"Noon" Years Eve 2021

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

Cost: FREE!

"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

Cost: FREE!

"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:

  • Sing songs

  • Read books

  • Dance

  • 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

Non-Local Virtual:

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)

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