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: 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE virtual event
Of course, midnight is a loooong way away, so grab your kids and let's count down to NOON instead. This two-hour live event on Facebook will include hands-on activities, visits with our experts, and even some of our friends! Check out the list below to see what you need: Full Event Info
Gymboree Play & Music (Southlake): 10:15 AM
"Who has more trouble staying up until midnight - the grown ups or the little ones? With a Noon Year's Eve Party, everyone is awake without messing up sleep schedules too bad.
We will rotate 15 children (1 adult preferred, 2 max) in our play room, art room, and music room for various activities throughout the party, except when we count down to Noon as a group with Gymbo, still socially distanced, and adults in masks.
Let's ring in the much needed New Year with our Gymboree Play & Music of Southlake Family!
Call or email today to reserve your spots! " Full Event Info
Burleson Public Library: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
"Since staying up until midnight can be hard for kids, we are going to ring in the new year at noon! Ms. Becky will provide Noon Year's Eve goody bags prior to the event, so that your family has some fun things to celebrate with. Then at 11:30 a.m., we will jump on Zoom and share some fun activities leading up till noon. Then when noon hits, we can celebrate together virtually with party horns, glow sticks, and balloons! We hope you can join us!" Full Event Info
Sweet & Sassy Southlake: 9:30 AM-2:00 PM
Cost: $40 "Noon years Eve Party! Come count down to Noon on New Years Eve! *Makeover/ Dress-up *Activities *Crafts *Dancing" Full Event Info
Altitude Trampoline Park: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Cost: $15 "Join us for a Noon Year's Eve celebration at Altitude Fort Worth! Enjoy a live DJ, games, a kid-friendly toast, and over $5,000 in prizes during the balloon drop at noon! Purchase tickets online in advance" Full Event Info
Surrounding Area Events:
Camp Stores (Dallas): all day
Cost: FREE virtual "Join us for a virtual celebration to ring in the NOON year! This midnight-style party will happen in the middle of the day, complete with fun games, a craft, a dance party and — of course — a countdown, Camp-style!" Full Event Info
Epic Waters (Grand Prarie): all day
Cost: $22 (resident) $34 (non-resident) "Celebrate the New Year with us! We will be celebrating the new year along with countries around the world!" Full Event Info
Dallas Arboretum: 11:00-1:00 PM
Cost: Regular Admission "Celebrate the New Year in style at Noon Year’s Eve – your chance to see the ball drop without the late night! Enjoy hands-on crafts and experiments throughout the garden and then stop by the entry plaza inside our beautiful butterfly gates to experience the excitement of a countdown and ball drop. To accommodate social distancing, we will offer ball drops at 11am, 12pm & 1pm." Full event info
Carrollton Public Library: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
(Josey Ranch Branch) Cost: Free! Virtual Event
"Celebrate the end of 2020 with us virtually, at the library! We will:
Countdown to the New Year!
Stop by the library to pick up our 12 Days of Winter Kit #2 starting December 28 for some fun supplies for our celebration (while supplies last)." Full Event Info
My Gym (Frisco): 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Cost: Regular Admission "Ring in 2020 with My Gym! Let's celebrate the new year with My Gym's favorite activities, bubbles, rides and a balloon drop! Refreshments, snacks and noise makers provided. " 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 family fun!
Personalize your own Jazzberry Jam New Year's crayon
Star in your own New Year's coloring page
Craft your own 2021 New Year's crown
Confetti countdowns at 12pm and 4pm
Special coloring pages, seasonal treats and more
Crayola Experience has a number of new operational and guest protocols including, but not limited to, face coverings, temperature checks, clear bags, timed tickets and limited capacity, and more. Please review all protocols before your visits. *Timed entry does not apply to annual pass holders or Groupon tickets." Full Event Info
Day 1 Dallas (Frisco): 9-7:30 PM ON 1/1/21
Cost: $15 "Fireworks, Games, Activities, Bounce Houses, Facepainting and more!" Full Event Info
Noon Year's Eve with Laurie Berkner: 11:50 MST
Cost: $FREE virtual event "3…2…1…Happy Noon Year! Gather the family for a special virtual performance by renowned children’s musician Laurie Berkner as we look ahead to 2021. " Full Event Info
Noon Year's Eve with Koo Koo Kanga Roo: 11 AM MST
Cost: $FREE virtual event "Join us here on Facebook to celebrate the end of 2020 with a Noon Year’s Eve virtual party featuring the sheer awesomeness that is Koo Koo Kanga Roo! You can bust out moves from their dance-along videos, or create your own. We'll leave it up for a week in case you want to celebrate more. " Full Event Info (can be viewed after for 7 days)