New Year’s Eve Celebrations: Family-Friendly + Local


Ringing in the New Year doesn’t require staying up until midnight. You can find a wide variety of family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations all across the St. Louis area! There’s something for everyone!


Noontime New Year’s Eve at the Magic House

Ring in 2024 in style and you’ll still be in bed early! Enjoy a day of play at the Magic House on New Year’s Eve and enjoy new years themed arts crafts, a dj dance party and festive photo opps!


families swimming in the indoor pool at The Lodge Des Peres in Des Peres, MO

New Year’s Eve at Noon in The Lodge Pool

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with your entire family at The Lodge Indoor Pool! Guests will participate in traditional New Year’s Eve festivities including a countdown to noon with a gigantic beach ball drop! Enjoy swimming in the wave pool, the indoor slide, music, dancing and a NYE-themed backdrop to snap some fun photos! All youth guests will take home a beach ball! The Lodge Café will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 12/27 FOR EACH PERSON ATTENDING. This event will sell out – register early!


Noon Year’s Eve Missouri History Museum

Noon Year’s Eve at the Missouri History Museum is back again with a family celebration featuring a balloon drop when the clock strikes noon! Rock out to live music in the Grand Hall, make some crafts before the new year begins, explore the galleries with a numbers scavenger hunt, and join us for a special, supersized New Year–themed story time where we will learn about food traditions like Hoppin’ John, las doce uvas de la suerte (the 12 grapes of luck), and Lunar New Year dumplings.



New Year’s Eve Workshop at Yucandu Art Studio

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with art & craft projects followed by a countdown to the Stomping of the Bubble Wrap. Bring sack lunch. *Pre-registration required. All sales final. Cancellations receive take-home kits.

New Year’s at Noon at Edwardsville Children’s Museum

  • Cost: Members: $10, Non-members: $12

Can’t stay up ‘til midnight? We’ve got you covered! Put on your fanciest party clothes and join us for a New Year’s party complete with crafts and a balloon drop at noon. Don’t miss this family tradition as you ring in the New Year! Tickets needed for children only:


New Year’s Eve Party Korte Rec Center

End 2023 with a SPLASH! Beach Ball & Rubber Duck Drop with a 10 second countdown at 3pm from the slides.   Water Volleyball & Water Basketball in the lap lane area and specialty concession items for sale.

No-Preregistration Required.


Winterfest at the Arch New Year’s Eve ‘NEON NIGHTS’ Celebration

Our New Year’s Eve “Neon Nights” celebration is a family-friendly way to ring in the new year! Enjoy a DJ, fire dancers, princesses and superheroes, party favors, and a deluxe photo experience, topped off by a fireworks spectacular with monumental Arch views! Fireworks start at 8 pm.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Mississippi

  • When: Sunday, December 31, 2023, 10:00 pm
  • Location: Market & Water St. Grafton, Illinois 62037
  • Cost: Free
Ring in the New Year in beautiful Grafton! Enjoy Fireworks at Lighthouse park! View spectacular light displays over the Mississippi River while you dine at downtown restaurants or during your stay at guesthouses along the river. Head to The Loading Dock or Aerie’s winery for festive celebrations!


The Fountain on Locust: Swinging Soirees

There’s simply no better place to ring in the New Year in St. Louis then The Fountain on Locust. Last year’s New Year’s Eve parties were a sell out hit, so this year they’re going even BIGGER with 3 different events on New Year’s Eve!

Check out their Swinging Soirees, Noon Years Eve, and Flights of Fancy events!



New Year’s Eve Celebration: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Celebrate 2023 in style at the SLSO’s annual bash—the New Year’s Eve concert. Revel in musical selections with Norman Huynh, a favorite of St. Louis audiences known for his humor and high spirits. What are we playing? It’s a surprise you’ll have to hear for yourself! 


New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

This popular dinner cruise is remixed for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy live music, a chef-curated, plated dinner featuring chicken & steak with a shrimp kabob and a champagne toast to ring in the new year.


Kokomo Joe’s New Year’s Eve Event

Celebrate the New Year at Kokomo Joe’s! Enjoy a family-friendly event to ring in 2023. All ages welcome! Admission includes:

  • 4 Hours of All You Can Play Activities, $5 Game Card
  • Countdown, Balloon Drop, & Toast, Party Hats & Noisemakers
  • Buffet (Gluten Free options available), Unlimited soft drinks, Desserts, Alcoholic beverages available at additional fees, KJ Souvenir Cup


Noon Year’s Eve at Sweet and Sassy

  • When: December 31, 2023, Timing varies by appointment
  • Location: West County Mall, Lower Level, Des Peres, MO 63131
  • Cost: $30

What can beat celebrating the new year with a countdown to noon and a makeover? The makeover includes: 

  • Party Up-do with colored hair extension
  • Glittery Make-up Application
  • Just a Polish
  • Take home party hat and blower 
  • Stage countdown to noon
  • Dancing to your favorite jams 


New Year’s Eve in the City

2024 is almost here! Join City Museum for the ultimate Family New Year’s Eve Party! A night of fun and festivities guaranteed to create memories for the whole family. Festivities include:

  • Dance party featuring TKO DJ live on the Mezzanine
  • Pinatas and crafts in the Vault Room (while supplies last)
  • Family bingo in the Vault Room
  • Balloon drop at 8pm which can be seen from the first floor, second floor, and third floor!

This event is part of Weirdly Wonderful Holidays and is included with General Admission or a Member pass. No special ticket or reservation required!