Christmas is over and now it’s time to ring in the New Year! Can you believe 2018 is here already? Crazy right… Whether you are looking to go out, party at home, or both, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of OUR FAVORITE plans you can enjoy to have an awesome New Orleans New Year’s Eve with kids!  

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Countdown to NOON

Start the “New Year” off with a cheer at the Louisiana Children’s Museum complete with confetti, balloon drop, DIY crafts, and more. 

 Zoo Year’s Eve

Celebrate with music, games, prizes, & noise makers!! Toast to ” The Pop Princesses” with your Pepsi at noon!!!

NOLA Christmas Fest 

Ice skate into the Convention Center and keep Holiday Cheer alive for the last day of Christmas Fest! Hop on a carnival ride to meet Santa or visit the Gingerbread House Exhibit.

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

11:15am-12:15pm under the Williams Sonoma Skylight in Lakeside Mall. Activities, entertainment, and a balloon drop at noon for kids ages 2-12.

Countdown en Français

 4pm-6pm at the French Library, 3811 Magazine St.  Celebrate and countdown to the New Year at 5pm (midnight in France)! RSVP to

Jump it Out

  • Sector6 in Elmwood is open from 11 am – 7 pm
  • SkyZone in Metairie is open from 10 am – 6pm. It’s also family night from 4-6pm – $40 gets you 2 jumper, a large pizza and a pitcher of soda. This doesn’t include grip socks and each additional jumper is $12.

Play Laser Tag

Laser Tag and Games in Metairie and Adventure Quest in Elmwood are open from 11 am – 9 pm.

Go Bowling

AMF Bowling in Kenner is open from 9 am – 1 am.

Catch a Movie:

Catch a movie with the family at one of our many local cinemas.  Ferdinand will be playing, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Tad, Lost Explorer, Jumanji, and The Greatest Showman, just to name a few. Go ahead you know you want to! Buy your tickets before you leave the house on Fandango (this is an affiliate link, Pint-Sized NOLA makes a small commission – at no cost to you,  when you use this link.) Use Paypal and enjoy $3 off two or more tickets. Use code XMASPAYPAL at checkout

Home Sweet Home

Don’t want to venture out? Awesome, FUN is what you bring with you! Make it a night to remember with a themed event in your PJ’s or play dress up. Create your own time frame by using on demand countdowns with favorite characters or with different time zones.

     Try a “mocktail” party with DIY tiaras, party hats, confetti eggs, noise makers, and photobooth. Top it off with a make your own dessert bar and a specialty “mocktail” for toasting and don’t forget the tunes.

     Have a Camp-in…Build a Fort, reminisce about the year by flashlight, make s’mores, create a touch & feel box.

     Make it a Movie Night!!! Christmas movies to prolong the holiday spirit maybe? 

Make a Time Capsule

No New Year’s Eve is complete without a TIME CAPSULE! Collect memorabilia and special items from the year, take photos, write down some resolutions, throw in some “what I am thankful for” notes, seal them up in a container of your choosing (I like mason jars), and decorate. Now you truly have a night to remember. Happy New Year!

For more fun New Years Eve ideas, check out our Pinterest Board.

Did we miss any New Orleans New Years Eve With Kids Fun? Let us know in the comments!



10+ Ways To Have An AWESOME New Orleans New Years Eve With Kids


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