Best Family New Years Eve Events in New Jersey

New Years Eve in New Jersey

Ring in 2022 with New Year's Eve December 31, 2021 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.

2021 New Jersey Family New Years Eve Events

Northern New Jersey Family New Years Eve Events

Morris County First Night
December 31, 2021; 9:15pm - Midnight
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. Our Live & Virtual Program features over 30 Performances, 80+ Screenings, 12 In-Person Venues, 1 Streaming Venue, and 1 On-Demand Venue. All Tickets include access to First Night Morris County 2022 on December 31, 2021, and On-Demand access to all Films and Virtual Performances from January 1st – 3rd, 2022. Early-Bird Tickets (Buttons) start at $25 and $90 for a 4-Pack ($22.50 Each) through December 21.

New Year's Eve at a Luxury Resort - Packages for couples and families.

December 31, 2021
Crystal Springs Resort
Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462
Make Your Reservation Today at (877) 401-0665.
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. New Year's Eve reservations require a 2 night stay and cannot be booked online.

New Year's Eve Family & Friends
December 31, 2021: 3:30pm - 6:30pm
300 Main Street
Madison, NJ
This holiday event features a special New Years Eve family and friends package. It includes 3 hours of unlimited bowling, 3 hours of unlimited arcade Four specialty Classico Tabisca-style pizzas, pretzel bites and gelato (delivered to your lane) Unlimited soft drinks Champagne toast for guests 21+, shirley temple (guests 3+) nye ball drop simulation across 110' projector screens

Central New Jersey Family New Years Eve Events

Six Flags Great Adventure - New Year's Eve Fireworks
December 31, 2021; 9pm
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 Main Street at 9 p.m. and can be seen from the A Main Street Christmas area of the park. Fireworks are free with theme park admission

Ring in the New Year at Pier Village
December 31. 2021
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, 2021: Open 7;30pm - 1am
iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
Cost: $42.99 (on-line) --- *Toddler Tickets: Toddlers – children under 36" – are free. Anyone above 36" must have a pass. Complimentary toddlers will NOT receive a wristband or card. Guests can purchase separate game cards for toddlers upon check in.
Join in for the Ultimate New Year's Eve celebration and enjoy a night of ** unlimited rides, party favors, live DJ, giveaways, and more!
**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.

New Year's Eve in New Brunswick With Fireworks
December 31, 2021; 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

Southern New Jersey Family New Years Eve Events

Giant Blueberry Drop on NYE in The Blueberry Capital of the World
December 31, 2021: 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Hammonton Town Hall
100 Central Avenue.
Hammonton, NJ
Free Event
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, FIREWORKS and plenty of good cheer.
When the town clock strikes midnight, a giant blueberry will drop from high above the festivities and signal the official start of 2019.
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.

First Night Ocean City
December 31, 2021
Ocean City, NJ 08226
The non-alcoholic, family friendly event features more than 70 opportunities to catch 30 different shows and activities at 21 venues throughout town. You will find entertainment that satisfies every taste and age group.
The grand finale is the Fireworks display shot off at midnight from the 5th Street Beach