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Best Family New Years Eve Events in New Jersey

New Years Eve in New Jersey

Celebrate New Years Eve December 31, 2019 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. For an extended holiday family experience, some of the New Years Eve celebrations have onsite overnight hotel accommodations.

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.

Northern New Jersey Family New Years Eve Events

Morris County First Night
December 31, 2019
Website & Tickets
Morris County First Night is a non-alcoholic event in Morristown that takes place from 4:45pm-midnight. Over 400 artists and 80 performers are scheduled to attend this year's celebration. Free parking and shuttle bus service will be provided. For one unbelievably reasonable price, you have dozens of venues to choose from, showcasing world-class talent with performances designed especially for kids, teens, young adults, families, and not-so-young adults. If that's not enough, First Night sets off not one but two separate fireworks displays – one at 9:15pm and another at midnight!

Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Family
December 31, 2019: 4PM – 7PM
Two Locations:
The Shannon Rose Irish Pub 98
Kingsland Road Clifton, NJ 07446
The Shannon Rose Irish Pub
1200 New Jersey 17 Ramsey, NJ 07446
Tickets & Information
Join us for our family celebration as the clock strikes midnight in Dublin. Celebrate with face painters, bagpipers, balloons, and a celebratory toast.

New Year's Gala, Featuring Resort Style Family Party
Crystal Springs Resort
Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462
(855) 977-6473
Cost: 12 & over; $85++pp | Children 4-11; $45++pp | Under 4 FREE
The family party will feature passed & stationary hors d'oeuvres, followed by pasta & carving stations from 8:00PM-Midnight. Also includes family fun with Face Painting, Wandering Magician, Balloon Artist, Photo Booth, Large Screen TVs, DJ & dancing. The Saratoga Room will feature a Pop-Up Bake Shop & dessert selections. Champagne Toast at midnight for those over 21.
For the full experience stay overnight at Crystal Springs Resort

Central New Jersey Family New Years Eve Events

First Night Seaside Heights
December 31, 2019; Noon - 5pm
Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: Wristbands for purchase: Child: $6 *includes $15 in arcade play, gifts at each arcade, entertainment, entry in grand prize drawing ($250 value) when entry passport completed. Adult: $10 *includes $20 in arcade play, 2020 one day beach badge ($8 value), entertainment, entry in grand prize drawing ($250 value) when entry passport complete. Wristbands available at County Connection in the Ocean County Mall (cash or check only), at 1214 Boulevard in Seaside Heights (between 10am and 3pm Mon-Fri) or at participating arcades prior to and during the event.
First Night is a non-alcoholic, family event, especially geared for children. The event features lots of fun events Including:
Facepainting, Balloonists, Caricaturists, Superheroes, See & Touch live Insectropolis bugs, Touch a Truck, Fun with, Fireworks @ 5pm (weather Permitting), and much more!
Parking is free on the street and in the Municipal Parking lot during the First Night event.

Hogmanay Bonfire
December 31, 2019, 6 pm to 8 pm
Great Meadow behind the Brearley House
100 Meadow Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
Celebrate the coming New Year with this Scottish tradition. Toss all of last year's bad memories into the fire symbolizing a clean break with all that went wrong in the old year. A bagpiper will be onsite to entertain the crowd and the house will be open. Paper and pencils will also be available for you to write down all the bad things from the previous year that you wish to toss into the fire. You are also invited to prepare a list in advance and bring it to the fire.
Parking Information!!! Parking will be offsite at the Prism complex on Lenox Drive. Visitors are asked to enter the lot at the light on Princeton Pike and Lenox Drive. Follow the road to one of the rear lots, where you can either walk a lighted trail to Brearley House or board a shuttle bus

New Year's Eve in New Brunswick
December 31, 2019; 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 fireworks display shot off the roof of The Heldrich Hotel.

iPlay America's Ultimate New Year’s Eve Bash
December 31, 2019; 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
110 Schanck Rd
Website - Tickets or by calling 732-577-8200.
Here is a New Years Eve activity where families can celebrate together.
Bring the entire family and enjoy a night of rides, party favors, live DJ, and giveaways! There will be confetti cannons at midnight as you watch the ball drop on our 5 large screens and monitors!

Pier Village Fireworks
December 31, 2019; 9pm
Pier Village
Long Branch, NJ
Ring in the New Year at Pier Village with a magnificent fireworks display and Ice Skating under the Stars.

Southern New Jersey Family New Years Eve Events

Atlantic City New Years Eve Fireworks
December 31, 2019 @9pm
Tropicana Hotel
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City
The awesome fireworks show is best viewed from the boardwalk outside the casino.The show, designed by Fireworks by Grucci, will be displayed from the beachfront and will include intricately designed scenes and vivid effects including Grucci high aerials and grand illuminations.
It is recommended that you get there by 8 pm to avoid the crowds and get a good spot.

First Night Ocean City

December 31, 2019
Ocean City, NJ 08226
The non-alcoholic, family friendly event features live entertainment from the Music Pier, The Civic Center, the Tabernacle, other venues, ---- and of course there will be fireworks at midnight shot off from the 5th ave. Beach.

Sea Isle City -- New Year's Eve Celebration

December 31, 2019
4501 Park Road
Sea Isle City
Call 609-263-0050 or Visit
Reservations are required for the party and admission is a dessert to share.
This family oriented New Years Eve celebration will give kids the opportunity kids to ring-in the New Year and still get to bed at a reasonable hour. The theme of the celebration this year will be "From Sea to Shining Sea."
The family activities will begin at the Gymnasium (above) with dancing, entertainment, food and refreshments and an early countdown to midnight with a falling crystal ball at 7:00 p.m. The evening will "end with a bang" at the JFK Boulevard Beach at 8:00 p.m. with a Fireworks display.
Reservations are required (limited space availability), admission is with a "dessert" and children must be accompanied by an adult.

First Night of 2020 Aboard the Battleship
December 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – January 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103
The Battleship will open her decks for guests to watch the 6pm or Midnight SugarHouse New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront. We'll have music, food concessions and bar service. Families can spend the First Night of 2020 aboard the Battleship New Jersey! Our award-winning overnight program will be available for families to sleep overnight on the ship on Dec. 31, 2019. Enjoy dinner and breakfast served at the Chowline. Take a guided tour of the World's Greatest Battleship. Sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did! Plus experience the amazing view of the New Year's Fireworks over the Delaware River at midnight! The New Year's Family Overnight is $79 per person. Families must consist of a legal guardian and at least one child between the ages of 6 and 17. To reserve your bunks for New Years, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.

Midnight at the Oasis Party
Tuesday, December 31, 2019; 7:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Sahara Sam's Oasis
535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ
Website & Tickets
Splash the night away on our indoor water attractions, meet Sahara Sam himself, jam out with our DJ, play games and win giveaways, get your limbo on; our New Year's Eve Party includes it all! 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! *Children 2 and under are FREE.


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