New Year’s Eve with Kids in Louisville


Looking for something family-friendly to do for New Year’s Eve? New Year’s with kids can be fun too!   

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New Year’s Eve plans change a bit for a lot of people once they have kids. But still, families are looking for fun. Here are some ideas for New Year’s Eve family fun in Louisville. 

I know many families are ready to say goodbye to 2021! Celebrate the a new year, new beginnings, and hope for more positivity in 2022. There certainly is much to be grateful for but there’s also something to be said about flipping the calendar and setting goals for next year. 

Here are some ideas for your families to have fun together for NYE 2021.

Fun ideas for at home!

Here’s a cute video with five ideas for family fun at home, crafts and baking and games don’t sound too bad to me. 


New Year’s Eve with kids can be fun! It is a great time to stay home and hang out with the family. If you want to hang out at home, maybe get cozy with pajamas and games, get some sparkling cider, watch a movie. Order some Graeter’s delivered and have an ice cream sundae party at home for New Year’s Eve! 

There are things to do with for New Year’s Eve with kids or if you need childcare for the kids. But, it is not the most popular family fun day with tons of things planned around town.

Overnight for kids:

If you want to go out on the town and need a place for the kids, there are places around town that offer a great service.

For instance, All About Kids offers a slumber party on the 31st from 7:00pm to 9:00am.


Family Fun together:

Dave & Busters is offering an exciting and FUN way for you & your family to ring in the New Year! We will offer loads of excitement with our New Year’s Eve package which combines all the Food & FUN that guests have grown to love at Dave & Buster’s. Designed for families, this event will run from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.  

Malibu Jacks is open from 8:00pm to midnight: Live DJ, party favors, snacks, drinks, *unlimited attractions, *unlimited arcade, and more!

Winter Woods Spectacular at Iroquois Park runs through January 1. Drive through the lights and grab some hot chocolate on the way home. 


Bluegrass Karting & Events is open on New Year’s Eve from 11am-6pm for some kart racing or axe throwing family fun!

Fern Valley Strike and Spare has public bowling from 6pm-8pm or 9pm to 1am on New Year’s Eve.

The Kentucky Science Center: Ring in 2022 with Science on December 31st or January 1st to experience fun activity stations throughout the building, plus a special science demonstration in the atrium followed by a countdown to the Noon Year – all included free with your general admission. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the New Year (without having to keep the kids awake until midnight).

Go ice skating together is a fun activity for New Year’s eve with kids. Click here for locations.

Paristown has their outdoor ice skating rink open from 12:00pm-9:00pm on New Year’s Eve.

Or, go roller skating at Champs Rollerdome which will be open from 7:00pm to 12:00am on New Year’s Eve.

Southwest Library has a DIY Snowflake Take & Make All Day Event today! Pick up a DIY snowflake activity kit to create snowflake decorations at home! Available while supplies last.

Kentucky Flea Market New Year’s Spectacular is happening this year! December 30th-January 2nd, One of the nations finest Flea Markets featuring quality dealers from all over selling antiques, jewelry, clothes, bath & body, surplus and much more. Free admission.


Here’s a link to more ideas for winter break fun!





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