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There’s no shortage of ways to ring in the new year in Fort Worth, Arlington, and around Tarrant County.

This section has details on all the best kid-friendly celebrations and events. Also, check back often as events are added throughout the season.

And be sure to view our entire guide to help you find tree farms, light displays, and more! This year we feature new categories: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years happenings! So visit those sections for holiday-specific events in those categories.

For EVEN MORE festivities around the metroplex, visit our local guides for the Dallas and Collin County areas.

December 28

New Years Crafts!
Pleasant Grove Branch Library :: Dallas

Head to classrooms A and B for this celebratory crafting session, designed for the whole family.


New Year New Vision Board
Lakewood Branch Library :: Dallas

Make your way to the auditorium to put your goals, hopes, and dreams on paper. Show your kids how to manifest anything they want out of 2024. Designed for ages six to eleven.

December 29

Holiday Craft: Ojos De Dios
Pleasant Grove Branch Library :: Dallas

Discover the art of crafting Ojos de Dios with special guest, Cara Mia Theatre! These traditional creations are believed to offer protection and bring good luck as we enter the new year.


Night Before New Year’s
Audelia Branch Library Auditorium :: Dallas

Head to this Dallas Branch Library as they read Natasha Wing’s The Night Before New Year’s. Craft time to follow. Designed for kids in kindergarten through second grade.


Noon Year’s Eve
Lewisville Public Library :: Lewisville

Everyone is invited to the library for dancing, music, and a balloon drop to celebrate the noon countdown! No tickets or registration required.


Park Forest New Year’s Eve Party
Park Forest Branch Library Auditorium :: Dallas

Embark on a journey to the stunning landscapes of Vietnam. Savor its flavors, explore its sights, and immerse yourself in its captivating sounds. Celebrate the New Year early with some sparkling (non-alcoholic) beverages and festive music!

December 30

Noon Year’s Eve
Haltom City Public Library :: Haltom City

For parents with young kids who won’t stay up till midnight on New Year’s Eve, there’s a fun alternative – a countdown till noon! Join in for crafts, snacks, party blowers, and a super cool balloon drop at noon. Registration is required.

Noon Year’s Eve
North Oak Cliff Branch Library :: Dallas

Another event for little ones who can’t stay up until midnight, head to the library for a countdown, balloon drop, and even a sparkling apple cider toast at noon! 

December 31

2024 Day 1 DFW
The Irving Convention Center :: Irving

In its ninth year, this event brings families together on New Year’s Day, supporting Vogel’s mission to assist homeless children and families. 


Epic Family New Year
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark :: Grand Prairie

This New Year’s celebration is a 12-hour, nonstop event featuring raffles, duck races, activities, and entertainment for the whole family.


Jazzberry Jammin’ New Year’s Eve
Crayola Experience :: Plano

Head to Willowbend Mall to ring in 2024, and still be in bed before midnight. This event features confetti countdowns, dance parties, character appearances, festive crafts, and more.


Lone Star NYE 2024
Reunion Tower :: Dallas

Have yourself a night-owl kiddo? Head to Downtown Dallas for a New Year’s Eve experience like no other. Your youngster will never forget it!


New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
Downtown :: Forney

It’s back! Head to downtown Forney for this annual NYE celebration featuring live music, food trucks, and drinks to ring in 2024. Just be sure to leave your pets and coolers at home, per event rules.


Noon Year’s Eve
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History :: Fort Worth

Celebrate the arrival of 2024 with party poppers and New Year’s traditions at the museum. Learn about resolutions and craft your own while enjoying a confetti drop in the atrium at noon.


Noon Year’s Party Animal Painting
Painting with a Twist :: Bedford

Unwind, enjoy, and leave with a fresh artwork to kick off the new year. Feel free to bring your own snacks, and make sure to secure your seat in advance.


Zoo Year’s Eve
Fort Worth Zoo :: Fort Worth

Parents, enjoy a night out! Drop the kids off at the zoo for a New Year’s Eve overnight, including  pizza, snacks, and breakfast.

January 6

Noon Year’s Eve
East Regional Library :: Fort Worth

Celebrate the New Year with family-friendly activities at the library. Feel free to get festive by wearing pajamas, 2024 glasses, and beads!


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