8 Great places to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Kids in/near Toledo

Whether you are looking to just get out of the house for a couple hours with the kiddos on Dec. 31st, are looking for fun, FREE local Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve festivities, or looking to splurge, here is a list of awesome Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events going on in Toledo & surrounding area.





Noon Year’s Eve at the Toledo Zoo

Location: 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43614

Phone: 419-385-4040

Website: https://www.toledozoo.org/noon-years-eve

Admission/Cost: Zoo Admission is, Adults $17 -Children (2-11) $14 -Seniors (60+) $14 -Under 2 Years FREE (Parking is $7)….Members are FREE (parking is free for Members)

Date/Time: December 31st, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New Year’s Eve is a great time to celebrate all that we’ve done and all that we will do in the coming year. But midnight can come too late for the little ones (and let’s face it, sometimes the not-so-little ones).

That’s why Noon Year’s Eve is such a great family event! Your family can raise a toast to the New Year with some tasty juice, sing a round of “Auld Lang Syne” and watch the ball rise… all at the stroke of noon! There’s even a place where you can make a few ReZOOlutions to be a little greener in the New Year.

Join the fun from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on December 31 and enjoy some of these activities:

  • Watch the ball rise at the stroke of noon
  • Celebrate with an apple juice toast (while supplies last)
  • Race down the Ice Slide in the Amphitheatre & enjoy the Ice Bumper cars (open at 11 am)
  • Enjoy an ice carving demonstration (will begin shortly after 12 pm)
  • Make some cool crafts in the African Lodge




Walleye Drop

Location: N Madison St, Port Clinton, OH 43452

Phone: 419-635-7470

Website: http://wyliewalleyefoundation.com/walleye-drop/schedule-of-events/

Admission: FREE

Date/Time: Dec. 31st 10 a.m. – Varies

Event of Happenings:

Touch a Truck – 2:30PM-4:30PM (FREE-donations appreciated)

Ever wondered what is like to sit in the back of a police car or honk the horn on a fire truck? Now is your chance to find out! (Featuring emergency services, coast guard, armed forces, and various utility vehicles)

Minnow Drop and Kids Activities – 4PM -6:15PM (FREE-donations appreciated)

Location: Knights of Columbus Hall in Downtown Port Clinton

Let the little minnows enjoy the excitement of the day AND get them to bed on time. Join us for a smaller version of the Walleye Drop featuring games, snacks, live entertainment, face painting, balloon animals and a Walleye Drop fit for their smaller size! FREE Entertainment this year provided by: African Wildlife Safari… African Safari Wildlife Park will be bringing some of their favorite animals to visit Wylie Walleye and all his friends at the Minnow Drop this year! Learn about the animals, pet them and even buy a souvenir photo with a Burmese Python!

CLICK LINK, http://wyliewalleyefoundation.com/walleye-drop/schedule-of-events/   for full schedule of events including Fireworks display!!!



2018 Family New Year’s Eve Event at Dave & Buster’s!!

Location: Dave and Buster’s Toledo, 5001 Monroe Street, Dave and Buster’s S50, Toledo, OH, 43623, US

Phone: 419.481.9807

Website: https://dnb.ticketbud.com/toledonye17

Admission: Package 1-$31.57 and Package 2-$39.96 (purchase tickets online…link above)

Date/Time: Dec. 31st 5 -8 PM

Dave & Busters is offering an exciting and FUN way for you & your family to ring in the New Year! We will offer loads of excitement with our New Year’s Eve package which combines all the Food & FUN that guests have grown to love at Dave & Buster’s.

Designed for families, this event will run from 5 -8 PM. Package descriptions are listed below:

Package 1:

– An appetizer buffet with family favorites

– Dessert

– Unlimited soft drinks

– $20 Power Card per guest

– A video ball drop to ring in the New Year


Package 2:

– An appetizer buffet with family favorites

– Dessert

– Unlimited soft drinks

– $25 Power Card per guest

– Unlimited Video Game Play (not available on Package 1)

– A video ball drop to ring in the New Year

The New Year’s Event will be hosted at Dave & Buster’s Toledo. As a guest of the Family New Year’s Event, you will have access to the event space, as well as our Million Dollar Midway, packed to the rafters with games and simulators!

Speaking of awesome gaming options, Unlimited Video Game Play will be added to each guest’s Power Card who purchases Package 2! This option will allow you and your family to play experience All-You-Can-Play FUN of our non-redemption games from 5pm until our Kid Curfew at 11:00pm! Click on link under website for more info and to purchase tickets.


Strike in the New Year at Bowlero!!

Location: Bowlero Lanes of Toledo 4398 Monroe St. Toledo, Ohio 43613

Phone: (419) 473-1257

Website: http://www.bowlerolanestoledo.com/

Admission: $10 early bird $15 at the door (unlimited bowling & shoe rental)

Date/time: Dec. 31st 6pm-9pm


Bring the whole family out! Take advantage of the early bird special, only $10 for unlimited bowling & show rental!! And FYI parents, there is a bar that serves food and adult beverages….and an arcade to occupy kiddos between games!! Also, everyone that comes in gets a spin at the wheel and a chance to win great prizes! You have 2 options for bowling and can begin check in at 5:30. Sign up early for discount and to reserve lanes!



New Year’s Eve Eve Celebration at Imagination Station

Location: 1 Discovery Way Toledo, Ohio 43604

Phone: 419-244-2674

Website: https://www.imaginationstationtoledo.org/visit/events/event/new-years-eve-eve

Admission: FREE with Admission

Date/Time: Dec. 30th 10am-5pm

Celebrate New Year’s Eve early with Imagination Station’s New Year’s Eve EVE Celebration! Ever wonder what’s really going on in your ear when you hear that annoying fly buzzzzzz? Want to drum up some ideas about acoustics? Design and create your very own noisemaker, and discover how sound and acoustics work together to create its festive music! At 2:18pm, make some noise as we ring in the New Year when over 10,000 bouncy balls will drop into the lower atrium!


Rink in the New Year at Ohio Skate!! (Both Locations)

Location: 1370 Conant St Maumee, OH 43537 & 5735 Opportunity Dr. Toledo, OH 43612

Phone: 419.893.4031 (Maumee) 419.476.2808 (Toledo)

Website: http://maumee.ohioskate.com/specials  & http://toledo.ohioskate.com/specials

Admission: $25 early bird and $30 at door

Date/Time: Dec. 31st 2-5:30pm ($6.00) Party starts at 6:30pm-2am ($25 early bird price and $30 at door)

SUNDAY, Dec. 31, 2:00-5:30pm. $6.00 Admission / free skate rental 6:30pm-2:00am New Year’s Eve Party!!! $25.00 Admission includes admission, skate rental, food, party favors, games, & hats & noisemakers for Midnight & door prizes!! (Chance to win a One Year Free Skating Pass to Ohio Skate Toledo & a free pair of skates!)


Fremont Community Rec Center

Location: 600 Saint Joseph Street, Fremont, Ohio 43420

Phone: (419) 334-5906

Website: https://www.facebook.com/FremontRec/

Admission: FREE

Date/time: Dec. 31st noon-2pm (skate 2-4pm)

Downtown Fremont, Terra State Community College, and the Fremont Rec Center have partnered to host a Kids New Years Eve Party! Free games, food, ice skating, and more! Everyone is invited and it is no cost to attend! Hope to see you all there!!

Additional fun spots around town to take the kiddos New Year’s Eve….(have kiddos burn off all that excess energy so that Mom & Dad can an enjoyable New Year’s ;))

Playzone Toledo- https://www.playzonetoledo.com/

Sylvania Playland- http://www.sylvaniaplayland.com/

Skyzone https://www.skyzone.com/toledo/hours-and-calendar

Know of an awesome New Year’s Eve Bash that didn’t make the list? Please share!

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