Fun Family New Years Eve Activities In/Near Wayne County

By KPass | Featured

Dec 27

Are you looking for a family adventure for this New Year’s Eve?  Below you will find some local and nearby events you might want to try!  From our family at GoWayneCounty.com we wish you a safe and happy New Year’s Celebration, whether you are planning to make your own festivities or try one of these:

Family Friendly New Years Eve Ideas

In Richmond/Wayne County:

Richmond 40 Bowl

Family package: Includes bowling from 6-8 p.m., unlimited buffet of sandwiches, chips, coleslaw and drinks, & party favors.  75.00 per lane for up to six people.  reservations required.

Ball drop at the Indiana State Museum

Near Wayne County:

Family New Years Eve, Sunday, 

Indiana State Museum (Indianapolis)

12/31/17, 6-9 p.m. A family friendly alcohol free celebration!  The party includes face painting, activities and magicians with music.  There will be a balloon drop at 8:00 pm, so little ones can celebrate the new year.   Cost is : Members 9.00, non members 15.00 and kids under 4 are free.  Reservations recommended.  317 232 1637.

Countdown to Noon

Indianapolis Children’s Museum

12/31, 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Music from Zak Morgan, with festive New Years Eve activities.  Countdown between noon and 1 p.m.

Festival of lights at the Cincinnati Zoo will continue during Happy Zoo Year!

Happy Zoo Year.  12/31/17. 5-9 p.m.

Cincincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati OH

Madcap Puppets, meet and greet with Father Time and Baby Zoo Year, and and early countdown with fireworks at 9:00 p.m.  The zoo with be decorated with the Festival of Lights as well.  Regular zoo admission applies.

For those who want to stay up late:

New Years Eve at Fountain Square, Cincinnati OH

New Years Eve Blast at Fountain Square

Cincinnati OH; 12/31/17 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. (fireworks at midnight)

Ice skating, dancing, food games and live music at Fountain Square.  This event is free and open to the public! (ice rink will charge regular fees of admission (6.00) and skate rental (4.00).  myfountainsquare.com

If you would like to share other events in the area, please add in the comments below and on Facebook. 

Have a happy and safe New Year!! 

About the Author

Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.