Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Family Events Near Kalamazoo + Ball Drop, Fireworks, Entertainment

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Get Your Noisemaker Ready this New Year’s Eve

“2020” has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?

Whether you stay up until midnight or throw a Noon Year’s-Eve style party, make it a memorable occasion with the family. We’ve found a number of events happening during the day to close out 2019 and welcome in 2020.

If you are looking to get out of the house for a bit, scroll down to see the list of attractions and places open on New Year’s Eve.

We advise that you call and confirm details as advance reservations are required for many events.

New Year's Eve near Kalamazoo

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Near Kalamazoo

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What’s Open on New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve falls on a Tuesday this year. Here’s what’s open, along with special hours noted.

AMC Portage Street 10|  Regular Hours

Airway Fun Center | 9:00 AM – 1:30 AM

Air Zoo| Regular Hours

Allegan Event | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

This is a Bookstore & Bookbug | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Celebration Cinema| Regular Hours

Climb Kalamazoo| 10:00 AM-10:00 PM

Crossroads Mall| 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Gilmore Car Museum| Regular Hours

Glitch Gaming Lounge | noon – 9:00 PM

GQT Kalamazoo 10| Regular Hours

Jungle Joe’s Family Fun Center | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kalamazoo Nature Center| Regular Hours

Kalamazoo Valley Museum | Regular Hours

Revel & Roll West | 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Rollerworld | Open Skate 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sky Zone | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Fun at Home on New Year’s Eve

Sometimes the best party is an evening right at home in comfy pajamas. Here are a few ideas for New Year’s Eve Family Fun around the house:

  • Make Individual Year’s Resolution list. Reread old resolutions, talk about what was achieved and reflect on the year.
  • Have a Dance Party. Play music, add a glow bracelet and necklace and dance the night away.
  • Play Family Game Night with Board Games, Puzzles, or a Card Game. Talk about all the best things that happened this year as you play games.
  • Watch a YouTube.com New Year’s Eve Countdown video. Pop Party Poppers, blow party horns, drink apple juice, countdown to the New Year and be in bed by 8:00 PM.

From all of us at KZOOkids.com, we wish you and your family a happy and safe New Year’s Eve.

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Family New Year’s Eve Kit
Comstock Township Library
6130 King Hwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
» December 21-31, 2020 | 10am-6pm
Our family kit will contain confetti cannons, hats, crafts, activity sheets and more! Please use our curbside service for pick up.

Noon Years Eve!
The Little Gym of Kalamazoo
408 W Centre Ave, Suite B, Portage, MI 49024
» December 31, 2020 | 9:30am
Drop the little ones off for a New Years Celebration at The Little Gym! Ages 3-12 (bathroom independent), $30/child for members, $35/child for non members. Sign up online.

Noon Years Eve
Hosted by Parchment Community Library
Virtual Event
» December 31, 2020 | 11:30am
Ring in the New Year at noon instead of midnight and make a fun noisemaker craft!  Designed for children 3-6. Email us at [email protected] for Zoom link and passcode.

CANCELED! New Year’s Eve Skate
Millennium Park
6900 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49024
» December 31, 2020 | 5-9pm
Spend your New Year’s Eve with upbeat music by a local DJ, party lighting after dark and a special countdown at 7 PM to coincide with New Year’s at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, U.K. $5 Open Skate | $3 Skate Rental

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