TOP TEN FAMILY EVENTS
- The Magical Forest
- Bowling Centers
- Roller Skating Fun
- Bounce Houses
- Town Square Las Vegas
- Clark County Libraries
- Henderson Libraries
- The Smith Center
- The Pinball Hall of Fame
- Family Fun at Home
Spending New Year’s in Las Vegas is an experience you won’t forget–provided you don’t indulge in too many yard-long drinks. While New York City has Times Square, Las Vegas has America’s Party along the Strip. Each year, over 300,000 people visit Las Vegas to celebrate the New Year with a massive block party that ends in an amazing display of fireworks set off of the top of casinos up and down the Las Vegas Strip. The seven properties that traditionally participate in the annual event, from north to south, are the Stratosphere, The Venetian, Treasure Island, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, ARIA and MGM Grand. The closer it is to midnight, the more crowded the streets get. Be sure to arrive early for the best vantage point when the fireworks go off! The streets close at 6 p.m., so plan ahead for transportation.
There is also the Downtown Countdown on Fremont Street. There will be bands playing on three stages. The bands are usually tribute bands like Spandex Nation, Blue String Theory, Yellow Brick Road and Zowie Bowie. Other entertainment includes roaming performers and a laser light show. You can also take a ride on the SlotZilla zip line, or test your mettle against some zombies at Fear the Walking Dead Survival. The pedestrian walkway closes to the public at 5 p.m. and gates for ticketed guests open at 6 p.m. Bands play until 3 a.m. Admission is $35 per person when purchased online by Dec. 25. Tickets are usually available at the entry gate for $40.
However, for us parents with kids without babysitters on the coveted night, there are some fun events for local families like mine, Below some fun family events to attend for the tallest and the smallest.
TOP TEN FAMILY EVENTS
- THE MAGICAL FOREST
Families can ring in the new year with East Coast hours from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. The organization plans to celebrate Times Square West with special entertainment and a countdown to midnight on the East Coast set for 9 p.m. Pacific time. The party is free with Magical Forest general admission, which is $11 for adults and $9 for children. For more information, https://www.opportunityvillage.org/what-we-do/events/magical-forest
- BOWLING BASHES
The Station Casinos with bowling centers are inviting people to party until 2020 with bowling deals.
Strike Zone Bowling Center inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road, is offering deals from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $27 per person until Dec. 27 and $35 person after. The all-ages event includes three hours of bowling and shoe rental plus pizza and soda. A maximum of five people can be in a lane. For more information, call 702-547-7467.
The New Year’s Eve Cosmic Party Package at Red Rock Lanes in Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., is set to be offered from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. It includes three hours of bowling, shoe rentals, one large single-topping pizza and a pitcher of soft drink. Enjoy a fun atmosphere with door prizes and colored pin shots, music videos and party favors. The cost is $150 per lane, with a maximum of five people per lane. For reservations, call 702-797-7467.
A Cosmic New Year’s Eve Party is slated at Texas Star Lanes in Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. The East Coast Package is set for 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, a large two-topping pizza, a pitcher of soda or beer and glow necklaces. The cost is $60 per lane for a maximum of five people. The West Coast Package is set for 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and the cost is $80 per lane, also with a maximum of five people. To make a reservation, call 702-288-7728.
The New Year’s Eve Cosmic Carnival is planned for 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for East Coast celebrants and 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for West Coast celebrants at Santa Fe Lanes, in Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Bowling, shoe rentals, food and drinks, party favors and a New Year’s toast are included.
Tickets are $30 per person until Dec. 25, after which they are $35 per person, with a maximum of five people per lane. For lane reservations, call 702-658-4910. https://www.sclv.com/
3. ROLLER SKATING FUN
Crystal Palace Boulder skating center, 4680 Boulder Highway, plans a New Year’s Eve party with doors opening at 6 p.m. and skating from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $16, which includes free hats and horns for everyone and glow product for the first 100 skaters. For more information, visit https://www.skatevegas.com/
4. BOUNCING FUN
BounceU of Henderson, 1000 N. Stephanie St., Suite 14, plans a Parents’ Night Out event for kids on New Year’s Eve. Parents can drop kids from 3 to 13 off at 7:30 p.m. and pick them up at 12:30. While parents adult festivities, children can enjoy bouncing on indoor bounce house inflatables, pizza, a New Year’s countdown and an optional movie. Admission is $30 for the first child and $25 for each additional sibling. Reservations are required at 702-735-5867 or at https://www.bounceu.com/
5. TOWN SQUARE LAS VEGAS
Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will be holding family-friendly activities during the day Dec. 31. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the shopping center is expected to offer inflatable slides, bounce houses, a rock wall and a face-painting station. At noon, the center plans to count down the new year with a juice box toast. For more information, visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com. https://mytownsquarelasvegas.com/
6. CLARK COUNTY LIBRARIES
Several Clark County Library District locations plan New Year’s Eve kids parties complete with countdowns to noon. For details: https://lvccld.org/
The Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave., is slated to host a Rock N’ Roll New Year’s Eve starting at 11:30 a.m. The event is open to children 11 or younger and is expected to feature crafts and dancing.
Kids 11 or younger can sing, dance, share stories and do a countdown to noon during a party scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.
Kids 11 or younger can party with a countdown ending in bubble wrap “fireworks” from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave.
A party is scheduled for children 2 to 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive.
Kids 5 or younger can sing songs, read stories and create a unique version of fireworks from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive.
Children 11 or younger are invited to listen to stories and countdown to noon during a party scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.
7. HENDERSON LIBRARIES
The Henderson Libraries will close at 1 p.m. on New Years Eve day in anticipation of the holiday. However that morning the will be having pint size celebrations for the little ones. Space is limited for all Henderson Libraries programs. Ask the Youth Services desk for a program pass the morning of the event.
The Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, invites kids 3 to 6 and parents to dress up, sip sparkling cider, read a story, do a craft and take part in a countdown during a party scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Dec. 31.
Children 3 to 12 can toast at noon during a party scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway.
8. THE SMITH CENTER
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, in located at 361 Symphony Park Ave., and is scheduled to present Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49. For more information, visit https://www.thesmithcenter.com.
9. THE PINBALL HALL OF FAME
For a fun, early evening, families can play pinball at the Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E. Tropicana Ave., during regular hours New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is free and most games can be played for 25 cents. For more information, visit pinballmuseum.org.
10. FAMILY NIGHT AT HOME WATCHING TO FESTIVITIES AROUND THE GLOBE
Homemade hot chocolate, apple cider, popcorn, and hamburgers on the grill with family favorite holiday flicks can be the best way to celebrate the new year with the people closest to us. Reflecting on the past and welcoming the future in our cozy faves with our loved ones at home is a special and joyful way to welcome the New Year. No crowds, no hustle and bustle. Just relishing the simple things can be the best way to celebrate.
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