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Looking for the Perfect New Jersey New Years Eve Family Celebration?
December 16, 2023

Looking for the Perfect New Jersey
New Year's Eve Family Celebration?

If you're looking for family-friendly ways to ring in 2024 on New Year's Eve in New Jersey, then you've come to the right place.

Many of the events are held at affordable family-friendly, alcohol-free, venues. For an extended holiday family experience, some of the New Year's Eve celebrations have onsite overnight hotel accommodations.

Here are the top celebrations across the state that you might want to consider.

Northern New Jersey
New Year's Eve Family Celebrations

Morris County First Night 
Sunday, December 31, 2023; 4pm - Midnight
Downt?own Morristown, NJ 
Cost; Tickets (Buttons) Start at $30.
First Night in Morris County began in 1992 and is the LARGEST First Night in New Jersey, attracting nearly 10,000 participants each year. An alcohol-free and substance-free celebration of arts and culture, First Night Morris County attracts families, seniors, singles and anyone looking for an exciting way to ring in the New Year!
This year's event features over 70 Performances at 20 Venues (18 In-Person, 1 Live Stream, and 1 On-Demand) on December 31, 2023, in Downtown Morristown from 4:45 PM to Midnight with Complimentary Parking, Free Shuttles, 2 Fireworks Shows and Additional On-Demand Access through 4 PM on January 1st.

New Year's Eve at a Luxury Resort - Packages for couples and families. 
December 31, 2023 
Crystal Springs Resort 
Route 94 
Vernon, NJ 07462 
They offer a variety of packages for couples and families. This celebration features luxury guest rooms, stylish restaurants, exquisite ballrooms, indoor & outdoor heated snow pools, and festive outdoor winter activities in a picture-perfect setting.

New Year's Eve Family Celebration @ Funplex 
December 31, 2023; 3 pm - 7 pm
The Funplex at East Hanover
182 NJ-10
East Hanover, NJ 
Cost: Adults 13+ $40, Kids 4-12 $39, Kid under 4 free.
Includes unlimited access to all activities:
Bowling, Balloon drop @ 7pm, DJ at the Boardwalk, Buffet (4pm-6pm), and more. 

New Year's Eve Skate Celebration
December 31, 2023; 5pm - 8pm
Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center
7th Ave & Clifton Ave 
Newark, NJ
Cost: $5 - $20 
Pre-purchase Tickets
This event features a family skating NYE celebration with a slice of pizza & a drink per every skater ticket!

Central New Jersey
New Year's Eve Family Celebrations

First Night Ocean County 
Saturday, December 31, 2023: 12pm-5pm 
Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ
The family event offers games, music, performers, and Fireworks at 5 pm (weather permitting) 

New Brunswick's Winter Wonderland for the Holidays with Fireworks 
December 31, 2023 
New Brunswick City Center 
Monument Square Park
New Brunswick, NJ
The grand finale of New Brunswick's Winter Wonderland of festivities running through December, culminates with a fireworks display on New Year's Eve, December 31st @ Various Locations in New Brunswick.

New Year's Eve at iPlay America
December 31, 2023; 7pm - 1am
iPlay America 
110 Schanck Rd 
Freehold, NJ, NJ 
This family event at NJ's largest indoor amusement park features a night of rides, games, party favors, confetti cannons, DJs, giveaways, and more! 
Guests will also join in watching the ball drop on one of the large screens and monitors! No pass is required for entry. Guests can choose to purchase a NYE Party Ride Pass which includes unlimited rides or pay as you go.

New Years Eve Fireworks Spectacular
December 31, 2023; @9pm
Pier Village
Long Branch, NJ
Ring in the New Year at Pier Village with a magnificent fireworks spectacular @9pm

"Noon" Year's Eve Party, and Planetarium Show!
Saturday, December 31, 2023 @11am
Robert J. Novins Planetarium
1 College Dr (Ocean County College Bldg 13)
Toms River, NJ
(732) 255-0343
Cost: $9-$11
Want to ring in the New Year a little earlier? Stay off the roads at night? Come to a New Year's Party that won't spoil bedtimes! Shake your nosemakers to energetic laser songs! The show includes a astronomical year in review, plus what to look for in your night sky in 2024! The shows ends with a Countdown Celebration!

Six Flags Great Adventure - New Year's Eve Celebration
December 31, 2023
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ 08527
Celebrate New Year's Eve with world-class rides, dazzling lights, holiday entertainment and delectable treats! Follow that up with New Year's Eve fireworks along the Main Street Christmas area of the park. Fireworks are free with theme park admission.

Southern New Jersey
New Year's Eve Family Celebrations

Atlantic City NYE Fireworks
December 31, 2023; @ 9pm
Atlantic City, NJ
The fireworks over the ocean are the highlight of the new years eve celebrations in Atlantic City. The new years eve fireworks on the Boardwalk also includes special newly designed pyrotechnic scenes and vivid effects including Grucci high aerials and grand illuminations - sounds like a very special display in store!
To get the best views of the fireworks, then the best vantage points are of course along the AC Boardwalk, which runs along the beach for four miles to the city limit, where an additional one and a half miles extends on into Ventnor City.

New Year's Eve Fireworks aboard the Battleship New Jersey
December 31, 2023 @ 6 pm & 10pm -12:30 am 
Battleship New Jersey 
100 Clinton Street 
Camden NJ 08103 
Tickets: $10 
Watch fireworks over the Delaware River from the historic deck of the Battleship New Jersey! Enjoy music, food concessions, a cash bar for adults, and have the chance to fire a Gun Salute. Proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial. Tickets are a $10 donation for the general session for both the 6pm and Midnight fireworks shows. The Battleship will open her decks two hours prior to each show. Tours are part of the fireworks shows

First Night Ocean City
Sunday, December 31, 2023; 4pm-midnight
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Website/Schedule/purchase buttons
Cost: Buttons $17 per person (inclusive of service fee) until November 30th. $22 per person (inclusive of service fee) starting December 1st. 
This non-alcoholic, family-friendly event features a complete schedule of entertainment leading up to fireworks at midnight. at the 5th Ave beach.
For the 31st Anniversary of First Night, two headliners Gypsy - The Music of Stevie Nicks and Motor City - The Music of Motown will be entertaining crowds at the Music Pier. 

New Year's Eve Fireworks in Avalon 
December 31, 2023; 3pm-5pm (Rain date: Saturday, Jan. 1, 5pm)
Surfside Park
30th Street Parking Lot
Avalon, NJ
Family activities include: DJ Dance Party, Face Painting, Trivia Games, Balloon Art, Hot Chocolate, Cotton Candy, with Special Guests Mickey & Friends and Fireworks.
Fireworks are launched from 35th Street Beach.

New Year's Eve Kids Party
December 31, 2023: 3pm - 6pm
Keenan's North Wildwood 
113 Olde New Jersey Avenue 
North Wildwood, NJ 
Tickets- Tickets are required for adults & kids (kids under 3 are free)
Cost: $24.71 
This children's NYE celebration features a Kiddie Karaoke with Miss Shannon, Food Buffet, New Year's Party Favors, and a Balloon drop. 

New Year's Eve Family Celebration @ Funplex 
December 31, 2023; 3pm - 7pm
The Funplex at Mt Laurel
3320-24 NJ-38
Mount Laurel, NJ 
Cost: Adults 13+ $40, Kids 4-12 $39, Kid under 4 free.
Includes unlimited access to all activities:
Bowling, Balloon drop @ 7pm, DJ at the Boardwalk, Buffet (4pm-6pm), and more.

Sea Isle City -- New Year's Eve Celebration
December 31, 2023
JFK Blvd. at the Beach 
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243 
This celebration features a spectacular Fireworks display on the beach @ 8pm

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