Best Family New Years Eve Events in New Jersey

New Years Eve in New Jersey

Ring in 2023 with New Year's Eve December 31, 2022 in NJ celebrations 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. For an extended holiday family experience, some of the New Years Eve celebrations have onsite overnight hotel accommodations.

Note: 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.

2022 New Jersey Family New Years Eve Events

Northern New Jersey Family New Years Eve Events

Morris County First Night
Saturday, December 31, 2022; 4pm - Midnight
Downtown Morristown, NJ
Cost; Tickets starting at $25
First Night® 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!
With the Dazzling Light Up The Night show at 9:15pm and a Midnight Countdown to Welcome in the New Year at Midnight.
This year's event features over 50 Performances at 15 Venues (13 In-Person, 1 Live Stream, and 1 On-Demand)

New Year's Eve at a Luxury Resort - Packages for couples and families.
December 31, 2022
Crystal Springs Resort
Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462
Make Your Reservation Today at 855.977.6473  
They offer a variety of packages for couples and families. This celebration features uxury guest rooms, stylish restaurants, exquisite ballrooms, indoor & outdoor heated snow pools and festive outdoor winter activities in a picture perfect setting.

Central New Jersey Family New Years Eve Events

First Night Ocean County
Saturday, December 31, 2022: 12pm-5pm
Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ
The family event offers games, music, performers and Fireworks at 5pm (weather permitting)

Six Flags Great Adventure - New Year's Eve Celebration
December 31, 2022
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

New Year's Eve in New Brunswick With Fireworks
December 31, 2022; Celebration begins at 11:30 PM
Monument Park at George Street and Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
Ring in the New Year with Fireworks and a DJ. The Restaurant Guys, aka Stage Left Steak owner Francis Schott and Catherine Lombardi owner Mark Pascal, will present the city's ninth annual fireworks extravaganza.
Come to Monument Square between 11:30 and midnight. They will have a DJ spinning some tunes to warm us up. Then we'll count down to begin the new year with a spectacular

Ring in the New Year at Pier Village With Fireworks
December 31. 2022
Pier Village
Long Branch, NJ
Ring in the New Year at Pier Village with a magnificent fireworks spectacular and Ice Skating under the Stars. Firework Show starts at 9PM.
The new oval skating rink features festive drinks and food from the Pier Village retailers,and a robust live entertainment schedule.

New Years Eve at iPlay America - A family Celebration
December 31, 2022: Open 7:30pm - 1am
iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
Event Cost: $42.99 on-line, $52.99 at the door
Looking to ring in the New Year in style? Join us for the Ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration from 7:30PM to 1AM and enjoy a night of rides, party favors, live DJ, giveaways, and more!
Purchase your party pass on-line for just $42.99. Ticket prices at the door $52.99!
Party Pass includes:
• Unlimited Ride Band**
• DJ & Party Favors
• Prizes and Giveaways all night long • Confetti cannons and watch the ball drop on our many large screens and monitors
**Unlimited Rides include the following: Kite Flyer, Skyscraper, Reverse Time, Happy Swing, Crazy Cabs, Dizzy Dragons, Carousel, Speedway, Freedom Rider, Mini Ferris Wheel and High Flyer.

"Noon" Year's Eve Party, and Planetarium Show!
Saturday, December 31, 2022 @11am
Robert J. Novins Planetarium
1 College Dr (Ocean County College Bldg 13)
Toms River, NJ
(732) 255-0343
Cost: $8-$10
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 2023! The shows ends with a Countdown Celebration!

Kid’s New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Monmouth Museum
Saturday, December 31, 2022: @ 10:30am
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Rd
Middletown Township, NJ
Cost: Included with Museum Admission - $12 - Members FREE
This celebration includes the Making a Party Hat & Noise Maker, Marching in their New Year's Eve Parade, and the Countdown to "Midnight" at 12 noon.

Southern New Jersey Family New Years Eve Events

New Year's Eve Fireworks aboard the Battleship New Jerseey
December 31, 2022 @ 6pm -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
December 31, 2022
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Website/purchase buttons
Cost: Buttons $15 - $25
The non-alcoholic, family friendly event features a complete schedule of entertainment leading up to fireworks at midnight. For the 30th Anniversary of First Night, two headliners will be entertaining crowds, Brass Transit and STAYIN' ALIVE! Brass Transit, The Musical Legacy of Chicago brings together accomplished and award-winning musicians for the sole purpose of paying tribute to the decades-long, multi-platinum songbook of CHICAGO. STAYIN' ALIVE offers audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees play list, singing all the blockbusters hits. The Civic Center will also feature a new band, sure to be a crowd pleaser; The Captain Jack Band will provide the Ultimate "LIVE" Billy Joel Tribute Band experience. The Sensational Soul Cruisers will be providing the ultimate dance party with the best of Motown and Disco hits in the Hughes Performing Arts Center at the High School.

Atlantic City NYE Fireworks
December 31, 2022; @ 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 this year 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.

Giant Blueberry Drop on NYE in The Blueberry Capital of the World
December 31, 2022: 10:00 pm - Midnight
Hammonton Town Hall
100 Central Avenue.
Hammonton, NJ
Free Event
[email protected]
Hammonton is known as the "Blueberry Capital of the World."
This festive family celebration will ring in the the new year with great food, free party giveaways, live band, and the grand finale, Fireworks at midnight.
When the town clock strikes midnight, a giant blueberry will drop from high above the festivities and signal the official start of 2023.
The giant 10-foot-in-diameter lighted blue metal ball is almost as large as the one now in New York City's Times Square, which is 12 feet in diameter.
The blueberry is computer-controlled with hundreds of lights and more than 10 feet in diameter, which is almost as large as the famous ball dropped in New York City's Time Square.

Kids' New Year's at Ferry Park
December 31, 2022; 2pm - 7pm
Exit Zero Ferry Station
1200 Lincoln Blvd
North Cape May, NJ
Cost: Free Event
Exit Zero Ferry Station is throwing a New Year's Eve celebration for the kids! The whole family can have fun from 2pm-7pm with activities like a photo station, face painting, a kids' dance party, and a ball drop at 6pm!!
A kids' buffet will be available for $15, along with a special kids' signature drink. Buffet: - chicken tenders - mini hot dogs - waffle fries - mac and cheese - cookies

New Year's At Noon -- Toni Baloney's musical Party
December 31, 2022: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
Gloucester County Library Glassboro Branch
2 Center Street
Glassboro, NJ
Reserve a Spot
Cost: Free event
Wear your dancin' shoes as we wish 2022 farewell & celebrate the coming of 2023 with Toni Baloney's musical party! Countdown at noon

MudHen's Kid's New Years Eve Party
Satuday, December 31 2022; @ 04:00 pm
MudHen Brewing Company
127 W Rio Grande Ave
Wildwood, NJ
609-522-0159 ext. 110
Cost: They will be taking a $20 per adult deposit for reservations. This deposit will be applied to your check and is non-refundable.
MudHen will be hosting their annual Kid's New Years Eve Party with DJ, balloon drop and Milk & Cookies Toast!

Sea Isle City -- New Year's Eve Celebration
December 31, 2022
JFK Blvd. at the Beach
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
This celebration features a spectacular Fireworks display on the beach @ 8pm.