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Kid-Approved Destinations for New Year’s Eve

by Mary Melnick

Dec 18, 2023

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Destinations / North America

New Year’s Eve for family travelers just got even more exciting! Here are a few New Year’s Eve celebrations around the United States the whole family will love.


Kids’ New Year’s Eve | LEGOLAND California

Ring in the New Year with a dazzling fireworks display, delicious treats, festive entertainment and more at Kids’ New Year’s Eve. Countdown to LEGOLAND California’s version of midnight, (7 p.m.) and enjoy fireworks from several areas in the park with 3-D glasses that turn the bursts into LEGO bricks. Kids can also embark on a scavenger hunt through Miniland to help find New Year’s Eve party hats.


Holiday Bricktacular | LEGOLAND New York

The Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND New York continues through New Year’s Eve. The event features LEGOLAND New York’s first-ever LEGO Christmas tree built from 364,481 LEGO and Duplo bricks. In partnership with Hallmark Channel, the event is perfect for kids ages 2–12 and features brand-new shows like Festival of Flurries and the Bricktacular DJ Bash with never-before-seen characters like Snowman, Reindeer Girl and Gingerbread Man. Enjoy a meet-and-greet with LEGO Santa, toast marshmallows and help build a unique holiday mosaic featuring more than 66,000 LEGO bricks.


Kid’s New Year’s Eve Party at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek & Resort

While the adults are partying, the kids at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek can have a special night of their own. The hotel goes all out this year with a vintage circus-themed party just for kids. Enjoy dinner, games, crafts, balloon artists, face painting, caricatures, real reptiles and tons of fun.


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