Looking for a way to celebrate the arrival of 2023 with your little ones, without making them stay up to watch the ball drop at midnight?
Check out one of these Noon Year’s Eve parties happening around Palm Beach County.
Acreage Branch Library
Where: Acreage Branch Library, 15801 Orange Blvd., Loxahatchee
When: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Dec. 31
Details: This event is for ages 3 to 6, who will enjoy some of the fun of New Year’s Eve with music, crafts and stories, culminating in a grand finale celebration at noon.
Information: Call 561-681-4100 to preregister.
Cox Science Center and Aquarium
Where: Cox Science Center and Aquarium science trail, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 31
Cost: Activities are included with Science Center admission: $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors, $16.95 for ages 3-12, and free for children under 3 and Science Center members.
Details: Families will count down to the new year with live science demonstrations, music, dancing, confetti poppers, dry-ice apple cider, bubble explosions and more.
Information: Go to www.coxsciencecenter.org.
Greenacres Branch Library
Where: Greenacres Branch Library, 3750 Jog Road, Greenacres
When: 11:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 31
Details: This event is for ages 5 and older, who can ring in 2023 with stories and activities, including a traditional countdown just before the clock strikes noon.
Information: Call 561-641-9100 to preregister.
Main Library Branch
Where: Palm Beach County’s Main Library Branch, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach
When: 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 31
Details: This event is for children ages 3 to 5, who will usher in an early start to 2023 with a dance party and storytime.
Information: Call 561-233-2600.
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
Where: KidSpace at Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach
When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 31
Details: This party is for children from Kindergarten through fifth grade. Space is limited. Sign up when you arrive.
Information: Go to www.wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
My Gym Wellington
Where: My Gym, 13920 Wellington Trace, Suite 100, Wellington
When: Dec. 31: Party 1 for ages 2.5 and younger is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Party 2 for ages 2.5 and younger is 11 a.m. to noon; Party 3 for all ages is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $22 per child
Details: Celebrate with a balloon drop, plus playtime, games, activities, snacks and drinks. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Information: Click here or call 561-713-2768.
Sugar Sand Park
Where: Sugar Sand Park Community Center, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 31
Cost: Per child, $10 for resident and $12.50 for non-resident. One free adult with each paid child, and $3 for each additional adult.
Details: This event is for children ages 4 to 9 years old. They will celebrate the start of a new year with a DJ, dancing, games, activities, a juice toast at noon and a ball drop. Parent/guardian supervision is required. Pre-register by Dec. 30. Same-day sign-ups will be allowed if space is available.
Information: Call 561-347-3900.
Town Center at Boca Raton
Where: Town Center at Boca Raton near the Play Area in Nordstrom Court, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton
When: 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 31
Details: Families are invited to ring in 2023 with games, crafts, face painting, music, magic and more. Life size characters Red Titan Ryan and Combo Panda from “Ryan’s World” will be there to celebrate and take photos with children. The event ends with a juice box toast and confetti as the clock strikes noon.
Information: Click here