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New Year's Eve Events for Kids in St. Petersburg

Updated: Dec 26, 2019

A list of kid-friendly New Year's Eve events in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Can’t stay up until midnight? No babysitter? No problem — make ringing in the new year a family affair. Read on for some fun ways to celebrate the start of 2020 with your kids in the St. Petersburg, Florida area.


*All events take place on Tuesday, December 31.


New Year's at Noon at We Rock the Spectrum

Ring in the New Year with We Rock the Spectrum! There will be a countdown and balloon drop at noon followed by an apple juice toast. This event is included in regular Open Play admission; passes are not accepted for special events. 9:00am-2:00pm.


Toddler Tuesday New Years Story Time at Practically Pikasso

Perfect for pint-size painters and their parents -- join Practically Pikasso for Toddler Tuesday Story Time followed by pottery painting. Participants will read Squirrel's New Years Resolution and paint a mini squirrel or snowman. Cost is $8 per painter in advance or $10 per painter for walk-ins.10:00-10:45am.


C&C Hot Chocolate NYE Pop Up

Join local non-profit organization C&C Lemonade Factory for one last event in 2019! Stop by the lemonade stand located at 6312 Dartmouth Ave. N for free hot chocolate and cookies. Donations will be accepted and benefit childhood cancer research and advocacy. 10:00am-1:00pm.


New Year's Eve at Noon at Great Explorations Children's Museum

'Tis the sea-son! Join Great Ex for their annual New Year's Eve at Noon festivities and celebrate the new year "under the sea" at a time both kids and adults can appreciate! Enjoy live entertainment, sea-themed science and crafts, and a balloon drop at 12pm sharp. Cost is $5/member, $15/non-member. 10:00am-2:00pm.


New Year's Juice Box Countdown at Romp n' Roll

Join Romp n' Roll to ring in the new year! There will be a bounce house, themed gym activities, a bubble dance party, and a kid-friendly countdown to noon. Cost is $10/child for members and $15/child for non-members. 10:30am-12:00pm.


New Year's Eve Family Party at AirHeads Adventure Arena

Ring in the New Year with your family and friends at AirHeads! The party includes 2 1/2 hours of attractions, 2 slices of pizza, small fountain drink, party favors and prizes, and a ball drop countdown at 4pm. Advanced tickets are $19.99; cost is $24.99 per person on 12/31. 2:30-5:00pm.


First Night St. Pete 2020

First Night St. Pete is ringing in its 27th Anniversary Celebration of the Arts with NEW exciting performances and grand exhibits in the Interactive Art Park! The schedule of events includes eight hours of music, interactive exhibits, puppetry, aerial arts, fire jugglers, street performers, scavenger hunts, and so much more. Custom artist buttons give entry into 10 venues ranging from musical performances, dance, theatre, comedy, and interactive art installations in the Interactive Art Park. Fireworks will fill the sky at 8pm and again at midnight. Buttons are $12/adult and $5/child (6-12) in advance or $15/adult and $10/child on 12/31. 4:00pm-12:00am.


New Year's Eve Skate at Astro Skate

Come ring in 2020 with Astro Skate for the New Year’s Eve Skate! Kids skate for $10 and parents skate for free (skate rentals extra). 8:00pm-12:30am.

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