Kid Friendly New Years Events In + Around Detroit


Couldn’t snag a sitter this NYE?  Or do you just want to ring in this new year with your little ones?  DMB has a list of kid-friendly New Years events In+Around Detroit for you to enjoy!  We hope you had an AMAZING 2017 and we wish you an even BETTER 2018! 

Berkley Noon Year’s Eve

Location: Berkley First United Methodist Church (2820 Twelve Mile Rd, Berkley)

Time: 11:30 – 1 pm

Cost: Free

Ring in the New Year early with a countdown and ball drop. There will be noisemakers, hats, snacks, and more! Parents must accompany children.


 Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

Location: Detroit Zoo (8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak)

Time: 5:30 – 9pm

Cost: $10/in advance; $13/at the gate

Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo through the lights and sights this winter. There is holiday entertainment and special activities for all ages.


Noon Year’s Eve at the Detroit Historical Museum

Location: Detroit Historical Museum (5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit)

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: Free admission to Museum and Event; Parking fees may apply

Families can make their own noisemaker, write a time capsule letter, enjoy cookies and hot cocoa and, most importantly, celebrate the New Year!


New Year’s Eve Family Night Out

Location: Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy)

Time: 5 – 8:30pm

Cost: Community Center Pass Holders – Free; Residents – $5; Non-residents – $6

Stop in for activities like basketball, swimming, inflatables, and more. Pizza and pop will be available to purchase. There’s something for all ages!


Kids Zone at Motor City’s New Year’s Eve Drop

Location: Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit)

Time: 4-7pm; Kids Ball Drop at 6:30pm

Cost: Free; Ice-skating cost: $8 – adults, $7 – kids 12 and under and ages 50 plus; $3/skate rental

There’s a Kids Zone at the Motor City’s New Year’s Eve celebration from 4-7pm. There will be bounce houses, face painting, karaoke, a jungle gym, and more. You can also ice skate (for a fee), take a horse-drawn carriage ride, and see the the ball drop at 6:30pm.


Detroit Circus New Year’s Eve

Location: Canton Village Theater (50400 Cherry Hill Rd, Canton)

Time: 7 – 9pm (Pre-show begins at 6pm)

Cost: $18-22

Enjoy the Detroit Circus as they dazzle with high flying ariel stunts, fire dancing and eating, stilt walking and acrobatics, and more! Admission includes a beverage, popcorn, and pre-show activities (face painting, temporary tattoos, and visits with circus entertainers in the lobby). Circus show runs approximately 1.5 hours.


Rochester Big Bright Light Show

Location: Downtown Rochester

Time: 6pm – Midnight

Cost: Free

Spend your New Year’s Eve dazzling at the Rochester Big Bright Light Show before it ends for the season. Enjoy them from the comfort of your car or bundle up for a stroll through downtown.


New Year’s Eve Party at Kirksey Recreation Center

Location: Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center (15100 Hubbard, Livonia)

Time: 4-7pm

Cost: Kirksey Recreation Center Members – $7.50; Livonia Residents – $10; Non-Residents – $13 (Pre-Registration required)

Enjoy an evening of swimming, giant inflatables, climbing the Rock Wall, holiday crafts, face painting, dodgeball, food, music, and dancing, and more! 


Rockin’ NYE in Downtown Wyandotte

Location: Downtown Wyandotte (Biddle Ave, Wyandotte)

Time: 6pm – 1am

Cost: Free

Community Choice Credit Union presents Rockin’ NYE featuring a New York style ball drop near the iconic Clock Tower on Biddle and Maple. Enjoy live bands, a DJ, and a heated tent with activities for all ages. A 1,000 lb steel ball with 288 flashing lights provided by, Metro Electric & Lighting, will be lowered by Hetzel Hoisting at 9 p.m. for the families.


Annual New Year’s Eve Jump N’ Jam! (Multiple Locations)

Location: Pump It Up –

Auburn Hills (1720 Opdyke Ct, Auburn Hills)

Wixom (28373 Beck Rd H, Wixom)

Canton (46090 Michigan Ave, Canton)

Time: 5:30 – 8:30pm

Cost: $20 (Pre-Registration required.)s

A special New Year’s Eve themed jump! Admission includes; Pizza, drinks, drawings, lots of jumping, and a Kids ONLY Count Down at 7pm!


New Years Eve Rock N Bowl

Location: Classic Lanes (2145 Avon Industrial Dr. Rochester Hills)

Time: Afternoon Package – 12 – 2:30pm OR 3 – 5:30pm

Early Evening Package – 6 – 8:30pm

Cost: Afternoon Package – $59.95/Lane up to 6 guests; Early Evening Package – $69.95/Lane up to  6 guests

Great for all ages! Each package includes bowling for up to 6 guest, shoes, 1 large-2 topping pizza, 1 pitchers of soft drink, music, door prizes, giveaways, and more! Reservations and prepayment is required.


Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve at Mt. Brighton

Location: Mt. Brighton (4141 Bauer Road, Mt. Brighton) 

Time: Doors open at 5pm

Cost: Free

Enjoy fireworks, live DJ, food, dancing, and more at Mt. Brighton! 


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