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2021 to 2022 Family-Friendly New Year Celebrations in Hampton Roads!

Family Friendly New Year's Celebrations in Hampton Roads Virginia

2022 is FINALLY coming fast!

Here are some local family-friendly events in Hampton Roads where the kids can help celebrate the New Year. Noonday celebrations, balloon drops, countdowns, overnights, and more!

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Not Quite Noon Year’s Eve Story Time at Portsmouth Library (Portsmouth)
Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 10:30am
Location: Portsmouth Main Library, 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Description: Join us at Main Library for a special 10:30 am Not Quite Noon Year’s Eve Story Time on December 28th! Children ages birth to 5 are invited to celebrate with a festive story time, followed by crafts, games, and a balloon drop!


Thursday, December 30, 2021

Noon Year’s Eve at North Suffolk Library (Suffolk)
Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 11am
Location: North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, Suffolk, VA 23435
Description: Celebrate the New Year a little early with a countdown, balloon drop, crafts, snacks, dancing, and more! The party will start at 11:00am and we will ring in the New Year at Noon! Registration required for each participating child. Ages 0-8


Friday, December 31, 2021

Countdown To Noon (Portsmouth)
Date: Friday, December 31, 2021 from 9am-12pm
Location: Children’s Museum Mall, 221 High Street, Portsmouth VA
Description: Celebrate the New Year with a noon glittery ball drop! Families can enjoy kids New Year’s festivities and activities on the Children’s Museum Mall before bedtime! Free.

New Years Party at Kidcreate Newport News
Where: Kidcreate Art Studio 12715 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA 23606
When: December 31, 2021. Two sessions: 9am-12pm and 1-4pm
Cost: $38
Description: Ages 3-9. You deserve a break from your crazy holiday schedule! Send your young artist to Kidcreate to make all they will need for a fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration. We will create noisemakers, party poppers, and New Year’s Eve hats. What a fun way to ring in the New Year!

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at The Virginia Living Museum (Newport News)
Date: Friday, December 31, 2021 from 9am – 5pm
Location: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA
Description: Ring in the Noon Year 2022 at the Virginia Living Museum! Join us for countdown science demonstrations. Enjoy activities, crafts, and fun throughout the day. At 10am, 12pm and 2pm there will be countdowns with science demos, and other assorted experiments until 3pm. See animal enrichments throughout the day, and learn about some of the New Year’s resolutions our animals are making!
Cost: Activity included in museum admission. This event is expected to sell out. We request all attendees, member and non-member, to purchase admission tickets ahead of time. If the time you are looking for is not available, please choose the next closest time ticket.

NOON Years Eve Celebration (Virginia Beach)
Date: Friday, December 31, 2021 from 11:30am – 1pm
Location: My Gym Virginia Beach, 1554 Laskin Road #118, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: Join your My Gym staff for a Noon Years Eve celebration filled with Games, Relays, Adventures and MORE! Plus a special count down at NOON to ring in the new year!
Cost: $25/child ($5/sibling discount)

Family & Kids New Years Eve Pizza Party (Virginia Beach)
Date: Friday, December 31, 2021 from 1-4pm or 5-8pm
Location: Pinboy’s at the Beach, 1577 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: Family parties include – 1 Large Pizza + “3 HOURS UNLIMITED BOWLING” + Free Shoes + Party Favors + Prizes + New Year’s Toast
Cost: $104.95/lane.  Maximum 6 guests per lane.

New Year’s Eve Family Fun Socially Distant Celebration with Live Oceanview Music! (Virginia Beach)
Date: Friday, December 31, 2021 beginning at 3pm
Location: Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, 3900 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: “Check Out” of 2021 and “Check Inn” to 2022 at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach for New Year’s Eve! Celebrate under the stars all while social distancing in your guest room or on your private balcony! Your room will overlook the center courtyard and pool deck where you can start the evening off with family friendly movies on the LED Billboard Screen and then dance the night away with the sounds of Later That Night and watch the ball drop in Times Square on the big screen! What better way to ring in the New Year for couples and families! Happy New Year from Team Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach!
Cost: Packages from $269.

Dave & Buster’s Family New Year’s Eve 2022 (Virginia Beach)
Date: Friday, December 31, 2021 from 5-8pm
Location: Dave & Busters Virginia Beach, 701 Lynnhaven Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Description: The New Year’s Event will be hosted at Dave & Buster’s Virginia Beach, VA. As a guest of the Family New Year’s Event, you will have access to the event space, as well as our Million Dollar Midway, packed to the rafters with games and simulators! This is a fluid event where you can eat, drink and play on your own from 5pm-8pm! No agenda- just FUN! There is no reserved seating for dining as you can eat whenever dining is available.
Cost: $47.36 includes tax and gratuity – An appetizer buffet with family favorites – Dessert – Unlimited soft drinks – $20 Power Card per guest – Unlimited Video Game Play – A video ball drop to ring in the New Year (tickets required for anyone over the age of 5)

Last Night on the Town (Virginia Beach)
Date: Friday, December 31, 2021 beginning at 6pm
Location: Town Center of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: Ring in 2022 at Virginia Beach’s signature NYE event – “Last Night On The Town”! Make dinner reservations at your favorite Town Center restaurant, then party the night away with us. From 6PM – 9 PM, enjoy family-friendly entertainment in the Fountain Plaza. Dance on an illuminated floor, enjoy stilt walkers, LED hoop artists, jugglers and more! Slide over to Town Center’s own “Countdown Square Stage” on Columbus Street at 9 PM. “WHOAH!” will perform from 9:15 PM – 10:30 PM on the Main Stage. The region’s premier 80’s band “The Deloreans” will take the stage at 10:45 PM. Stay for the (beach) ball drop – as we’ll countdown to midnight Virginia Beach style.

P&G Kids Countdown to 2022 Party (Portsmouth)
Date: Friday, December 31, 2021 – Saturday, January 1, 2022 from 7pm to 1am, or 7pm to 9am
Location: Peace & Grind Wellness And Business Center 313 High Street Portsmouth
Description: Kids enjoy New Year celebrations just as much as adults, if not more Drop the kiddies off to enjoy some kid-friendly partying with friends. Activities include: Board games, Tik Tok challenges, Roblox/Minecraft, Relay races and more. We’re partying till they pass out from fun. We will have pizza, snacks and sparkling cider and mocktails as we watch the ball drop. Parents have two options 7pm-1am or 7pm-9am. Overnighters are expected to bring sleeping bag (or equivalent) and a LABELED bag for their belongings.

New Years Eve 2021 All Night Bash! at My Gym (Virginia Beach)
Date: Friday December 31st. 7pm-7am. PROMPT pick up at 7am please.
Location: My Gym Virginia Beach – 1554 Laskin Road Virginia Beach, VA
Description: An all night PNO to provide a safe and fun place for your child while you enjoy your New Years Eve. Who: Kiddos ages 2.5-12yrs old. Children will be grouped by age. Cost: $120/child. Games, relays, songs & dances, puppet shows and crafts! So many fun activities for your little ones to enjoy while YOU enjoy your night out 🙂 We will have snacks, drinks and a breakfast treat that morning. Please bring a REFILLABLE water bottle. Children will enjoy play time in the gym with a toast at midnight and then lights out! Mats and sleeping areas will be provided. Please bring blanket and any comfort item your child may need. Quiet area will be available for those who do not make it to midnight 🙂 **STAFF WILL REMAIN AWAKE AND ALERT TO WATCH OVER YOUR LITTLE ONES** OUR HILLTOP PLAZA IS MONITORED AND PATROLLED AT NIGHT. RSVP in advance. No walk ins or drop ins allowed.


Saturday, January 1, 2022

First Day Hikes at Virginia State Parks (Virginia Beach, Williamsburg)
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: All Virginia State Parks
Description: Free admission and parking in honor of the first day of 2022. Special programing is available.

New Year’s Day Family Game Show (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 7pm
Location: Family Fun Xperience, 206 16th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: Start with something FUN to do in 2022! The New Year’s Day Family Game Show.
Come experience a unique brand of fun with games and more interactive audience experiences in a relaxed and family-friendly (no kids required) indoor theater in the heart of the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront. (Looking for a New Year’s Eve date night? Check out our couple’s only NYE dinner and show.) Live interactive games to ring in the new year with the whole audience, fun challenges, trivia, family feuds, and more – if you’ve played along with Jackbox Games, Game On, Ellen’s Games, Wipeout, Minute to Win It, Amazing Race, or Whose Line is it Anyway – you will find something incredible here for your friends, family, co-workers, or whomever you want to hang out with for a night of fun!
Event ticket includes:
– All games and challenges
– Prizes and surprises
– General admission to our comfortable couch seating
– Concessions area with affordable snacks, drinks, and adult libations
– And more!
Get out of the house and experience a new New Year’s tradition – with our own brand of funanigans all year long at FFX!

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