As 2018 comes to an end in Austin, most of us are looking forward to a meaningful New Year's Eve celebration. You're certain to ring in the New Year in style when you participate in any of these family-friendly New Year's Eve events in Austin.

Noon Year's Eve Balloon Drop and Bubble Wrap Stomp

You'll have lots to think about and celebrate when you bring the family to the Thinkery Noon Year's Eve Balloon Drop and Bubble Wrap Stomp on December 31 at one of two celebration times: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1- 4 p.m. Each 3 hour party which also includes special music and performances, noisemaker-making, winter crafting, and more exciting activities including the Texas “snowball” arena. You can also do a group toast with a mimosa or kid-friendly mimosa in a champagne flute you hand-crafted yourself!

New Year's Eve Family Barrel Bash

New Year's Eve at Barrel O' Fun is a barrel of laughs, and you don't want the family to miss this family-friendly event in Austin that's appropriate for all ages. Your ticket includes a party hat as well as blinged-out party props, crafts, and karaoke as well as an apple juice for the group toast at 3:30 p.m. The festivities last from 1-4 p.m. on December 31. 

City of Austin's New Year's Celebration

Don't drop the ball on December 31! Bring the family and kids of all ages to the City of Austin's New Year's Celebration to ring in 2019. It's a free event for families of all sizes at Vic Mathias Shores from 3-10:30 p.m. The Shores will be transformed into a New Year's Eve wonderland celebration of music performances, art, food, and more fun than you can imagine, unless you stay to see the fireworks show at 10 p.m. 

You can also enjoy lunch and snacks throughout the event, and be sure to wear your party best as you can pose for pictures at the photo booth. The event requires a ticket purchase, but you may come and go as you like.

With these fun family-friendly New Year's Eve events in Austin, you're certain to end 2018 with memories that will carry you far into next year.

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