New Year Events

This page lists New Year's Eve and New Year's Day events for families in the Gainesville, Florida area.
Kids Gainesville: New Year's Eve Events - Fun 4 Gator Kids
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12/31 Downtown Countdown

Get ready to Rock & Ring in the New Year with Heavy Petty! Bring your friends and come sing and danc ...

December 31
Hours: 9pm-12:30am
free
Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave, Gainesville, Florida
12/31 Skate Station New Year's Eve Skate All Night

Balloon Drop for cash and prizes! Ages 15 & under only after midnight. All night ticket includes unl ...

Dec 31-Jan 1
Hours: 7:30pm - 7am
$25 prepaid or $30 at the door | 7-11pm starts at $9
1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida, 32606
12/31 Spark Wonder New Year's Celebration at the Cade Museum

Join us at the Cade for a Spark Wonder party for all ages! Enjoy everything the museum has to offer ...

December 31
Hours: 5-8pm
$25/adult, (2 free kids tickets with paid adult), addit...
811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601
12/31-1/01 Carson Springs Wildlife New Years Tours

Ring in the New Year with a walk on the wild side! Reservations required. Please email contact@cswil ...

December 31 and January 1
Hours: 1pm
$25/adult $8/child under 12
8528 East County Road 225, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Dudley Farm First Day Hike

Come in for a fun morning. Follow a birding guide through the farmstead woods. Learn about and perha ...

January 1
Hours: 9-11:30am
Free with park admission of $5 per vehicle
18730 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL
First Day Hike at Paynes Prairie

Start the new year off with a hike at Paynes Prairie. Join a park ranger on a guided walk on Bole ...

January 1
Hours: 9-11am
$2/vehicle
Bolen Bluff Trail, Micanopy, FL
Frank Shorter Mile and Mustache Run Kids Race

Ring in the New Year with a fast mile! Our traditional Frank Shorter mile will kick off your new yea ...

January 1
Hours: 11am
FREE for current FTC members and kids; $10 for non-memb...
Westside Park, 1001 NW 31st Drive, Gainesville, FL