Happy 2018! Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Kids in Boston!

Happy New Year’s! I’m sure you and your family is excited to ring in the New Year! For kids who can’t stay up past 9pm, let alone midnight, New Year’s Eve can seem like a letdown. But, there are plenty of activities around Boston for families to enjoy the holiday. Today on the blog, we’re sharing some New Year’s vocab in Spanish and a few local events to consider!


New Year’s Eve….. Vispera de Año Nuevo

Happy New Year……. Feliz año nuevo

Midnight…… medianoche

Countdown….. cuenta regresiva


In Spain, New Year’s Eve isn’t the adult drinking fest that it is in the USA. In fact, the Spanish celebrate with grapes! The tradition is that you eat a dozen green grapes, representing good luck for each month of the coming year. And they must be eaten right at the stroke of midnight! This could be a fun activity for kids…of course cutting up the grapes and perhaps not eating them so quickly….or so late! 😊

To keep things local, there are plenty of family-friendly celebrations around Boston to take part in! Here’s a few to consider:

First Night Boston: New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations around Boston – a huge calendar of activities for families! More info.

Bessie’s New Year’s Eve PJ Dance Party in Acton: Bundle up and have a dance party to countdown to 12pm (NOON) on New Year’s Eve. More info.

Parent Talk Wellesley New Year’s Eve Party: Jammin’ With You joins Parent Talk for their 3rd Annual NYE celebration, geared towards children of all ages! This event is a great way to ring in the New Year with your child! More info.

Happy ‘Noon Year’ at Boston Children’s Museum: Gather for the Countdown to Noon and watch the crystal ball drop. More info.

Noon Year’s Eve at the Ecotarium in Worcester: Venture out and try a new museum of science and nature and celebrate the New Year with their kids countdown. More info.

New Year’s Eve in Newton: A whole schedule of fun activities for the whole family. More info.


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