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Things To Do with Kids on New Year's Eve

Our picks for the top family-friendly celebrations in NJ


From traditional fireworks displays to water park celebrations, there are countless ways to ring in the New Year with your family. Check out our picks for the best family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations in New Jersey.

First Night 2015 Overnight Encampment

Battleship New Jersey, Camden
Spend the first night of 2015 aboard America's most decorated battleship! Eat dinner and breakfast in the galley, tour the ship, ride the 4D Flight Simulator and catch the best view of the Delaware River's New Year's fireworks show when the clock strikes midnight. Registration required.

First Night Haddonfield

Downtown Haddonfield, Haddonfield
Head to Historic Haddonfield’s Kings Highway for over 20 venues featuring magic, music, comedy, dance and theater shows, plus midnight fireworks and a Kidzone (activities for the 9-and-under crowd)! No registration required.

First Night Morris 2015

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Featuring over 300 artists and 80 performers in 24 venues, all within walking distance of the historic Morristown Green (plus two fireworks displays at 9:15 pm and 12 am!) this first night event is not one to miss!

Midnight at the Oasis

Sahara Sam's, West Berlin
Splash the night away on the countless water slides, dance to live music, win prizes and join a park-wide Congo line before eating tons of food.

New Year’s Eve at Crystal Springs

Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg
Celebrate 2015 in style at the Crystal Springs Resort with an over-the-top party, featuring a family-style buffet, DJ entertainment, games, dancing, magicians and balloon artists. 

New Year’s Eve at the Funplex

Funplex, East Hanover
Can you think of a better way to ring in the New Year than with six hours of unlimited indoor attractions (plus 40 free tokens!), music and an all you can eat buffet? We didn't think so.

New Year’s Eve Splash

Adventure Aquarium, Camden
Spend the day exploring Adventure Aquarium (still totally decked-out for Christmas with giant decorations and tons of lights!) and it's 8,500 animals before celebrating the New Year (a few hours early) with a spectacular fireworks show.

“Noon” Year’s Eve

Pump It Up, Randolph
If you’ve got youngsters that will have fallen asleep by the strike of midnight, Pump It Up has the New Year’s celebration for you. Bring the family to this indoor play place for some bouncing before the countdown to “Noon” Year’s Eve begins at 12:00 pm. 

Ocean City First Night

Throughout Ocean City
With eight hours of non-stop entertainment at eight different venues throughout the town, you won't have a second of down-time this New Year's Eve party.

Ultimate New Year’s Eve Bash

iPlay America, Freehold
Unlimited attractions and rides, a light show, music—Head to iPlay America for all this plus so much more on New Year's Eve.

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