Want to celebrate 2020 with your entire family, without busting the kids’ bedtime routine?
Consider one of these December 31st afternoon or early events. Some mark the “new year” at 12 noon, while others use 8 p.m. for the countdown and festivities.
Don’t forget about holiday light displays for a New Year’s Eve activity — many of the neighborhood and private home displays close down after December 31st.
There’s also IHOP’s kids-eat-free deal that runs through New Year’s Eve. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and you can get a free kids meal with every adult entree you purchase. Details here.
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FREE: NYE Bash at The Battery with early fireworks for kids
This is actually two FREE events — an “early innings” event for families with young children, followed by the “late innings” festivities for everyone else.
The family-friendly early innings, for those wishing to ring in the New Year early, will start at 6 p.m. in the Plaza. The Heavy Hitters and BLOOPER will be on hand as well as David Girabaldi, a performance painter who transforms blank canvas in minutes. At 8 p.m., balloon baseballs will drop in celebration of the “New Year,” so the wee ones can ring in 2020 without pushing bedtime too far.
The late innings festivities start at 9 p.m. The 12South Band and David Girabaldi will provide the entertainment from the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage. The midnight countdown will include pyrotechnics and 2020 will begin with a confetti and aerial fireworks display.
FREE: NYE celebration at East Atlanta Village with early fireworks for kids
This is also a family-friendly event, meaning there will be TWO firework displays:
- 8 p.m. for the kids
- midnight, to ring in 2020
Get all the details, including info on food trucks, concert line-up, parking, and more.
Early New Year’s Eve Celebration at Stone Mountain with 9 p.m. fireworks
This is a modified version of the Stone Mountain Christmas event that takes place nightly at Stone Mountain Park — you can see our detailed post, including admission rates and discounts, here.
From the Stone Mountain Park website:
During Stone Mountain Christmas on Dec. 31, Stone Mountain Park will operate the Christmas event as usual and then we’ll ring in the early New Year with a magical snowfall and early 2020 countdown.
At 8:59 p.m., the early New Year countdown will begin and when the clock strikes 9 p.m., more snow and fireworks will usher in the early New Year!
- 8:30 p.m. – Snow Angel Snowfall and Fireworks followed by New Year’s Eve Activities
- 8:59 p.m. – Early New Year’s Eve Countdown
- 9:00 p.m. – Early New Year Snowfall and Fireworks
FREE: Early Countdown Party at Wallers Coffee Shop in Decatur
Come ring in the new year with the family here at Waller’s Coffee Shop. Fun and games for the kids starting at 4 p.m., with an 8 p.m. countdown!
Waller’s Coffee Shop is located at 240 Dekalb Industrial Way in Decatur. Details here.
Noon Year’s Eve at Fernbank Science Museum
The event is $22 for non-members and only $8 for members. It takes place from 9 a.m. till 12:30 p.m., with a countdown to a balloon drop at noon. Details here.
Bubble Bash at the Children’s Museum
There are two sessions this year — with countdowns to noon and 3:30 p.m. You need an advance ticket, as none will be sold at the door. The price is $25 for non-members (both kids and adults) and $15 for members. Details and tickets here.
Noon Year’s Eve at Ponce City Market Rooftop
The event starts at 10 a.m. and goes till 2 p.m. There will be entertainers, complimentary kid’s snacks, arts & crafts stations, balloon artists, and face painters. When the clock strikes 11:59 a.m., the crowd will gather for a countdown to a noon balloon drop!
Tickets are $15 for all ages and will be sold at the door – there are no advance tickets.
Kids 3 and under are free.
See more details and RSVP here.