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There are plenty of Family-Friendly New Year’s events for New Year’s to attend. From attending an amusement park to ice skating, there’s something for everyone. Please, have a fun and safe New Years with your family.

Museum  & Daytime Events

Noon Year’s Eve at Discovery Cube OC (be sure to check out the Science of Gingerbread and Winterfest while you’re there)

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Bowers Museum –  Kidseum

Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown! at Pretend City in Irvine

Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown!

Noon Years Celebration at Kidspace in Pasadena

New Year Noon Party at the Children’s Museum at La Habra

Pennypickles Workshop in Temecula

New Years Eve Balloon Drops at Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles

Rose Parade Float Viewing in Pasadena


Night Time Events

Chill at Queen Mary in Long Beach. Ice Skating, Ice Tubing, Ice Village & more.

New Year’s Eve Grape Drop in Temecula

Family & Friends New Year’s Celebration in Rancho Santa Margarita

First Night in Downtown Fullerton

N.Y.E.L.A. at Grand Park in Downtown L.A.

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

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New Years Skating Parties

Holiday Skate Center in Orange – New Year’s Eve All Night Skate, Thursday, December 31st 8:00 pm – Friday, January 1st 6:00 am. Family-friendly all night skate party. $25.00 admission

Fountain Valley Skating Center in Fountain Valley – New Year’s All Night Skate, Thursday, December 31st 9:00 pm – Friday, January 1st 7:00 am., family-friendly all night skate party, complete with games and dancing. $25.00 admission or $12.00 each for Family Admission from 9:00 pm-1:00 am. One parent must be present for family admission.

Calskate in Grand Terrace – New Year’s Eve Cosplay, Thursday, December 31st 7:00 pm – Friday, January 1st 7:00 am, $25.00 admission includes skate rental

Chino Skate in Chino – New Year’s Eve Party, Wednesday, December 31st from 8:30 pm – Thursday, January 1st 12:30 am, Cost: $14.00 Admission plus $3.00 skate rental. Price includes hats, horns, games and prizes. Meal deals will be available at $5.00 which Includes 2 Slices of pizza and a regular soda.

Roller City 2001 in Riverside, Thursday, December 31st begins at 6:00 pm – Friday, January1st at 1:00 am, family-friendly, casino night, live bands, bingo, raffles, balloon drop & more. $ 25.00 admission

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New Year’s Ice Skating

Ice Skating at Spectrum in Irvine, Thursday, December 31st 11:00 am – 9:15 pm & Friday, January 1st 11:00 am – 12:15 am – Outdoor Ice Skating $19.00 includes skate rental, $15.00 if you bring your own skates, $15.00  for toddlers- includes double-blade ice skate rental (sizes 8T – 12T only)

Olaf’s Ice Skating at Downtown Disney, Wednesday 31st & Thursday, January 1st 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Outdoor Ice Skating Adults $17.00, Children (ages 3 to 9) $15.00, Active Military $10.00, includes skate rental & helmets

Ice at Santa Monica in Santa Monica, Thursday, December 31st 10:00 am – 10:00 pm & Friday, January 1st 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm. $15.00 admission includes skate rental

Pershing Square Ice Rink in Downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, December 31st  & Thursday, January 1st 10:00 am – 12:00 am – Outdoor Ice Skating. $15.00 admission includes Skate Rental

Festival of Lights Ice Skating in Riverside, Thursday, December 31st & Friday 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Outdoor Ice Skating,  $12.00 per hour/per person, $3.00 skate rental.
Temecula on Ice at Town Square Park in Temecula, Special New Year’s Eve Skate Thursday, December 31st 10:00 pm-­12:30 am – Outdoor Ice Skating, $20 w/FREE Skate Rental (No reservations first come basis. No coupons or discounts) Friday, January 1st, New Years Day 10:00 am – ­9:30 pm-­‐normal schedule (see website for schedule) $10.00 admission, $5.00 Skate rental, $6.00 Bobby skate aid.
Skating by the Sea at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, Thursday, December 31st & Friday, January 1st 11:00 am – 9:00 pm $25.00 per person, for a 90 minute session, includes skate rentals

Fantasy on Ice at Horton Plaza in San Diego, Thursday, December 31st 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday, January 1st, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Outdoor Ice Skating – helps support Rady Children’s Hospital, Adult $14.00, Child $12.00, Military $10, RCHSD Employee $10.00

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Skating Rink in Alpine, Thursday, December 31st & Friday, January 1st, 12:00pm – 10:00 pm, the World’s Largest Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Adults & Teens $15.00, Ages 12 and under $13.00, Military Personnel with ID get $2.00 off, Groups of 10 or More get $2.00 off, Bring your skates for $2.00 off.

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Amusement Parks

Disneyland – Crazy bust but many people wouldn’t think of spending thier New Year’s any where but the Happiest place on earth. Celebrate the New Year with Mickey and his friends.

Grinchmas at Universal Studios – Enjoy the spectacular lighting of the one-of-a-kind, curved Seuss-ian tree, Experience a picturesque evening snowfall, Join Cindy Lou and Who friends as she reads the Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, See musical performances and the Grinch and Who holiday performance, take part in activities such as photos with the Grinch and his dog Max, send a postcard to the Grinch and a book will be donated to a child in need, decorate a gingerbread man cookie with frosting, candy and other edible sweets (purchase required) and design your own holiday ornament.

Kids New Year’s Eve at Legoland – “Midnight” comes early for families at LEGOLAND California Resort celebrating the new year together without missing their bedtimes. LEGOLAND California re-creates the Times Square ball drop with a giant LEGO brick falling 22 feet in the air, Grammy-nominated artists and special celebrity guest who will lead the countdown for San Diego’s largest Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party!

Join in the festivities with party hats and special glasses for viewing fireworks. The party concludes just in time for our countdown at 6 p.m. with a fireworks display illuminating the sky and providing a great ending to an amazing year.

Ring in the New Year at Knott’s Berry Farm –  The countdown to the New Year is on at Knott’s Berry Farm! Knott’s is the place to ring in 2015 with a night full of special family-friendly experiences, including live musical acts, exclusive stage shows, and Merry Farm entertainment, culminating in a fantastic fireworks show.


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