Here are 7 New Year’s Eve parties for families

New Year’s Eve with kids doesn’t have to be boring! Check out these fun and local ways to ring in 2020 as a family.

1. New Year’s Eve at Noon

December 31, 9 a.m. to noon

Families are invited to the New Year’s Eve at Noon at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, sponsored by GEICO Milwaukee. Create a party hat or noisemaker and count down to 2020 with a mid-day ball drop at noon!

2. Family Friendly New Years Eve at Bounce Milwaukee

December 31, 5-8:30pm

Bounce Milwaukee 2801 S. 5th Court

An “Everything” ticket includes all of the attractions, crafts, and buffet. A “Bounce” ticket includes all except laser tag and rock climbing. There is also an “Observer / food-only” option. We recommend “Everything” tickets for most kids and adults capable of play, and “Bounce” tickets for those under 3 or 4. Your ticket also gets you access to food like pizza, quesadillas, salad, tater tots, desserts, and more! Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available as well. The “midnight” confetti drop and champagne pour: is at 8pm. Kid Boogie Down will be spinning tracks and counting down to “midnight”!

3. Cheers Heard Around The World at Safehouse

779 N. Front St.


Agents, this is your final mission of 2019! Join us from 11 am – 9 pm on New Year’s Eve for a mission for Agents of all ages! Starting at 2 pm, spies can embark on a mission to different parts of the world with hourly toasts as it turns midnight around the globe. Complimentary champagne and sparkling grape juice will be provided each hour as you cheers to other countries entering 2020!

4. New Year’s Eve At The Domes

December 31, 6:00 – 9:00 pm


Enjoy live music from Fox & Branch with family folk music appealing to all ages, magic shows with Magician Rick Allen, fire dancing with Prismatic Flame. Dazzling light shows will light up the Show Dome throughout the night. Kids will also love balloon twisting and face painting by The Real Clowns. The DJ Dance Party in the Annex is back with DJ Mike Sherwood. At 9:00 PM, everyone will be welcome to gather in the Annex for the Big Balloon Drop when a thousand balloons will be released from the ceiling. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. This event will sell out and no tickets will be sold at the door.

5. Noon Years Eve PJ Party at Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts is celebrating the new year, and they are hosting the most casual dress code in town. Come in your PJs for a kid-friendly way to ring in 2020! There will be a bagel & donut brunch, open play, add to the 2020 Bucket List, balloon drop & countdown at noon, champagne mimosas & sparking juice hosted by Piera Dyer & Bianca Smith | Realty Executives.

Tickets: $12/child (ages 6 months+) :: $8/adult

Advanced ticket sales close on December 29. Children under 6 months are free.

6. Harlem Globetrotters


The Harlem Globetrotters will be at the Fiserve Forum New Year’s Eve! This is more than a basketball game. It is more than a show. It is the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new, larger-than-life world tour. You’ll be on your feet, out of your seat, laughing until it hurts and loving every moment

7. New Years Eve at the Big Backyard

2857 S 160th St | New Berlin, WI 53151


Come celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020 at The Big Backyard from 5pm-7:30pm. Party with your kids and be home in time to watch the ball drop. Fun will include playing in their facility, food, bouncy house, face painting, carnival games and more! Limited space available. Pre-register online.

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