Family Fun On New Years Eve

Family Fun On New Years Eve

With Christmas right around the corner that means New Years Eve is coming up.  Have you made plans to ring in 2016 yet?  If not here are some events that you can take the entire family to celebrate the New Year.  Is 2016 the year you make a move to a new home.  If it is I can be reached at 214-394-8299,, or check out my website;

Here are some options for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day fun for the whole family in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Sundance Square New Year’s Eve Celebration

Popular singer-songwriter and The Voicecontestant Luke Wade will headline this year’s festivities. Austin-based Dawn and Hawkes will kickoff the celebration beginning at 9:30 PM.

Good to know: Champagne will be available for purchase in the plaza. Restaurants, including The Cheesecake Factory, will be serving guests throughout Sundance Square during the evening. TRE trains will be available 30 minutes after the celebration.

Recommended ages: All

When: Festivities begin at 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 31

Where: Sundance Square Plaza, Fort Worth

Cost: Free!



Live entertainment runs throughout the night and culminates into a big fireworks show at midnight. Headlining this year’s show is The Polyphonic Spree. The event is broadcast live on WFAA/Channel 8.

Good to know: Last year’s event drew more than 40,000 so if you are leery of taking little ones to a crowded event, you may want to pass on this. Baby strollers are allowed. There will be a number of street closures around the event so public transportation is encouraged. TRE trains will be available 20 minutes after the celebration.

Recommended ages: All

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 31 to 12:30 a.m., Thursday, January 1

Where: Victory Plaza, Dallas

Cost: Free!


New Year’s Eve at Main Event

Main Event has special pricing for activities including laser tag, bowling and billiards available for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Good to know: Free party favors! No reservation required.

Recommended ages: All

When: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday, December 31; 9 a.m. to midnight, Thursday, January 1

Where: 4801 Citylake Blvd E, Fort Worth; 9375 Dallas Parkway, Frisco; 407 W. State Hwy 114, Grapevine; 2070 S. Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville; 3941 Central Expressway, Plano

Cost: $17.95 per person, per session, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, December 31; $21.95 per person, per session, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Wednesday, December 31; Prices starting at $15.95 per person, per session Thursday, January 1.


New Year’s Eve Celebration at Adventure Landing

The family-style New Year’s Eve celebration offers children “all-you-can-play” miniature golf, laser tag and go-karts.

Recommended ages: All

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 31

Where: 17717 Coit Road, Dallas

Cost: $20 per person

Info: 972-248-4653,

Alley Cats Family Party

The family entertainment venue in Arlington is offering two packages for families on New Year’s Eve. The early-evening family party, which sells out quickly, provides fours hours of activities including glow bowling, unlimited laser tag, rock climbing, billiards and unlimited video game play. You also get party favors and 90 minutes to eat at the pizza and fajita buffet and soft drinks. The Countdown Party, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., includes glow bowling, billiards, unlimited laser tag and rock climbing and a $5 fun card.

Good to know: Win prizes at the party including an Apple iPad Air, GoPro or Beats wireless headphones.

Recommended ages: All

When: Family Party, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 31; Countdown Party, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Wednesday, December 31

Where: 2008 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd., Arlington

Cost: Family Party, $37.50 for adults and $32.50 for children ages 12 and younger; Countdown Party, $19.99 per person. Combo package that includes Family Party and Countdown Party, $49.99 for adults and $45.99 for children. You can get $5 off any package if you purchase tickets by December 28.

Info: 817-784-2695,

Zoo Year’s Eve

Parents can party the night away and let the children the Fort Worth Zoo. The kid-friendly Zoo Year’s Eve celebration includes dinner, snacks, up-close animal encounters, touring the Zoo on a moonlight safari, fun games and crafts. Breakfast will also be provided in the morning.

Good to know: Registration required. Reserve your spot here. Registration fees are non-refundable, no exceptions.

Recommended ages: 6 to 11

When: 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31 to 9 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 1

Where: Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76110

Cost: $75 per child


Family New Year’s Eve at Medieval Times

If you haven’t been to the live jousting tournament and food fest, you and your family will be in for a treat on New Year’s Eve. The Celebration of Centuries begins at 9:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and includes party favors, admission to Museum of Torture, two-hour tournament, appetizers, four-course meal, DJ and dancing, champagne toast at midnight and a continental breakfast.

Good to know: Earlier shows at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m are available on New Year’s Eve at regular admission rates. Children younger than 3 are admitted for free as long as they sit on adult’s lap and eat from adult’s plate.

Recommended ages: All

When: Celebration of Centuries begins at 9:45 p.m., Wednesday, December 31

Where: 2021 N. Stemmons, Dallas

Cost: Celebration of Centuries, $69.95, adults and $35.95 for ages 12 and younger


San Antonio New Year’s Eve at JW Marriott

Get out of town for a holiday getaway. The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has two family friendly New Year’s Eve packages to ring in the new year. With reservations, children ages 4-12 are invited to attend six hours of Razzle Dazzle circus-themed fun that includes pizza, dance music, movie and carnival games. For teenagers, the resort offers activities in the Teen Lounge that include four hours of card games and “Win it in a Minute” games.

Good to know: While the kids are occupied, parents can enjoy one of the three main restaurants.

Recommended ages: All

When: Wednesday, December 31

Where: 23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio

Cost: New Year’s Eve rates begin at $219 per room, per night. Razzle Dazzle admission is $80 with reservations by December 30; $100 at the door. Teen Lounge is $40 at the door.


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