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Best Family Friendly New Year's Eve Events 2020 For LA Families!


There are so many ways you can celebrate New Year's Eve with your family this year. Some events are geared toward little kids and start earlier in the day so that your little ones can go to bed on their regular bedtime. And some are for older kids who can keep up with you and party till midnight. Any way you celebrate, we recommend planning early for your New Year's Eve.


Family New Year's Eve at LA Zoo

Los Angeles Zoo

5333 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Celebrate the new year in style with express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, buffet dinner with dessert, dancing, live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop, and more.  Festive photos are available courtesy of PRIMs Photo Booth. After the party, families are welcome to enjoy L.A. Zoo Lights until closing. Tickets are $70 for adults, and $45 for children 2-12. Includes express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights,

N.Y.E.L.A. at Grand Park

200 N Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dance your heart out and into 2020 with your family. Grand Park and The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. welcome new beginnings with a countdown on City Hall. Enjoy live music, food and photo booths in one big, beautiful, colorful Angeleno experience to remember! Experience a spectacular interactive countdown featuring 3D digital video mapping on City Hall. (Free)

Annual New Year’s Eve Musical Revue

The Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th St.

Santa Monica, CA 90401


A scrumptious and sumptuous complimentary buffet supper starts off the event, then "on with the show!" as acclaimed Actors' Repertory Theatre brings you a highly entertaining, family-friendly Rudie-DeCarlo musical revue, with prizes, sing-a-long songs, dancing in the aisles, humor, and other delights culled from five decades of Santa Monica Playhouse productions.


Finger-snapping '40s jazz, foot-stompin' country rock, Jewish patter songs, romantic ballads — this show has it all! Add champagne, non-alcoholic sparkling cider, hats, tiaras, leis, noisemakers, and surprises, and you have a not-to-be-missed New Year's Eve celebration.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Burton Chase Park

13650 Mindanao Way

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Ring in 2020 with your family and loved ones at the Marina’s annual fireworks show. Don’t miss the Glow Party, 7 p.m. through midnight, with activities the whole family will enjoy. Watch a live broadcast of the east and west coast countdowns to 2019, plus fireworks at 8:59 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Admission is free, with food for purchase.

New Year's Eve at Medieval Times

7662 Beach Blvd.

Buena Park, CA 90620

Bring in the New Year by traveling back in time for the celebration of the century! Enjoy Two-Hour Tournament, Four-Course Feast, Admission to the Museum of Torture, Midnight Countdown with the Knights of the Realm, Champagne Toast (for adults only), Party Favors, DJ, and Dancing.


Marina Del Rey New Year's Eve Celebration

Burton Chase Park

13650 Mindanao Way

Marina del Rey, CA 90292


Marina del Rey rings in the new year in style, starting with a free family-friendly glow party. Head to Burton Chace Park for a Glow Party from 7 p.m. to midnight, with face painting, DJ music, dancing, and food trucks. Watch live broadcasts of the east and west coast countdowns to the New Year, with fireworks at 8:59 p.m. and again at 11:59 p.m. Admission is free, and food is available for purchase. Parking is $8 at Lot #77 and Lot #4 on Mindanao Way. Register online in advance for free tickets.


Noon Year's Eve at Kidspace

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 N Arroyo Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91103

Midnight is way past bedtime, so celebrate the new year early at Kidspace! Ring in the (almost) new year with live DJ's, party hats, confetti, and more from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Dance till the count down to the stroke of noon! Arrive early to avoid parking and admission line delays. The museum will close at 3:00pm for the holiday.

EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608


Be part of Hollywood’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood’s EVE event this December 31. Fill your day with heart-pounding rides and attractions, then party with music, dancing, photo-ops and a special midnight countdown celebration with fireworks.


New Year's Eve Night Dive

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Ring in 2020 at the New Year’s Eve Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific. It will be a night to remember, with live bands playing in the Great Hall and DJs spinning in the galleries—all curated by the team that brings you Night Dive. This event will include dancing, a cash bar, small-bite appetizers for sale throughout the Aquarium, and a midnight countdown.

New Year's Eve at Disneyland

1313 Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92802

Ring in 2020 with pyrotechnical spectacles that light up the sky-special dual performances at Disneyland Park! Get the latest on all New Year’s Eve festivities across Disneyland Resort-many featuring guest DJs and special musical performers. Fireworks are at 9pm and 12am.

New Year's Eve at Knott's

Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd.

Buena Park, CA 90620

The New Year’s celebration at Knott's Berry Farm features entertaining activities for the whole family including a family friendly comedian, live bands, swing dancing and more. Count down the final moments of 2019 with music, party hats and noisemakers making this night extra special. Firework celebration starts at the stroke of midnight.

New Year's Eve Party at Legoland

1 Legoland Dr.

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Midnight comes early for families at Legoland California Resort, celebrating the New Year together without missing their bedtimes. Legoland re-creates the Times Square ball drop with a giant Lego brick falling 22 feet in the air! Join in the festivities with party hats and special glasses for viewing fireworks. The party concludes just in time for the countdown at 6 p.m. with a fireworks display illuminating the sky and providing a great ending to an amazing year.