So long 2021! Ring in the New Year

Let’s celebrate the end of 2021! If you are looking for things to do at home this New Year’s Eve, we’ve got a roundup of events perfect for your family. From parties with your favorite kid entertainers like the Story Pirates, to virtual balloon drops and a new year’s eve story time, we’ve got a full day of fun for you right here. Get your party hats on and get ready to celebrate 2022!

DJ Squirm-a-Lot’s New Years Eve Bash

Your favorite Story Pirates DJ is planning a huge party to ring in 2022! This party will involve story creation, songs, games and special guests. Join this exciting New Year’s Eve party that will be hosted from the moon! 12 pm PT. Event details

New Philharmonic Concert with the MAC

College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center is ready to help you ring in 2022 with New Philharmonic and Maestro Kirk Muspratt. Introduce the kids to Strauss waltzes and polkas, arias, light classical, pop tunes and movie music via a livestreamed concert. 1:30pm, 5pm, 8:30pm PT. Event details

New Year’s at the Needle

The Space Needle will usher in 2022 with a sensational and innovative new show for T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle. This year’s celebration will feature striking visuals in a wondrous display of digital effects, engineered to bring you bigger thrills than ever before–all safely from the comfort of home. 11:35pm PT. Event details.

Times Square’s NYE Live

Times Square New Year’s Eve host and street correspondents will provide live, commercial-free, webcast coverage of the festivities leading up to the Ball Drop at midnight including the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball at 6 p.m. EST, hourly countdowns, live musical performances, special guests and the pushing of the Waterford Crystal button that signals the Ball Drop at midnight. 3pm PT. Event details

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Kemah Boardwalk

Ring in the New Year Boardwalk-style by heading down to Kemah for festivities and fun, like live music in the Plaza and an impressive fireworks display. 9:30pm. Event details.

Noon Year’s Eve at CityCentre

It’s a family friendly Noon Year’s Eve celebration in the plaza at CityCentre. Bring out the kids to enjoy face painting, a photo booth, a balloon and caricature artist, a dance party with a live DJ, and the grand finale: bubbles to ring in the Noon Year. 11am-1pm. Event details.

New Year’s Eve at CityCentre

The excitement begins at 9:30 PM with live music in the plaza from the variety dance band People’s Choice, followed by a countdown to midnight capped off with confetti and a 60-second rooftop fireworks show*. 9pm. Event details.

Holiday Afternoon Tea at The Post Oak Hotel

Indulge in a holiday afternoon tea at Bouchée at The Post Oak Hotel. Dine on finger sandwiches, scones, and desserts during this festive Parisian-inspired tea experience. 1pm-4pm. Event details.