditions from around the world, play games and write resolutions while waiting for Noon Year's. Then join in the countdown and Dance Party! Ages 5-8" Full Event Info
Año Nuevo at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: 5:00-7:00 PM
Cost: $5 "Experience Mexico’s New Year traditions by eating grapes, drinking ponche and enjoying a moonlit night hike." Full Event Info
Jazzberry Jammin’ New Year’s Eve Party (Plano): 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cost: Regular Admission "Families can ring in the New Year with Colorful fun at Crayola Experience Plano's Jazzberry Jammin' New Year's Eve! Countdowns at noon, 2 and 4. Full Event Info
Turn Back Time (Plano): 6:00- 9:00 PM
Cost: Regular Admission "This program gets bigger and better every year! Collin County’s MOST FUN, safest, Family Friendliest way to bring in 2020!" Full Event Info
McKinney Library: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Cost: Free (no late entry allowed) "You don’t have to stay up late to ring in 2020 at the public library in McKinney. Enjoy crafts, games, activities and a festive countdown to 12 — as in, noon. Registration Required" Full Event Info.
Frisco Public Library: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: Free "We will be ringing in the new year at noon! The festivities begins at 11:00 am where we will make crafts and play games." Full Event Info
Comerica Center (Frisco): 7:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $5 "Glide into 2020 during a New Year’s Eve skate featuring a festive countdown on the scoreboard at 8 p.m."
Learning Express Toys (Frisco): 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Cost: FREE "Get ready to bring in the New Year and craft a wishing wand! This is a free event and recommended for children ages 2+." Full Event Info
Day 1 Dallas (Frisco): 3-7 PM
Cost: $5 "Fireworks, Games, Activites, Bounce Houses, Facepainting and more!" Full Event Info
Jungle Joe's (Frisco): 4-6 PM
Cost: $25 "Ring in the New Year with an early celebration just for the kiddos from 4pm-6pm at Jungle Joe's. You bring the kiddos and we'll supply the fun. $19.99 per child 2 years and older and includes: - Arts and Crafts project - Faceprinting from 4:30-5:30 - Complimentary popcorn & Hot Chocolate Bar - Countdown at 5:30pm - with a milk and cookie toast to the New Year! - Balloon Drop - Photo Booth - Music and Dancing" Full Event Info
Noon Year's Eve (Pump It Up-Frisco): 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Cost: Regular Admission "Glow lights, bouncing, noisemakers, holiday snacks, and sparkling grape juice make this a fun celebration to bring in the New Year that kids can enjoy too! Socks and a signed waiver are required to play. Please Note: This is a pre-paid event ONLY. Sorry, no walk-ins. Full Event Info
The Colony Public Library: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Cost: FREE! "Is midnight past your bedtime? Join TCPL for a Noon Year’s Eve Party to celebrate the new year! We’ll have a ball with crafts, snacks, and a countdown to 12:00. This family program is open to all ages and will be held in the Library’s Multipurpose Room." Full Event Info