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Ring in the New Year: A Kid-Friendly Guide to Celebrating in Orange County


new years guide for kids in Orange County

Your one stop shop for things to do on New Years Eve with the kiddos in Orange County. Here is a list of family friendly New Year's Eve Parties, even Noon Year's Eve Parties for the very littles.


December 31, 2023

5pm - 1am

Anaheim GardenWalk

400 Disney Way, Anahiem, CA 92802


This event is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT!!  Carnival and Street Vendors await your exploration. Yes, there's a big grand dance party for the Countdown. Come join with your community and friends to dance into the year of 2024! We will have MULTIPLE STAGE ACTIVATION! There will be Live Band, Live Performances, and great music for you to dance all night long!


December 31, 2023

9am - 1am

Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA


The countdown to the New Year is on at Knott’s Merry Farm with special fireworks, live entertainment, and special extended hours for the one-night event. Say goodbye to the final moments of 2023 with memorable festivities including Merry Farm seasonal performances. Activities for the whole family include a family-friendly comedian, live bands, swing dancing and more. Count down the final moments of 2023 with festive music, party hats and noisemakers making this night extra special.



new years eve for Kidds in Orange County

December 31, 2023

10am - 12:30am

OC Fair & Event Center

88 Fair Dr Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Celebrate the New Year with a special countdown, dazzling firework show, snow flurries, confetti cannons, live performances, and more! Two countdowns: 6pm and Midnight! Enjoy extended hours on New Year's Eve filled with winter attractions such as:

  • Snow play

  • Ice tubing

  • Blizzard bumpers

  • Rides and games

  • Ice skating

  • North Pole Journey and experience

  • Live entertainment from popular tribute bands featuring a twist on Taylor and a 24K Bruno Mars tribute.

  • Seasonal food and drinks

  • Dozens of photo opportunities and more.


December 31, 2023

3 sessions to choose from

Fountain Valley Skate

9105 Recreation Circle, Fountain Valley, CA


Ring in 2023 at Fountain Valley Skate in Fountain Valley! Enjoy a full night family-friendly fun on the skate rink. $20 per person, $7 skate rental. Plus get ready to watch the ball drop at midnight!


December 31, 2023

4pm & 9pm (two times!)

Irvine Spectrum Center

661 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA


Bottles popping! People cheering! Power Cards tapping! New Years Eve at Dave & Buster’s is more than just a good time — it’s the ultimate way to kick off a year of FUN! Grab tickets for your whole crew and stop by for an exclusive New Year’s event at D&B — a jam-packed night of unlimited video game play, top tier entertainment & yes, lots & lots of toasts! Cheers!


December 31, 2023

Noon - 6pm

Hangar 24 Orange County

17877 Von Karman Ave, #110, Irvine, CA


Family Friendly NYE Fun! The Gumball's performing from 1-5pm. Bounce house, inflatable slide and games. Plus face painting and balloon artist!



noon years eve

December 31, 2023

10am - 4pm

Pretend City

29 Hubble, Irvine, CA


5..4..3..2..1..HAPPY NOON YEAR! Join us for our annual New Year’s Celebration in the middle of the day! We will celebrate the new year at different times throughout the day as the sun travels across the different time zones! There will be a confetti countdown 4 different times to celebrate the new year in Bangladesh, Dubai, Athens, and London, as it turns to midnight in these different cities! We will also have New Year’s activities and art for our little ones to enjoy! 

3 Countdown Celebrations:

  • 9:30am (Member’s Only Countdown)

  • 12pm

  • 3pm


December 31, 2023

8pm - 1am

Holiday Skate

175 N. Wayfield, Orange, CA


Ring in 2024 at Holiday Skate in Orange! Enjoy a full night of family-friendly fun on the skate rink. Price include skates, skate time, pizza, hats, horns, contests, prizes and giveaways. Plus get ready to watch the ball drop at midnight!


December 31, 2023

4pm & 9pm (two times!)

Irvine Spectrum Center

661 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA

Bottles popping! People cheering! Power Cards tapping! New Years Eve at Dave & Buster’s is more than just a good time — it’s the ultimate way to kick off a year of FUN! Grab tickets for your whole crew and stop by for an exclusive New Year’s event at D&B — a jam-packed night of unlimited video game play, top tier entertainment & yes, lots & lots of toasts! Cheers!




December 31, 2023

10am - 7pm

LEGOLAND California

One LEGOLAND Drive, Carlsbad, CA


"Midnight" comes early for families at LEGOLAND California Resort, celebrating the New Year together without missing their bedtimes. LEGOLAND California creates fun for the entire family at San Diego's largest Kids' New Year's Eve Party!



Join in the festivities and celebrate the New Year early with rides, activities, and a whole lot of fun. Celebrate with an early fireworks display illuminating the sky and welcoming in 2023.




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