Kid-Friendy New Year’s Eve Events in the Omaha Area

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2018 is almost over and you may be starting to think about how you want to celebrate. New Year’s Eve is usually all about partying the night away with great food, drinks and music — which aren’t always the most family-friendly activities.

We’ve compiled some of the kid-friendly New Year’s Eve events in Omaha that we’re most excited about this year, so that you can ring in the new year alongside your kiddos! From Noon Year’s Eve parties to firework celebrations, here you’ll find fantastic festivities for the whole family!

Noon Year’s Eve at the Library

Where: Omaha Public Library – Saddlebrook Branch

When: December 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Saddlebrook Library is celebrating the new year with a free event that offers fun for the whole family! The festivities, which include fun inflatables, activities, crafts and more, begin at 10:30 a.m. The balloon drop happens at noon to welcome 2019.


Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

Where: The Durham Museum

When: December 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

New Years Eve Omaha Kids

Photo courtesy of The Durham Museum

3-2-1, Happy New Year! Ring in the noon year while wearing handmade party hats, enjoying the celebratory bubble wrap stomp and watching the spectacular balloon drop at noon. Listen to live music by Dino O’Dell and the T-Rex All-Stars and participate in craft activities! Members will receive an expedited entry so you don’t have to wait in line.


Noon Year’s Eve Party

Where: Omaha Public Library – Millard Branch

When: December 31, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Is there a better way to celebrate the new year than with books, songs and snacks? At the Millard branch of the Omaha Public Library this year, they’ll be hosting a special party just for kids (and chaperones too!). Come out and sing, dance, eat snacks and make party hats! Registration is required.  


Noon Year’s Eve at the Omaha Zoo

Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

When: December 31, 11:55 p.m.-1 p.m.

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Ring in 2019 amongst hundreds of exotic animals! Have a wild time with entertainment from Joe Cole’s Magic Show, music and an early countdown to the new year complete with a beach ball drop at noon.


Bubbly New Year’s Eve Party

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum

When: December 31, 5-8 p.m.

Celebrate the new year without having to stay up too late! This year the Omaha Children’s Museum will be ringing in 2019 with bubbles! Enjoy activities like DIY bubble wands, bubble painting and the Bubble Science Show. You’ll even be able to spend time with a real-life mermaid! The night will end with a bubble wrap stomp, sparkling apple juice toast and a fizzy countdown.


New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular

Where: Gene Leahy Mall, 14th and Farnam

When: December 31, 7 p.m.

NYE Omaha Fireworks

Photo courtesy of the Omaha Holiday Lights Festival

Come out and enjoy the last event of the Holiday Lights Festival this year. Arrive early so you can get a good seat and tune in to STAR 104.5 while you watch a spectacular firework show choreographed to iconic 60’s music. This is a perfect way to say goodbye to 2018!


New Year’s Eve at the Sheraton Omaha Hotel

Where: Sheraton Omaha Hotel

When: December 31, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Experience a night full of fun, dance, good food and good times at the Sheraton Omaha Hotel! Featuring a live Arabic Band from Las Vegas, an executive dinner buffet, special kids buffet, cash bar, kids activities and more! The Sheraton will also be offering a lower group rate for the night if you decide to stay at the hotel with your family and friends!


Have a Happy New Year!

From all of us at NP Dodge Real Estate — have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve!

NP Dodge

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