2021 Kid-Friendly New Years Eve Events in Kansas City (Free & Cheap)


Kid-friendly New Years Eve events may be a little less wild than the NYE parties of your younger years, but after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we’re looking forward to fun New Year’s Eve parties & events in Kansas City!

So, we gathered the scoop for fun things to do on New Year’s Eve with kids in Kansas City. Finding places to go for New Years Eve with family is easy with our Kids New Years Eve Party Guide.

Grab your calendars and let’s make some plans!

Looking for fun places to go for New Year’s Eve with the Family? We rounded up the best kid friendly New Year’s Eve events & parties so you can spend time enjoying the holidays.

Whether you are looking for fun things to do on New Years Eve with kids, free new years eve events, or a kids-only NYE, so you can have some much needed adult time, Kansas City’s NYE guide has something for everyone!

New Year’s Eve with Family Guide 2021

** While we are working continuously to update this guide as new information is released, we recommend calling to confirm. Some events that are listed as no new info could update their info at any time…fingers crossed!

Find a full list of things to do in December too!

Kid-Friendly New Years Eve Events (CONFIRMED for 2020):

Check out these kid-friendly New Year’s Eve events & Noons Years Eve parties…

Many of these kid-friendly New Year’s Eve events happen during the day – perfect for little kids!

Sky Zone Noon-Years Eve

Noon to 1 pm

Mark your calendar for a fun filled, kid friendly NOON Year’s Eve event. Sky Zone Kansas City and Sky Zone Lee’s Summit will both hold this fun New Years Eve event for kids.

Come jump around with the kiddos to celebrate New Year’s Eve with 2 hours of free jump! Kids will also receive a mini icee toast at 12:00 pm Noon & NYE favors.

If you have little kiddos, this is the perfect New Year’s Eve party for you! Celebrate NYE with your children during the day, then you can go to a party at night…

Science City Noon Year’s Eve

Noon to 7 pm

Located inside Union Station near Downtown, Science City’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration provides a fun place to go for New Years eve with family. It’s a safe, fun and educational destination to bring in New Years Eve with kids! While it may look a little different this year, it’s still so fun.

This family-friendly New Year’s Eve event offers hands on science experiments, stage shows and even some interactive science projects you can take home. Events & activities will include:

  • Party Animal Ears
  • Creativity Countdown
  • Floating Fireworks
  • Fire Tornado; It’s Lit
  • Amazing Animals; Educator Chat
  • Sprinkle Science
  • Make It, Shake It
  • Socially Distanced Dance Party

It’s free for Union Station Members too.

New Years Eve Celebration at KC Bowl

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

This kids New Years Eve party is a family celebration that includes 2 hours of cosmic bowling, taco bar, shoe rental, NYE party favors & fun. There are only 4 people allowed per lane this year – $17 per person for all. Call 913-299-1110 to reserve your family’s lane at KC Bowl in KCK.

There is also a New Years Eve party that starts at 9 pm for the real midnight countdown. Under 21 are allowed, but if there is anyone under 18, they must be accompanied by an adult.

2020 New Year’s Eve Events for Adults:

New Year’s Eve at the Temple

8 pm to 2:30 am

If you’re worried about the cold and would prefer to stay celebrate indoors, NYE at the Temple is perfect for you!

Located at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo, you can enjoy 4 floors, 8 party areas, ten open bars, multiple DJ’s and unlimited drinks! Enjoy the night with family and friends amazing venue  – and get your tickets before it’s too late!

Improv Theater

Check online for show times. 

Improv Theater’s New Year’s Eve show will celebrate 2021 with comedians Rocky Dale Davis & Terry Thomas Jr. There are multiple shows to choose from! 

Located in Zona Rosa, Improv Theater offers dinner packages, late-show packages, and VIP midnight packages at reasonable prices – and tickets can be purchased online ahead of time. Call 816-759-5233 for more information on the show.

Top Golf Overland Park

9 pm to 1 am

If you’re looking for an alternative to those crowded bars & NYE events, Top Golf in Overland Park is a great option! 

While they will NOT host their traditional NYE party, they will be open for your enjoyment.

Reserve your golf bay today!

Events Cancelled for 2020-2021:

Paradise Park Noon Years Eve Closed Temporarily.

Noon to 6 pm

Paradise Park has one of the biggest kid-friendly New Year’s Eve events – perfect for families!

This New Year’s Eve, you and the family can celebrate early with an awesome Ball Drop at Paradise Park’s Foam Factory!

This kid- friendly New Year’s Eve party is from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm and includes awesome door prizes you can use all year long at Paradise Park.

Zoo Year’s Eve – Cancelled

10 am to 2 pm

Celebrate the new year in true “zoo-style” from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on New Year’s Eve.

Penguins, polar bears, and many more animals will enjoy festive enrichment items. Dance to the beats of the interactive DJ and make a noise maker before checking out the photo booth to capture a memory at Zoo Year’s Eve!

Winferfest New Years – Closed for 2020

9 pm to midnight

Snoopy’s Rockin NYE is happening from 9 pm to midnight. Other fun things to do on New Years Eve will be happening throughout World’s of Fun, like elf sing-a-longs, music shows, rides, games & so much more!

At midnight, there will be fireworks for an extra special NYE! If you are looking for places to go for New Years Eve with family, WOF has something for everyone in your family.

Coco Key New Years Eve Carnival – Closed

8 pm to 11 pm

Don’t miss New Year’s Eve under the big top at CoCo Key’s Carnival!

The carnival starts at 8:00 pm and ends at 11:00 pm with the ball drop!

The New Years package includes four water resort passes valid for two days, Kansas City’s only beach ball drop at 11:00 pm, pizza, arcade cards, cotton candy, games, a live DJ and more!

NYE Events Not-Yet Verified for 2020 (No New Info):

Sky Zone New Year’s Eve Overnight Lock In

Kids can be locked in to Sky Zone Kansas City or Sky Zone Lee’s Summit from 11:00 pm -6:00 am

The kiddos can jump all night with their friends…while you have a fun New Yea’s Eve night out with your friends!

There will b a live DJ, games, prizes, dancing, contests & races, GLOW jump, & more fun for kids. Sky Zone will also provide pizza, snacks & drinks throughout the night. Kids will need to bring a pillow of their own.

Reserve your child’s spot today! It’s only $34.99 for a full night of fun…

Skate City New Years Eve Party for Kids No Updated Info.

8 pm to 12:30 am

Come skate with your kiddos at Skate City to ring in the new year.

Admission to their kid-friendly New Years Eve event is only $5 per person, plus $2 to rent skates. It’s a cheap NYE activity you can all do together.

Wonderscope Children’s Museum No Updated Info.

9 am to 11 am

Wonderscope offers their early New Year’s Eve party!

Their WonderEve activities start at 9:00 am on Monday, December 31st and end with the big countdown to noon.

Kids can enjoy a balloon artist, confetti blast, food trucks, live music & fun! Mr. Stinky Feet will be there to lead the countdown at 11:00 am!

All of these activities are included with admission. The cost is only $8 for children two and older. This is a free New Years Eve event for kids under 2 and Wonderscope members. Reservations are not necessary, but you can visit their website or call 816-643-6700 for more info.

Kansas Children’s Discovery Center No Updated Info.

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Give your family a truly memorable experience at Kansas Children’s Discovery Center’s famous Noon Year’s Eve!

Ring in 2020 in Topeka, KS on Tuesday, December 31 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm with a pancake breakfast sponsored by Hy-Vee, serious fun sensory play and the thrilling balloon drop at noon!

Each kid will get a party kit & make fun memories of their special new year celebration – over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits of all kinds – science, careers, art, building and more.

It’s all the fun of New Year’s Eve, specially designed for young children. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased online.

Kids New Years Eve Party at Main Event No Updated Info.

4 pm to midnight

This is a great kid-friendly New Years eve event in the Northland! (& their other locations) You can take advantage of unlimited activities or arcade games for $10.95 per person, so you can have an affordable NYE night…

If you’re looking for fun places to go for New Years Eve with family – kids of all ages (& parents) will have fun!

Kids New Years Eve Party at Dave & Busters No Updated Info.

5 pm to 8 pm

This is a kid-friendly New Years Eve event for the whole family! There are many different NYE packages you can purchase that include food, drinks & tokens.

You can check out the full package options online – buy early before they sell out!

Union Station New Year’s Swingin’ Eve No Updated Info.

8 pm to 1 am

This 21 & older New Year’s Eve party will be one to remember!

Swing in the new year at the biggest celebration in Kansas City, featuring award-winning Dave Stephens and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 7 (“KCJO7”) at the historic Union Station.

Dance in the new year with big band swing and your favorite retro dance originals. Your ticket gets it all – admission, live music, party favors, drinks, hot appetizers and midnight champagne toast.

NYE Live! No Updated Info.

If you’re looking for fun New Years Eve events downtown, Kansas City Live in the Power and Light district hosts the Kansas City’s biggest New Year’s Eve events for over ten years!

NYE Live! party-goers can look forward to exclusive access to over 12 bars and nightclubs, all-inclusive packages, entertainment, party favors, confetti-cannons, champagne toasts and the city’s most anticipated Midnight countdown. Plus, your night is complete with a “Times Square” ball drop.

Having a fun and safe night is easier than ever eith convenient access to transportation, parking, and hotels. Check out package options and more details here.

Harrah’s Casino No Updated Info.

9 pm

Another option for a fun New Years Eve event downtown is the VooDoo Lounge inside of Harrah’s Casino in North Kansas City.

Radio station 95.7 The Vibe Presents NYE Celebration with Dolewite and DJ Kirby. With different styles of music, party favors and a NYE toast, you will be sure to have a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration!

You could also try your luck at the other area casinos, such as Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway and Isle of Capri Casino, for late-night fun that doesn’t stop when the ball drops.

Briarcliff Village New Years Eve Event No Updated Info.

This is an adults only event hosted at the Briarcliff event space.

Tickets are as low as $125 per person, which includes a premium bar, fun photo booth, live entertainment & music, champagne toast, NYE favors, & a midnight ball drop with balloons! Find all the details at the New Years Eve Event Facebook Page.

As New Year’s Eve approaches, we want to thank you all for an awesome, fun-filled year! We love to see you at events, around town and of course online!

We hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve. Please remember to drink responsibly and have a safe and happy New Year!

We rounded up some of the best and safest locations for you and your family to enjoy ringing in the new year!

Remember when heading out at night to always take caution of your surroundings. If you are attending an event which serves adult beverages, please drink responsibly.

We hope you found this list helpful to make plans for your New Year’s Eve in Kansas City. We look forward to hearing about all of your fun and exciting plans!

If you’re aware of a fun and safe celebration that’d we’ve missed, send us a message or tag us on social media so we can spread the word. We can add free new years eve events and paid events. Also, sign-up for The Scoop, so you don’t miss a thing!

Happy Countdown!

From our family to yours, iFamilyKC.

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