Celebrate New Years Eve December 31, 2016 in NJ at a family friendly venue where events and activities have an unusual twist; They are not alcoholic dominant celebrations that New Years Eve has come to be associated with.
Many of the events are held at affordable family-friendly, alcohol free, venues.
Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.
Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.
Annual Sons of Ireland Polar Bear Plunge
January 1, 2017
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Looking for an unusual way to begin the New Year with a splash? Event features the plunge into the ocean, a Bagpipe March to Beach, Food and Entertainment. Proceeds from this event support local charities.
Every year, 2 Local charites are chosen to be the sole beneficiaries of every penny raised.
Special entertainment and activities for kids 9 and under at Haddonfield’s Central/Middle School Gym and All-Purpose room from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. The grand finale features Fireworks at Midnight as thousands of revelers magically come together on Kings Highway to celebrate the end of the 2016 and welcome the New Year
First Night Ocean City
December 31, 2016
Ocean City, NJ 08226
The non-alcoholic, family friendly event features live entertainment with the rides open at Wonderland Pier, always a popular feature of First Night and of course there will be fireworks at midnight. Rides at Gillian's Wonderland Pier will be Open
Seaside Heights - First Night
December 31, 2015
On the boardwalk
Enjoy a day filled with entertainment and begin a lasting family tradition. Starting at 12 noon until 5 PM with a Fireworks Display at 5pm
Midnight at the Oasis Party
Saturday, December 31, 2016; 7:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Sahara Sam’s Oasis
535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ
Admission: 64.95 per person
Families get to enjoy this themed indoor water park with lots of water attractions and land events. Jam out with their DJ, play games and win giveaways. The New Year’s Eve Party includes: Admission to the Park Foam Party Delicious Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts Themed party goods (hats, noisemakers, etc) Champagne Toast (for adults 21 and over) Sparkling Cider Toast for the kids.
Overnight Encampment on New Year's Eve On The Battleship New Jersey
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103
The New Year's Eve Overnight is $79 per person. To make your reservations, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.
This is a family-only event. Families can spend the First Night of 2017 overnight on the Battleship! Enjoy dinner and breakfast at the chowline, tour the ship, ride the flight simulator and sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did. aboard our nation's most decorated battleship. A big bonus is that families get to experience the best view of the midnight fireworks over the Delaware River.