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Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Events In + Around Genesee County

The New Year is just days away, do you have your New Year’s Eve plans set? If you’re looking for some family friendly fun In + Around Genesee County, we’ve got you covered! Whether you’d like to do something during the day with your kiddos {and save the sitter for the evening!}, or you’re looking to spend the entire day & evening with your family, our list of events offers a wide variety of family fun to be had and shared! Get ready to have some fun & make some amazing memories!

Cherry Hill Lanes North 29th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration
Location: 6697 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston, MI 48346, 248-625-5011
Time: 1 – 3 pm or 4 – 6 pm
Cost: $50/5 people {includes bowling, pizza, pop and shoe rental}
Known for family friendly entertainment, Cherry Hill Lanes North is hosting two New Year’s party options! Grab your friends and family members, and join the fun! Please pre-register.

Mt. Holly Family New Years Eve Celebration
Location: 13536 Dixie Hwy., Holly, Michigan, 48442, 248-634-8269
Time: 9 am – 5:30 pm, skiing or snowboarding, 8:30 pm – 12:30 am celebration
Cost: Lift tickets $35 {beginner hill} – $44/day
Enjoy a day of skiing or snowboarding, and cap it off with a family NYE celebration at The Canyon Cafe, where a DJ will provide some awesome tunes for dancing the night away! No reservations required, first come first served.
New Year’s Eve All-You-Can-Play Laser Tag at Zap Zone
90 N. Oakland Blvd., Waterford, MI,  248-706-7777
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Cost: $20/person. Please pre-register and pre-pay.
A family friendly way to ring in the New Year! Unlimited play featuring special format laser tag games and a balloon drop at midnight!
Wonderland of Lights at the Potter Park Zoo
Location: 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Cost: $7/adults, $5/kids ages 3-16, FREE, kids under 3
Just a short drive away, enjoy the last day of this spectacular exhibit! Thousands of lights create extraordinary animal exhibits and holiday displays at the 22nd annual Wonderland of Lights. There will be cookies, crafts and animal encounters for the kids to enjoy!

New Year’s Eve at Urban Air Trampoline
Location: 925 N. Lapeer Rd, Oxford Charter Township, 48371, 248-850-1077
Time: 6 pm – 1:30 am
Cost: $39.99/person {unlimited All-Access Pass}, babysitters are free
Kids have all access to this huge trampoline park. Join the fun – a DJ, photo booth {from 6:00-9:00pm}, magician {performing from 6:30-9:30pm}, and a sparkling cider toast at Midnight. Food and unlimited pop available as well.

Fort Clarkston New Year’s Eve Party
Location: 7127 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston , MI 48346, 248-297-5453
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
$12/child {through 18 years}, infants are free
New Year’s Masquerade Party! Masks are optional. Enjoy a DJ and dancing and an early Balloon Drop at 8 pm. The cafe and bar will both be open for food and drinks. There will be special fizzy drinks for the kids, and a time capsule project.

Open Skate at Lakeland Ice Arena
Location: 7330 Highland Rd., Waterford, MI 48327, 248-666-1911
Time: 3:15 – 4:45 pm
Cost: $4/person, skate rental $3/person
A great spot to spend an afternoon ice skating with family and friends! Enjoy a hot chocolate and a snack after working up an appetite on the rink.

New Years Jump N Jam at Pump It Up
Location: 1720 Opdyke Court, Auburn Hills, MI 248-375-1100
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $15/child, reservation and pre-pay required
Special Kid’s New Years’ Jump N Jam! Admission includes; Pizza, drinks, drawings, lots of jumping, and a Kids ONLY Count Down at 7 pm!

Classic Lanes New Year’s Party
2145 Avon Industrial Dr Rochester Hills, MI 48309, 248-852-9100
Time: 3 pm – 2 am
Cost: $59.95/6 {afternoon}, $69.95 {early evening}, $79.95 {late night countdown}
Choose from 3 party times – afternoon, early evening, or late nite countdown party! Each party includes all you can bowl, rock and bowl for up to 6 guests, shoes, 1 large pizza, 1 pitcher of soft drink, party favors, door prizes, giveaways, chances to win prizes and more! Please pre-register.

Mt. Brighton Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Location: 4141 Bauer Rd., Brighton, MI. 48116, 810-229-9581
5 pm, doors open
Cost: FREE entrance
A family-friendly New Year’s Eve Extravaganza – DJ and dancing, a fireworks show, photo booth, plus food and drink specials throughout the night! Skiing & Snowboarding until 9:30 pm, Fireworks/Torchlite Parade at 10:00pm, and dancing until midnight!

Treetops Resort New Year’s Eve Family Party
3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord, MI 49735, 588-703-5285
8 pm – 12:30 pm
Cost: $20/adult, $15 {ages 13-20}, $10 {ages 6-12}, Free {age 5 & under}
It’s not too late to take a little family road trip! Enjoy some dancing with DJ Chris Scheer, make some fun memories at the photo booth, enjoy late night hors d’oeuvres like Treetops wings, fresh veggies & dip, french bread pizzas & brownies. Non-alcoholic beverages like water, fruit punch, and assorted sodas are also included. The evening ends with a firework display at midnight!

Torchlight Parade at Nub’s Nob
Location: 500 Nub’s Nob Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, 231-526-2131
Time: 6 pm
Cost: FREE
If you’re up for a family road trip, or happen to be Up North already check out this FREE event! The Nub’s Nob Ski Patrol and the Winter Sports School skiers will make two runs down Smokey with flares in hand creating a beautiful light display. This is a great family event especially for little ones who might not be able to stay up until midnight!

Know of an event that didn’t make our list? Please let us know, and we’d be happy to add it to our family fun activities!









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