2018 New Years Eve Events for Kids (or Adults) in Kansas City

After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we can all agree we deserve fun and safe New Year’s Eve events.

So, we gathered the scoop for fun things to do on New Year’s Eve in Kansas City.

Grab your calendars and let’s make some plans!

NewYears Eve Family Fun Guide 2019

New Year’s Eve Family Guide 2018: What to do for NYE?

Finding fun things to do on New Year’s Eve can be tricky if you have different ages or interests in your family.

We made it easy for you!

Check out these fun New Year’s Eve events around town – some kid-friendly, some adults only.

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


Kid-Friendly New Years Eve Events

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


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…


Paradise Park Noon Years Eve

Paradise Park has one of the biggest New Year’s Eve events 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.


Science City Noon Year’s Eve

Located inside Union Station near Downtown, Science City’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration provides a safe, fun and educational destination to ring in the New Year with your whole family!

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.

Plus, a giant balloon drop at 6 pm featuring over 2,500 balloons! Join other local families from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm on December 31st!

It’s free for Union Station Members too.


Zoo Year’s Eve

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!


Sky Zone Noon-Years Eve

Both Sky Zone Kansas City and Sky Zone Lee’s Summit will host Noon-Year’s Eve. Lee’s Summit will host the event on December 30th & KC on the 31st.The events will take place from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm both days.

Come jump around with the kiddos to celebrate New Year’s Eve! 2 hours of free jump for only $24.99! Kids will also receive a mini slushy to toast at 12:00 pm Noon & NYE favors.

If you have little kiddos, this is the perfect New Year’s Eve party for you!


Wonderscope Children’s Museum

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, story time, art activity and treats including doughnut holes and juice. Mr. Stinky Feet will be there to lead the countdown at 11:00 am!

All of these activities are included with admission as well as party hats, confetti, & fun. The cost is only $8 for children two and older. Reservations are not necessary, but you can visit their website or call 913-287-8888 for more infor.


Kansas Children’s Discovery Center

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

Ring in 2019 in Topeka, KS on Monday, 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.


Coco Key New Years Eve Carnival

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!



New Year’s Eve Events for Adults 2018

Union Station New Year’s Swingin’ Eve

This 21 and 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!

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

Another option 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! To get tickets, head over to Ticketmaster before they sell out!

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.


Improv Theater

Improv Theater’s New Year’s Eve show will featured Adam Ferrara, comedian and actor headlining internationally, and two-time nominee for best male stand-up.

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.


New Year’s Eve at the Temple

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!


Top Golf Overland Park

If you’re looking for an alternative to those crowded bars & NYE events, Top Golf in Overland Park puts on a pretty big celebration too.

Enjoy live entertainment, a chef-inspired menu, and an unforgettable NYE midnight celebration. Upgrade to the VIP experience for exclusive access to an all-inclusive Premium NYE Feast with carving station and a bottle of bubbly to share with friends.

All New Year’s Eve packages include unlimited game play from 9 pm to 1 am for up to six guests, front row seats to a midnight fireworks show and party favors to help celebrate NYE in style.

Reserve your golf bay today!


Briarcliff Village New Years Eve Event

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

Tickets are as low as $119 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.


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. 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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