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Does anybody have to explain to anybody that New York City will be the party capital of America on New Year’s Eve night?

Aside from the Times Square party, there will be a ton of events going on in the New York area for New Years to suit everyone’s taste, from bar crawls to epic club throw downs. But what if you have kids in tow? Well, there will be a plethora of events for them to enjoy as well, and here are the best New Year’s Eve events for families in New York City.

Noon Dance Party and Ball Drop
Dec. 31 @ 10 a.m.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan – 212 W. 83rd St.
New York, NY 10024
(212) 721-1223

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is a wonderful place to take the kids, and on New Year’s Eve, this will be the spot to allow them to ring in the New Year. The Museum will host the Noon Dance Party and Ball Drop, which will be a fun affair in which to allow the kids to party until the crack of noon. If your kids can’t handle the event of Time Square, this will be the place for your kids to be.

The Big Apple Circus
Dec. 31 @ 9:30 a.m.
Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center – 175 W. 62nd St.
New York, NY 10023
(212) 875-5000

There is nothing like taking in a circus, and on New Year’s Eve this will be the show for the entire family will enjoy. The Big Apple Circus will host a New Year’s Eve performance, which will be accompanied with goody bags and champagne for the adults and sparkling cider for the kids to toast in 2017.

New Year’s Eve at Coney Island
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Surf Avenue
New York, NY 11235
No Phone Number

Coney Island has long been one of America’s most iconic beaches, and outside of Times Square, this will be the spot in New York City for New Year’s Eve. The event will have sideshows, music, giveaways and more, and when the clock strikes midnight, fireworks will ring in 2017 like a boss.

New Year’s Eve at Times Square
Dec. 31 @ 4 p.m.
Times Square
New York, NY 10025
No Phone Number

The ultimate family-friendly event in New York City on New Year’s Eve is also one of the best parties on the planet. What more can be said about New Year’s Eve at Times Square that hasn’t already been said? With star performances and the iconic ball drop ringing in 2017, this will be an event that all will enjoy.