It's time to ring in the New Year and celebrate 2023! Having kids means celebrating New Year's a little differently with a family-friendly celebration. To help you have a great New Year's Celebration, we have a list of family-friendly events so you can celebrate a fun New Year's Eve in Pensacola with kids.
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New Year's Eve in Pensacola With Kids
Noon Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop at Crabs
Live entertainment, cider, and more at Crabs on the Beach on Pensacola Beach from 10 am-noon on December 31st.
Midnight Fireworks on Pensacola Beach
At this time there are not any new year fireworks scheduled for Pensacola Beach Boardwalk on Quietwater Beach on the Santa Rosa Sound.
New Year's Eve at Splash City Adventures
Splash City Adventures is open from 12 – 9 pm. Unlimited Go-Carts, Mini-Golf, and Lazer Tag are only $19.99
OOPS! A Broken New Year's Eve Party!
New Year's Eve party at Oops Alley Family Entertainment Center in Pace with live music by the Broken Pines Band, midnight champagne toast (for adults), and a balloon drop!
NOON Year's Eve at Harley Davidson Pensacola
NOON Year's Eve celebration at Harley Davidson Pensacola from 11 am – 2 pm with free champagne cocktails for adults and sparkling grape cocktails for kids, free appetizers, and swag!
NOON Year's Eve at Laguna Beach
NOON Year's Eve at Laguna's Beach Bar and Grill (489 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach) from 11 am – 3 pm. Three-hour park passes that include the ropes course, zip rail, go-karts, clip ‘n climb, bounce house and mini gold, DJ, beach ball drop, and a family toast at high noon.
New Year's Eve on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast With Kids
New Year's Eve at HarborWalk Village in Destin
Free live music from the Shenanigans and the New Royals at 7 and 9:30 pm with a free firework display at 8 pm and a firework display and ball drop over the harbor at the stroke of midnight.
Emerald Coast Church New Year's Eve Carnival
Emerald Coast Church Youth Group (117 Jonquil Ave NW, Fort Walton Beach) and the Navarre First Assembly Youth Group are hosting a New Year's Eve Carnival for middle schoolers and high schoolers. There will be inflatables, carnival food, video games, and more.
Dave & Busters New Year's Eve Party For the Whole Family
A New Year’s celebration for the whole family that includes an appetizer buffet, a video countdown and ginger ale toast at 6 pm, $20 Power Card with 100 chips for redemption games, unlimited video games for non-redemption games at Dave & Busters (15701 LC Hilton Jr Drive, Panama City Beach FL) from 4-7 pm. Tickets are $36.59 per person.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop
Live entertainment from local bands, g a kids' New Year’s Eve beach ball drop with 10,000 beach balls, great fireworks, and the main event a giant LED-lit beach ball drop from the 80-foot Celebration Tower! The fun happens on the streets of Pier Park on Panama City Beach.
Lulu's Noon Year's Eve
Lulu's Destin is having a kid-friendly NYE Celebration from 10 am-2 pm with face painting, kid-friendly fireworks (bubble wrap), a sandcastle building contest, and a beach ball drop at noon.
New Year's Eve on the Alabama Gulf Coast With Kids
Bubble and Beats Party at OWA
Kid-friendly New Years Eve Party perfect for small children is the Bubbles and Beats Party in Downtown OWA! This dance party includes a bubble party, kids crafts, music by DJ Patrick, inflatables, and more from 2-5 pm.
Sparks and Sounds at OWA
Free live music from the Jesse Duncan Duo from 5-7 pm and Ryan Dyer from 7:30-10 pm with a free fireworks show at 8:50 to kick off the new year a little early in Downtown OWA.
New Year's Eve Bushwacker Drop at Tacky Jacks
Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores New Year’s Eve celebration from 6-8 pm with live music, an hors d'oeuvres buffet, party favors, a Bushwacker toast (for adults), and door prices! Tickets are $45 each, call 251-948-8881 for reservations.
Fairhope's New Year's Eve Street Party
The City of Fairhope will be celebrating New Year's in Downtown Fairhope from 8:30 pm-12:30 am with live bands, face painting, and fireworks at midnight.
Kids Confetti Drop at the Wharf
The Wharf in Orange Beach is having its annual Kids Confetti Drop from 10 am-2 pm, with confetti falling all over the streets at noon. There will also be a Poodle Show, a DJ, a reptile encounter, a rock wall, a bounce house, face painting ($10), camel rides ($5), and more. Free admission and parking with some activities ranging from $5-10.
Reelin' In the New Year at the Wharf
Have fun from 5 pm-midnight at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Kids activities, live music by DJ Matt, 4 Barrel Funk, and The Park Band, with a marlin drop and fireworks to ring in the New Year. Free event however kid's activities will cost $5-10.
Lulu's Noon Year's Eve
Lulu's in Gulf Shores is having a kid-friendly NYE Celebration from 10 am-2 pm with face painting, kid-friendly fireworks (bubble wrap), a sandcastle building contest, and a beach ball drop at noon.
New Year's Eve Celebration At Home With Kids
Don't feel like going out and fighting the crowds with young children? You can turn on Netflix for a fun NYE countdown from your child's favorite characters and have a rocking NYE party at home with games, crafts, a time capsule and more!
Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a safe and fun New Year's Eve and a Happy New Year!