Bummed that there will be no First Night celebration this year? Looking for other family-friendly New Year’s Eve options that are fun for all ages? From parading through the Magic House to hitting the slopes at Hidden Valley Ski Resort, we’ve got you covered.

Top 5 Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Parties in St. Louis!


Family Friendly New Year's Eve Parties in St. Louis

1.) Noontime New Year’s Eve – The Magic House
On December 31, from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, The Magic House is hosting its annual Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party for all ages. There will be music and dancing as well as an opportunity to march in a parade through the museum all in anticipation for the countdown to noon! Visitors will also be invited to make wish wands and noise makers in the Museum’s art studio.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.
Reservations are not required.

2.) Skating Party  Steinberg Rink
Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park is hosting a New Year’s Eve party for kids and adults. It runs until 12:30 a.m., and includes skating and skate rental, an appetizer buffet, hot chocolate and soda for the kids, and beer and wine for the adults. Skate admission is $7 and skate rental is $5 for everyone. Buffet tickets are $25 for 21 and older, and $15 for those younger than 21. The buffet will be served from 7 p.m to 11 p.m. No reservations are required.

3.) Hidden Valley Midnight Ski
Ring in the New Year at Hidden Valley!  They are open for a special Moonlight/Midnight session on New Year’s Eve til 1am!

Day Session 9am – 10pm

Moonlight Session 4pm – 1am

Midnight Session 8pm – 1am

Tubing open at 10am-12am

Click HERE for rates and sessions.

4.) Cosmic Themed NYE at Trout Lodge

Trout Lodge goes out of this world to celebrate the start of 2016 in spectacular style, with black light bingo, a carnival, birthday party for 2016, a new year’s craft for the kids, a dance party with midnight buffet and fireworks display.

5.) New Year’s Eve Lock-In at St. Peter’s Rec-Plex

Kids can ring in the New Year at the Rec-Plex’s New Year’s Eve Lock-in and enjoy swimming, diving, ice skating, basketball, fun games and more. The chaperoned event for kids ages 8-13 begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, and goes all night long until 7 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

**Bonus 6.) New Year’s Eve at Home

Celebrating at home can be a great way to ring in the New Year with your family.  Get creative and play fun New Year’s themed games and serve special treats!  Pinterest is a great place to look for ideas!


Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Parties in St. Louis