10+ Things To Do on New Years Eve! - The Monmouth Moms

Looking for something fun to do this New Years Eve? Check out our latest guide! We’ve put together a list of 10+ local things to do with or without the kids this NYE. You’ll find local movie theaters, ice skating rinks, NYE celebrations, favorite restaurants, bowling, and more!

Read the full list below. Wishing everyone a very Happy & Healthy New Year ✨ Cheers to 2023 🥂



Head to the Movies

Bring the family to the movies. We’ve listed some of our favorite spots below!

Cinemark, Hazlet

AMC, Freehold

AMC, Eatowntown

Atlantic Highlands Cinema

Basie Center Cinemas


Go Ice Skating

Check out local places to hit the ice with the family in Monmouth County below!

Ice at the Pier

Howell Ice Arena

Middletown Sports Complex

Red Bank Armory

Monmouth County Parks


NYE Headquarters & Fireworks Spectacular at Pier Village

Ring in the New Year at Pier Village with dinner, dancing, entertainment, ice skating and a magnificent firework spectacular. Firework Show starts at 9PM. Read more for details here!


Kid’s New Year’s Eve Celebration at Monmouth Museum

Ring in the new year while the little ones are awake on New Years Eve! Check out Monmouth Museum’s website for full details here!


Kids’ NYE Countdown at Rosalita’s

Celebrate the new year at Rosalita’s! Face painting, balloons, crafts and Mr. Dan the Magic Man! Countdown at 9pm for the kids! Reservations recommended.


NYE Celebration at iPlay America

Looking to ring in the New Year in style? Join iPlay for the Ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration from 7:30PM to 1AM and enjoy a night of rides, party favors, confetti cannons, DJ, giveaways, and more!


Holidays Restaurants in Monmouth County

Celebrate at dine with or without the kids at some of our favorite restaurants to spend the holidays in Monmouth County. Check out our full list below!


Go Bowling

Bowling is a great way to spend some time with the family, and it’s fun for all ages! Check out local spots below!

AMF Strathmore Lanes – Aberdeen, NJ

Bowlero of Hazlet, NJ

Howell Lanes


Celebrate at Home

 There’s plenty of ways to have fun at home with the kids for NYE. You can do a family puzzle, craft or game, dress up in your fanciest clothes and take pictures, or give your party a theme! Various television networks have ways to watch the ball drop, and some even have them on demand (if you’re like us and won’t make it until midnight!). Support local and have dinner to-go. You’ll find a list of local caterers and restaurants here!

Monmouth County Dining


Local Breweries

 Have a babysitter for the evening? Visit or pick-up some beer and do a beer tasting from one of Monmouth County’s amazing breweries! We’ve listed some below!

Source Farmhouse Brewery- Colts Neck, NJ

Alternate Ending Beer Co. – Aberdeen, NJ

Asbury Park Brewery – Asbury Park, NJ

Red Tank Brewing – Red Bank, NJ

Beach Haus Brewery – Belmar, NJ

Bradley Brew Project – Bradley Beach, NJ

Kane Brewing Company – Ocean, NJ


Head to Bell Works

Monmouth County’s own “metro-burb,” an indoor space that spans the length of more than three footballs fields, is the perfect spot to bring the family and explore. You can take the kids for a long walk, visit the Holmdel Library, and check out the stores and lunch spots. Visit a virtual reality center, Oasis VRX, or get lost in Escapology. It’s definitely a great place to break up the day and get out of the house!

Meet Friends for Pizza!

Check out some of our favorite places to grab a slice in Monmouth County below! Dine in or order for your NYE party!


Visit a Trampoline Park

Get out of the house and have some fun at a local trampoline park! Here’s a list of local spots!

Air Play- Cliffwood Beach

Get Air Trampoline Park- Freehold 

Sky Zone – Ocean


Whatever you do, we hope you have fun! Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Cheers to 2023!


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