Ring in the New Year at one of these family-friendly events in Chicago and the Northwest suburbs! There’s something for kids of all ages. Reservations and tickets may be required; we’ve included links to more information in the list below!
Chicago Riverfront Fireworks, New Year’s Eve: At midnight December 31, see fireworks along the Chicago River from Wolf Point to Lake Shore Drive. Free outdoor viewing to the public. Fireworks will be launched from river bridges at Franklin Street, Clark Street and Wabash Avenue, and from river barges at the Hyatt Regency and Sheraton Grand hotels.
Fun Family NYE at DuPage Children’s Museum: In addition to fascinating exhibits to explore, there will be special activities starting at 9 a.m. on December 31. Crafts, face-painting and live entertainment, plus a countdown to noon with bubbles!
New Years Skate at Parkway Bank Park, Rosemont: New Year’s Eve ice skating open 9 a.m. December 31 to 1 a.m. January 1! Fireworks at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. New Year’s Day. Skating is free with your own skates, or you can rent skates for $8.
Noon Year’s Eve at Chicago Children’s Museum: Bring the kids to enjoy a craft project, dance party, and countdown to noon complete with a confetti drop. Museum opens at 10 a.m. and the festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. Located at Navy Pier.
Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier: Indoor ice skating, carnival rides and more! Winter Wonderfest runs through January 6, 2019. Stick around late on December 31, and enjoy the lakefront fireworks at midnight!
Wonderland Express at Chicago Botanic Garden: Enjoy mesmerizing model trains and Chicago landmarks in miniature! Indoor snow and other surprises can be found at this seasonal event. Closed Christmas Day, but otherwise operates daily through January 6.
Zoo Year’s Eve at Brookfield Zoo: Immerse yourself in dazzling holiday lights, and enjoy special entertainment starting at 6 p.m. on December 31. Enjoy music and dancing with a live DJ, plus games, party favors, prizes and an early countdown at 8 p.m. December 31 events are included with zoo admission or membership.
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