Ring in the New Year!

Family friendly New Year's celebrations in the Tulsa area.

Get your New Year’s Eve celebrations started early–so you don’t have to stay up too late! The following is a list of family friendly New Year’s Eve events in the Tulsa area, many of which feature New Year’s countdowns at noon on December 31 (complete with sparkling cider toasts!).

POKÉMON NEW YEAR’S EEVEE PARTY

  • When: Monday, Dec. 30, 4-5 p.m.
  • Where: Helmerich Library, 5131 E. 91st St.

Come to Helmerich Library’s final Pokémon event of the year. There will be arts, crafts and pocket monsters galore! For all ages.


NOON YEAR’S EVE

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Discovery Lab, 560 N. Maybelle Ave.

Families can dance the day away with music and entertainment, and Discovery Lab will roll out the lime-green carpet so you can strut your New Year’s best. Enjoy door prizes and New Year’s themed hands-on activities and contests. At noon, everyone will count down and drop thousands and thousands of balloons from Discovery Lab’s lime-green ceiling to ring in the noon year! Tickets are available until sold out; all participants must have a ticket, which can be purchased here.


NOON YEAR’S EVE AT THE  ZOO

  • When: December 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.

Bop to the beat with bubbles this Noon Year’s Eve! Join the Tulsa Zoo during this inaugural event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Free face painting from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sign a New Year’s ReZOOlutions banner. Watch tigers and snow leopards enjoy their own special bubble enrichment. Help us count down with a sparkling cider toast. All this during Snow Leopard Days half-price admission.


TINY TOTS NOON YEAR’S EVE!

  • When: December 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Wheels and Thrills, 10637 N. Garnett Rd., Owasso

Tiny Tots (ages 6 and under) are invited to a Noon Year’s Eve party! This event will include a balloon drop, party favors and a countdown at noon. Learn more at wheelsandthrills.com.


NEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY CELEBRATION

  • When: December 31, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Where: Mother Road Market, 1124 S. Lewis Ave.

Ring in the New Year at Mother Road Market’s family-friendly NYE Party. There will be live music, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, and more! Enjoy a milk & cookies toast from OK Cookie Momster and head out to the patio for a noon-day countdown. Read more here.


NOON YEAR’S EVE BASH/FIESTA DE NOCHEVIEJA AL MEDIODÍA

  • When: December 31, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Broken Arrow Library, 300 W. Broadway Ave.

Enjoy fun activities to celebrate the Noon Year’s Eve. Dance, craft and count down to noon! After the countdown there will be a special storytime. Please feel welcome to bring your favorite plushie toy. Plushie toys are invited to hang out for an after party at the library. This event is for preschoolers and their families. // Están invitados a celebrar en nuestra fiesta de nochevieja durante el mediodía. ¡Ven a bailar, hacer manualidades y contar hasta el mediodía! Después de contar habrá un cuento bilingüe especial. Pueden traer su peluche favorito para disfrutar también del cuento. Los peluches están invitados a pasar el rato en la biblioteca después de la fiesta. Este evento es para niños y sus familias.


NOON YEAR’S EVE

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Herman and Kate Kaiser Library, 5202 S. Hudson Ave.

For the young and young at heart, we invite you to join us to celebrate New Year’s at a reasonable hour as we countdown to the new year at midday. For all ages.


KISHNER’S NEW YEAR’S BASH!

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Judy Z. Kishner Library, 10150 N. Cincinnati Ave. E., Sperry

It’s midnight somewhere! Celebrate New Year’s a little early! Create noise makers and other crafts and join in the festivities with treats, games and dancing. End the celebration with a countdown to New Year’s in Dubai! For ages 12 and younger.


ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION!

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Where: Oxley Nature Center, 6700 Mohawk Blvd.

Take an evening hike to welcome the coming of the New Year! Follow this up by warming up in front of a bonfire or fireplace to share stories. Hot chocolate, apple cider and fixings for s’mores will be available. Come celebrate with Oxley Nature Center!

Registration is required 48 hours in advance of the program. Space is limited. $5 for members; $8 for non-members.


NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY!

  • When: December 31, 6-7 p.m.
  • Where: Bixby Library, 20 E. Breckenridge Ave., Bixby

Celebrate the end of 2019 with a party at the library. Enjoy a cupcake decorating contest, crafts and more! For ages 5-12.


NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH

  • When: December 31, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: West Bend Winterland at Claremore Expo Center, 600 Veterans Pkwy, Claremore

Come out and enjoy a DJ, free skating, s’mores, a sparkling cider toast, fireworks at 9 pm.  This is fun festive event for families.


NEW YEAR’S EVE KID FRIENDLY COUNTDOWN

  • When: December 31, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2650 S. John Williams Way

Gathering Place is hosting a Kid Friendly Countdown as part of their Winter Wonderland Celebration! Find more details about Winter Wonderland here.


2020 IS OUT OF THIS WORLD! COSMIC GLOW NEW YEAR’S PARTY!

  • When: December 31, 7-11 p.m. OR 7 p.m.-7 a.m. on January 1
  • Where: Wheels and Thrills, 10637 N. Garnett Rd., Owasso

Wheels and Thrills is hosting a Cosmic Glow New Year’s Party! This party will feature a balloon drop, unlimited laser tag, skating and playzone, hats, horns and party favors, dinner and giveaways! For an additional fee, you can keep the party going all night long, which also includes breakfast and some other perks. This is a black light event, so wear your neon! Learn more at wheelsandthrills.com.


SWING IN THE NEW YEAR–NYE ’20s DANCE

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2020
  • Where: Southminster Presbyterian Community Center, 3500 S. Peoria Ave.

It’s the NEW roaring 20s and it’s time to celebrate! Start off your 2020 by dancing the night away like the 1920s! Join TOSS (The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate) for a fun, family-friendly evening of dancing!

Don’t know how to dance? No problem! Our beginning lesson will get you on the dance floor in 30 minutes! Don’t have a partner? That’s okay, none needed.

Bring your favorite holiday food to share! We will also have door prizes!

Beginner Lesson 8:00-8:30 PM
Dance 8:30 PM -12:30 AM
$5 Admission


RACE INTO THE NEW YEAR 5K

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
  • Where: River Rest Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.

Get a jump-start on your resolutions by racing into the new year at this fun, late-night 5K sponsored by Runners World. Plus, there will be music, fireworks at midnight and other festivities!

EVENTS OUTSIDE OF TULSA

NOON YEAR’S EVE

  • When: Monday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Crystal Bridges Museum, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR

Ring in the New Year (without staying up past bedtime) at Crystal Bridges’ fifth annual family celebration! There will be fun art projects, performances, a Coca-Cola toast at noon, and a family dance party. Free, no registration required.