Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events | Charlottesville Area Moms

Are you looking for a family-friendly event to ring in 2020? Check out these fun events and they don’t require keeping your little ones up until midnight!


Northside Library: Noon Year’s Eve Family Dance Party
11:15 AM- 12 PM
Put on your dancing shoes and ring in the new year a little early with a fun family dance party! Music and snacks will be provided at this all-ages event.

Central Library: Countdown to Happy Noon Year! * SIGN UP
11 AM- 12 PM
Come and celebrate the New Year early at our Noon Year’s Eve Party! Games, crafts, dancing, and a balloon drop to ring in the new year at the stroke of 12 — PM, that is! Ages 11-18. For more information contact [email protected]

Northside Library: Noon Year’s Eve Smash
11 AM- 12 PM
We’re breaking out the Nintendo Switch and all the snacks. Celebrate New Years early by steamrolling your opponents in Smash, or go retro with our fine collection of boardgames. Ages 11-18.

Random Row Brewing Company:Family Friendly NYE 2019 at Random Row!
Join us as we celebrate the New Year (a bit early)! We will be screening the live London New Year’s countdown with party favors for the kids and a balloon drop at 7pm so you have time to get the little ones back home and in bed. All you can eat buffet provided by BBQ Exchange and Wayside Chicken. Dinner will be served from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Kids 5 and under eat free! New this year with heated enclosed tent for additional space!

First Night Virginia 2020: 38th annual festival of the arts with many family-friendly activities on and around the historic Downtown Mall.

The Hive: New Years Eve Crafty Ball Drop Party!
10 AM – 3:30 PM
Join us in celebrating the beginning of a new year! With a free mini-craft, fun noise maker crafts & a unique and crafty ball drop at 2 pm!

FIREFLY Charlottesville: Family Night New Year’s Eve at FIREFLY
5-9 PM
Looking for food, fun, memory-making, and a reasonable bedtime on New Years Eve? Celebrate with Firefly Restaurant and Arcade! Ticketed Family night includes buffet, raffle, and photo booth opportunity. Night concludes with a sparkling cider toast and “pinata” ball drop at 9pm. Dress to impress! Tickets: Kids 12 & under: $10, Teens & Adults: $14.
Tax and gratuity not included. Pay at the door or in advance by calling: 434-202-1050.

Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery: Kid’s New Years Party at Three Notch’d
New year, same great beer! Bring the family out to ring in the New Year with your Three Notch’d family. Join us on New Year’s Eve for food, drinks, and fun activities for the kids. We’ll have two Kid’s New Years balloon drops- one at 2PM and one at 6PM! No tickets necessary – this is a free event. Email [email protected] to reserve a table today!

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