Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Cincinnati

New Year’s Eve is almost here, and there are lots of ways to celebrate as a family — without keeping the kids up past their bedtime! (Because let’s face it… parents have a hard time staying up ’til the stroke of midnight, too!) So ring in 2023 as a family at one of these fun and festive events.

2024 Best Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events near Cincinnati & Dayton

Here are 5 Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Cincinnati to ring in 2023:

New Year’s Eve Kids Cruise
Dec. 31, 2022 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Come aboard and ring in the new year….just not so late at night! Bring the whole family as we countdown to 12:00 noon. Your cruise will be complete with all the party favors as well as a DJ for entertainment. There will be some great activities throughout the day for the kids as well as a tasty lunch buffet. Some of your favorite characters from our Pirate, Princess, and Super Hero cruises will be onboard celebrating with you! Ring in the new year in style without having to stay up to the wee hours of the night. All seating is reserved.

New Year’s Eve at Kings Island
Dec. 31, 2022 from 4:00 pm – 1:00 am on Jan. 1, 2023
A celebration for the whole family! Join the eager elves of Tinker’s Toy Factory for an early New Year’s Eve Countdown featuring a giant balloon drop, or close out the year with music and fireworks at the stroke of midnight! *Rides operate from 5-10 p.m.*

New Years Eve Party at Nakama
Dec. 31, 2022 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Nakama
Ring in the New Year Ring at Nakama Studio in Batavia! Celebrate early with crafts, treats, open play, a countdown and balloon drop at 12p!

Happy Zoo Year
December 31, 2022 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at the Cincinnati Zoo
Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Party Animals” of all ages are invited to celebrate the 14th annual Happy ZOO Year powered by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers. This New Years’ bash will take place at the Zoo on Saturday, December 31 with a kid-friendly, early countdown at 8pm featuring the Zoo’s new 40-foot tall digital tree.

Cincinnati Cyclones
Dec. 31, 2022 at 6 pm
Ring in the New Year with the Cincinnati Cyclones for a special NYE Game + Firework Display on December 31! The Cincinnati Cyclones NYE Fireworks Night has a special start time of 6 pm to make sure your little ones can watch the game, the fireworks display and still make it home for bedtime.

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