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The BIG List of Family Friendly New Years Eve Events in Dallas – Fort Worth 2011

Looking for family friendly New Year’s Eve Events and Activities in DFW? This guide is just for you!

Adventure Landing (Dallas)
New Year’s Eve Celebration
When: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $20 per person
New Year’s Eve All-You-Can-Play Special: Join us Saturday, December 31st, from 10am-2pm and receive Unlimited Mini-Golf, Laser Tag and Go-Karts!

Alley Cats Family Fun Center (Arlington)
Day and evening options: 
New Year’s Eve Daytime Playcation!
When: from 9 am – 6 pm
Cost: $19.99per person
Unlimited bowling and shoes, Unlimited laser tag, Unlimited Putt-Putt Golf, A $10 game card, A jumbo hot dog & 16 oz soft drink

New Year’s Eve Texas Countdown Party
When: from 8:30pm – 12:30am
Cost: Adults $42.50, Kids $27.50 (12 and under). Add $5 after 12/26
Glow bowling with music and videos; laser tag and rock climbing; billiards; unlimited video game play; giant pizza and fiesta buffet; soft drinks; party favors; hats; noise makers; drawings all night (up to 3 chances to win an iPad or iPod Touch; hours of fun.

Big D NYE 2011 (Dallas)
When: Saturday, December 31 at 7:00pm – 1:00am
Cost: Free
Big D NYE is fast approaching and we are ready to celebrate our 5th year, which proves to be bigger and better than ever! We are still putting the final touches on the event and live television broadcast so check back regularly for updates! In the meantime, listen to music samples and see videos of last yearʼs special guests. Watch last yearʼs Stream Fireworks Spectacular and get pumped for ringing in 2012!

BounceU (Carrollton)
New Year’s at Noon
When: 10:30 – 12:30pm
Cost: $15/child includes pizza and a drink for kids; $5 pizza & drink for parents (optional). Ticket must be prepaid. No Refunds only store credit. No groupons, passes or coupons accepted. It’s a very special New Year’€™s party at BounceU! Join us for our countdown to noon complete with sparkling cider, pizza & drinks, games, and a whole lot of bouncing. Parents are FREE to stay and join the fun. Children must be at least 4 years old to be dropped off. DON’T FORGET YOUR SOCKS!

Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Dallas)
New Year’s Eve Concert
When: Show Time – 7:30pm
Cost: $30 – $90
Ring in the New Year with From Moscow to Vienna, a European style concert featuring waltzes, overtures and beloved classics. From the wintry splendor of sparkling arias and Russian dances to the elegant warmth of Strauss waltzes, it’s a music journey celebrating the most festive night of the year, with the DSO and your friends in the beautiful backdrop of the Meyerson.

Lone Star Circus
Cirque Banquiste!
A shimmering spectacular of awe-inspiring proportions, Cirque Banquiste!, our new holiday show will celebrate the end of 2011 and the dawn of the New Year. Fanny Kerwich will direct this dazzling production featuring celebrated artists from all over the world.

Main Event (Frisco)
Includes bowling, billiards, laser tag & other activities where available. No reservations required.
Two options:
Family Fun Celebration
9am – 4pm

New Year’s Eve Ultimate Fun Celebration
When: 5pm – close
Cost: $21.95

Main Event – Radio Disney Party (Fort Worth)
Noon Years Eve with Radio Disney
When: From 10am – 2pm
Radio Disney invites kids and families to ring in the New Year at Main Event in Fort Worth. Win fabulous prizes in our super cool balloon drop and hang out with your friends from AM 620 Radio Disney! Hope to see you there!

Medieval Times (Dallas)
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
When: 9:45pm show
Cost: Adult 69.95, Child $35.95 (12 and under)
Admission Includes: Pre-show hors d’oeuvres, admission to Museum of Torture, Two-hour live tournament, Four-course medieval feast, party favors, DJ and dancing, champagne toast at midnight (non-alcoholic beverages for under 21), midnight countdown with balloon drop, continental breakfast.

Sci-Tech Discovery Center (Frisco)
Family New Year’s Party
When: 3:00-5:30 pm
Goodbye  2011, Hello 2012! Sci-Tech is hosting a Family New Year’s Eve  Celebration. Put on your party attire and ring in the new year at this  family friendly event. There will be games, snacks and a show featuring  Molecule Man! At 5:00 pm, we’ll count down to a neutron ball drop and  toast the new year with sparkling cider. This will also be the last  opportunity to experience the Playing With timeexhibit. Tickets  are $10 per person for members and $15 per person for non-members.  Space is limited, so reserve you spot today. Please email

Strikz Bowling (Frisco)
Unlimited bowling, video games, laser tag, and billiards along with pizza buffet with soda! Hats, streamers and noise makers. Prizes given away all night! Reservations required.
Choose from two party options:
Family Fun Party from 5pm – 8pm
Perfect for families with young children.
Cost: $20 children/$25 adults

NYE Bash from 9pm – 1am
Includes champagne toast at midnight
Cost: $30 children/$35 adults

This Side UP Family Fun Center (Plano)
TURN BACK TIME, the Ball Drops at NINE!
When: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: $15/adults, $10/children 3-12, 2 and under (in lap) FREE
New Year’s EVE Family FUNraiser. TURN BACK TIME, the Ball Drops at NINE! 6:30-9pm. Dinner, entertainment, prizes and more!


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