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New Years Eve Events, Activities & Things to Do

By Barbara Evangelista, Publisher December 21, 2021

We've pulled together some New Years Eve and New Years Day events plus listed all kinds of ideas for celebrating at home, from a balloon countdown to New Years crafts.  Enjoy sparkling cider and champagne and some yummy treats, play games, and share hugs and wishes for a brighter and healthier 2022.


NEW YEAR'S EVE FAMILY ACTIVITIES ~ Local and Regional

🖥️ Noon Year's Eve with Marcos Valles (All ages) ~ register in advance (Virtual, Chelmsford Library)

New Year's Countdown Skate Party at Roller Kingdom, Tyngsboro

Nashoba Valley Ski Area and Tubing Park:  Skiing and tubing on New Year's Eve

Wamesit Lanes:  Book a lane package for 6 people for 2-3 hours on New Years Eve, day or evening

Discovery Museum, Acton:  Noon Year's Eve Party Prep and Pajama Dance Party 10 AM-12 PM

Drive-through light displays:  Various locations through January 2

First Night Andover: Performers and activities from 3 PM to 10 PM, including magic shows, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, fireworks at 7:30 PM, dance, marionettes, juggling and much more

First Night Boston: Acts and performers at various Boston locations, fireworks at 7 PM

New Years Eve Day Party at Funstuf Party Place, Fitchburg: New Years toasts every hour, noisemakers, hats, confetti and jumping fun. 10 AM-4 PM.

Vinkari Safari Indoor Playground for Age 0-7, Woburn: Open 9-4 New Years Eve

Jam Time for age 0-6, Maynard: Open 9-3 New Years Eve

Cowabungas Indoor Inflatable Park for Age 1-12, North Reading: New Years Eve Party 10-4


NEW YEAR'S DAY FAMILY ACTIVITIES ~ Local and Regional

Vinkari Safari Indoor Playground for Age 0-7, 10 Micro Drive, Woburn: Open 9-4 New Years Day

Discovery Museum, Acton:  Open 9-4:30 New Years Day

Nashoba Valley Ski Area and Tubing Park:  Skiing and tubing on New Year's Day 

Drive-through light displays:  Various locations through January 2


NEW YEAR'S CRAFTS, ACTIVITIES & TIPS

Get Organized For the New Year With Our FREE Family Safety Binder

End of Year Questionnaire

New Year's Eve Balloon Countdown

How to Throw an Easy Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Celebration

Start a Memory Jar for the New Year

8 Things To Do For The New Year

Kid-Friendly New Year's Countdown

New Year's Eve Noisemaker

Memory Jar: Document the Year's Special Moments


NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY SNACKS

S’more Treats – No Campfire Required!

Perfect Picnic Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

Snowman Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Snowballs

Cooking with Kids: 5 Easy Football Day Snacks

Cooking with Kids: Mini Corn Dogs

Party Eats: Slow-Cooker Cranberry BBQ Meatballs a Holiday Favorite

Ham & Cheese Party Sandwiches 




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