Dec 30

Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Grand Forks, ND

The weather tends to play a significant role for families plans on New Year’s Eve. So this year why not make plans that can’t be altered, due to weather?! The following are a few ideas for family-friendly New Year’s Eve parties:




Alerus Center – Bring the family down to the Alerus Center to enjoy music, magicians, face painting, belly dancing, story telling and more! Games Galore, ArtWise & Dakota Science will have activities for the kids. There will be music, blue grass to Country & rock with the Ricks, Penumbra and The Troubadors will be playing until Midnight in the arena. It is an alcohol & smoke free night, stay inside for the concessions. It’s just $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Children 5 and under are free!

Canad Inn – Ring in the New Year while listening to an evening filled with live music as a local band will be performing until the ball drops at midnight.

Lion’s Christmas in the Park – Lions’ Christmas in the Park is open until December 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., with special hours extended to midnight on December 31. The cost is $5 per car, $10 per limousine and $20 per bus. Proceeds are used by the Lions Club to increase contributions to worthwhile charities and projects in the community.

Stay Home and Make Your Own Fun with the Following Ideas…

Watch the ball drop on TV – Several television stations including FOX, NBC, CBS and CNN will be televising the New Year’s Eve events and fireworks. So enjoy the evening watching the ball drop on TV while you’re ringing in the New Year with the following party ideas…


Dress up at home – The childless shouldn’t be the only ones who get to wear something festive. Throw your own party at home – either for just your family or for a few other families you’re close to – and insist everyone dress up, at least a little. Buy some fun NYE party favors, like 2014 glasses and top hats to really get into the spirit of things. Pour the apple juice and sparkling cider as you cheers to a New Year!

Make it an early night – If you have young kids, celebrate early in the evening by watching the East Coast ball drop. Instead of midnight your time, you can celebrate 3 hours earlier with the little ones. Then, you can put them to bed without feeling too guilty and celebrate alone with your spouse.

Make some noise – For a fun night at home, count down the hours to midnight by letting your kids pop a balloon every hour until 12 p.m. Then, once it’s officially 2014, let them bash a pinata full of candy and confetti. For once, the neighbors can’t complain about the ruckus.



You can Play these Games and Make Crafts from the above photos and party ideas by visiting this cute and easy site from Pinterest.

Have a fun and safe New Year’s from Parent Information Center!





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