New Years Eve with Kids – Noon Years Eve

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve with kids can be tough. They can barely keep their eyes open and a lot of time parents make their own “adult” plans for that evening, but there is no reason kids can’t celebrate the new year when there are fun Noon Year’s Eve activities all over town. Noon Year’s is celebrated 12 hours earlier so that kids can enjoy it with the sun still up!


LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Noon Year’s Eve

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center invites families to kick off 2015 before the clock strikes midnight at Noon Year’s Eve on December 31! The balloon drop will take place at noon, with a countdown displayed on screens around the center. Throughout the day, LEGO® fans can also take part in the large 2015 group build, enter to win great prizes and receive special offers to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center in 2015!

WHAT: Noon Year’s Eve
LEGOLAND Discovery Center invites LEGO fans to participate in the balloon drop and the 2015 LEGO Build! Plus plenty of chances to win fun prizes!

WHEN: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Balloon drop at 12 p.m.; other activities throughout the day

WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
Phipps Plaza | Buckhead
3500 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

HOW: All activities are included with admission; pre-booking tickets is recommended to guarantee entrance by visiting

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Fernbank Museum Rings in the New Year with Noon Year’s Eve
A Balloon Drop, DJ, Games And More Make This A Fun Event For The Whole Family!

Fernbank Museum of Natural History will host its third annual family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, Noon Year’s Eve, on Saturday, December 31 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Held twelve hours before the official start of the new year, Noon Year’s Eve will feature a Resolution Station, B98.5’s Tripp West spinning kid-approved tunes, and a balloon drop of prehistoric proportions. The popular event caters to youngsters who cannot always celebrate past bedtime.

At noon, guests will be invited to ring in the Noon Year in Fernbank’s Great Hall as 3,000 balloons cascade from the atrium overhead. DJ Tripp West will lead the countdown, along with hosting games and dancing throughout the event. In addition, the Georgia Bubbleman will be blowing giant, celebratory bubbles on Fernbank’s front lawn. To round out the event, visitors will have the opportunity to write and share their 2017 resolutions at the Resolution Station. Noon Year’s Eve visitors will also have the chance to catch the final days of the temporary exhibit, The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, which closes on January 2, 2017. The World’s Largest Dinosaurs takes visitors beyond the bones and into the bodies of some of the most massive creatures to ever live by examining life-sized bones, muscles, internal organs, and more.

Noon Year’s Eve has become one of Fernbank’s most popular annual events. This year, advance ticket purchase (for both members and non-members) is highly encouraged, as the event will have limited capacity to allow guests the best possible experience. To purchase tickets in advance, guests can visit

Museum tickets, which also include special exhibitions Winter Wonderland and The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, are $18 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12 and free for children aged 2 and under. Value Pass tickets, which include Museum admission and one IMAX film, are $26 for adults, $24 for students and seniors, $22 for children ages 3-12, free for children aged 2 and under and $8 for members. The Museum is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. Parking is free.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta Bubble Bash

Countdown to 2017 with Atlanta’s favorite New Year’s party for kids! Join us for a dance party, special guests, bubble-wrap fireworks, and some new surprises. This year we will celebrate twice, with countdowns at 12 PM and 4PM. This event is sure to sell out so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early!

TICKET PRICES & TIMES – Click a time slot below to purchase tickets.

Event Times: 10 AM – 12:30 PM (This time slot is sold out.) & 2:00 -4:30 PM

Advanced Prices: $8 – Members  |  $18 – Non-Members
Week of Event Prices: $13 – Members  |  $23 – Non-Members

Tickets will not be sold at the door. The Museum will be closed to General Admission on Saturday, December 31, 2016 for the New Year’s Bubble Bash events.


For another kid-friendly countdown that complies with bedtime, take your family to Stone Mountain Park’s Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve Celebration. With more than two million lights, seasonal activities and a 9 p.m. countdown and snowfall, this event is a true family-favorite. Plus, Snow Mountain will be open all weekend. Who says it doesn’t snow it Atlanta?!


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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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