Wasn't it just Halloween? Yet here we are, staring at the last scraps of the calendar and making plans to kick off the shiny new year with the littles. You can count down the clock on skis or roller skates, at noon or at midnight, with balloons or beach balls -- the fun-filled, family NYE options are as plentiful as they are memorable.
Scroll down before you make your plans and have a happy, safe and beautiful New Year!
New Year in the Haven
Downtown South Haven
Ring in 2019 in downtown South Haven with music, dancing, ice skating, party favors, crafts, street performers and a midnight beach ball! Younger kids can enjoy a special early celebration at the Center for the Arts. $10 per family. 6 pm-midnight.
Riverfront | Allegan
Zip across the river on a 60' zipline before the ball drops and fireworks light up the river at the stroke of midnight. Fire pits, hot chocolate, s'mores, music. Free. Dec 31, 8 pm-midnight.
New Year's Luau
Holland Aquatic Center | Holland
Ring in the New Year a bit early with the super splashy New Year's Luau, featuring games, prizes, a countdown and a ball drop. $9 per person. Dec 29, 12-3 pm.joy an early ball drop at the art center at 8pm.
Noon Year's Eve
Forever Curious Children's Museum | Fennville
A wishing tree, special crafts, music, games, refreshments and a noontime balloon drop at Forever Curious Children's Museum. $5 per person. Dec 31, 11 am-2 pm.
New Year's Early Eve!
Grand Rapids Children's Museum | Grand Rapids
Celebrate with a DIY noisemaker, dancing, refreshments and plenty of imagination-fueled play at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum. $15 per person. Dec 31, 6-8 pm.
Splash into NYE
Surfari Joe's Indoor Wilderness Waterpark | Watervliet
Package includes an overnight stay, pizza buffet, live music, sparkling toast, special activities, party favors and a free breakfast buffet. Starts at $249. Dec 31, 5 pm-midnight.
NYE Glow Party
Jungle Joe's Family Fun Center | Portage
Ring in the new year with glowing inflatables, pizza specials, games and more. $15 per child; $5 per adult; $3 per toddler (reserved in advanced). Dec 31, 5-8 pm.
Ski into 2019
Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area | Jones
Free lessons from 7 to 10 pm, two separate parties (one for families and one for adults only), food specials, music and a torch light parade at midnight. Dec 31, 7 pm-1 am.
New Year's Eve Laser Tag Party
Bam Entertainment Center | Holland
2 games of laser tag, 2 slices of pizza, a soda and a $10-arcade game card for just $20 per person. Dec 31, 9 am-2 am.
New Years Eve Late Skate
Rollerworld | Kalamazoo
Black light skates, a pizza buffet, song requests, games, contests and a balloon drop for the littles. $20 per person ($30 the day of). Dec 31, 8 pm-midnight.
New Year's Eve Run, Walk & Ramble
A non-competitve, family-oriented walk/run designed to end the year on a positive note. $30. Dec 31, 6-8 pm.