Family-Friendly New Year's Celebrations

Posted by Alyssa Torrez on

When you think of the New Year, there are lots of things that come to mind; late night parties, a ball drop, champagne, resolutions…

But when there are children in the picture, what does New Year’s look like?

There are plenty of creative and fun ways to ring in the New Year with little ones, and maybe even sneak in a little learning while you’re at it. PBS Parents offers activities that families can do together to celebrate without staying up until the wee hours of the morning. Travel the time zones and learn about New Year's customs from countries around the world or spend the evening sharing your favorite memories from the year past. 

And what is New Year’s without a resolution? Kids can make resolutions, too. Turn the Christmas tree into a resolution tree and take the time to reflect on the year and make resolutions individually and as a family. Family resolutions can include things like “Having dinner together three times a week” or “Family game nights on Fridays”. You can find tips on making resolutions with your child, such as making age appropriate resolutions to rewarding success on the PBS Parents website


We made a resolution board here in the office. Some of our resolutions are to eat healthier and learn to play the guitar. And as an organization our resolution is to focus more on our members. Have fun making your resolutions and ringing in the New Year!