Finally, a few options to celebrate the New Year with your kids! I have gathered up the details of some of the hottest places to be this New Years Eve.
Fireworks in Prospect ParkBring in the New Year at Brooklyn’s biggest party! Fireworks, entertainment, and more for kids of all ages…Start the celebrations off around 11 p.m. with entertainment and hot refreshments at Grand Army Plaza. What a beautiful way to bring in the New Year! Best locations for viewing the fireworks include: anywhere in Grand Army Plaza, inside the Park on the West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between grand Army Plaza and 9th Street.Saturday, December 31, 11 p.m.Free, all ages.Moomah’s New Year’s Eve CelebrationRing in the New Year with Moomah!
You will be counting down the hour, on the hour (12pm, 1pm, 2pm), followed by a glow in the dark dance party in Funky Forest! They will also be making noisemakers all day for the big event. Complimentary bubbly for both kids & grown-ups (yes adults, it’s the real thing for you). Happy New Year!212-226-0345www.moomah.comDecember 31, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Black, White and Pink New Year’s Eve at the PlazaRing in the new year with Eloise! This will likely be an unforgettable celebration that begins with dinner in The Palm Court, including a Chef’s candyland display for kids featuring enormous lollipops, gumdrops, a chocolate fountain, sundae bar etc. Next, kids will have fun in the Eloise at the Plaza shop, with games, arts & crafts, and Eloise-themed activities for all ages, followed by a screening of Eloise cartoons and Home Alone 2. End the night back at The Palm Court for yet even more dessert and another hot fudge sundae bar! Deee-licious!
The Plaza Hotel, 768 5th Ave. at Central Park South, NYC.Friday, December 31 starting at 5:30 pm.
Cost: $120 for adults /$85 for kids up to 12-years-old. All ages may attend. Advance reservations required. Call 212.546.5300 to reserve a spot. If you want to spend the night: rates are $995 per night, based on double occupancy and a two-night minimum.
Dave & Buster’s New Year’s Eve Party Great news for the entire family! Moms, dads and kids can come together under one roof to celebrate the most festive night of the year with enough thrills and excitement to please everyone! Minors under 21 are permitted when accompanied and supervised by an adult 25 years of age or older. (MAXIMUM 6 minors per adult.)Fri Dec 31 7pm–1am. 234 W 42nd St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, Subway: N, Q, R, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq. $85, ages 20 and under $75; seated VIP $175, ages 20 and under $165. www.daveandbustersnewyearseve.com
For New Year’s Eve the wax museum will transform into an upscale, 85,000 square foot party spot. Mingle with the hottest celebrities, (wax ones…) and grab some drinks at the open bar (nonalcoholic beverages are available for minors). Also, visit the 4D cinema room! Prices increase as more tickets are sold, so buy as early as you can. Friday, Dec 31 8pm–4am. 234 W 42nd St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (347-612-3520,www.madametussauds.com). $95, under 21 $85. Prices increase as more tickets are sold, so buy as early as you can. Higher-priced VIP packages are available aswell.Ages10 and up.
Why celebrate here on earth when you can celebrate Alien style, at Mars, a galaxy-themed 35,000-square-foot eatery. When you’ve devoured your prey, you can dance and sip on Outer Space drinks at the open bar (nonalcoholic ones are provided for the little humans), munch on hors d’oeuvres and get unlimited arcade access. Ages 10 and up. Fri Dec 31 8pm–4am. 1633 Broadway at 51st St (347-612-3520, www.mars2112.com). $85, under 21 $75. Prices increase as more tickets are sold, so buy as early as you can. Higher-priced VIP packages are available as well.
Dallas BBQ Be super close to the ball drop while eating great buffet barbeque to your hearts content! 5 Hour open bar included! Only 1/2 block from the ball drop!!!• Buffet style food served from 9pm – 11:30pm• DJ spinning throughout the night until 3am 241 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036. Party takes place Saturday, December 31, 2011. 8:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.