Best family friendly New Year's Eve events in Columbus 2016
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New Year’s Eve will be on and poppin’ in Columbus.

Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus is a city that doesn’t skimp on the partying, especially when the last day of the year is at hand. From bars to clubs, New Year’s Eve revelers will have no shortage of places to drink the night away.

But if you are in the mood to celebrate the New Year with your family, you will be in luck as there will be an assortment of events on New Year’s Eve made just for families, and here are the best Columbus has to offer.

New Year’s Eve
Dec. 31 @ 10 a.m.
Magic Mountain Polaris -- 8350 Lyra Dr.
Columbus, OH 43240
(614) 840-9600

Magic Mountain is a local chain of fun parks, and the location in Polaris will host a New Year’s Eve event for families in such of an event. The New Year’s Eve event will open the park to everyone who is ready to have fun on the last day of 2016 and trust us, you will have fun at this event.

Wildlights
Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium -- 4850 Powell Rd.
Powell, OH 43065
(614) 645-3400

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the best zoos in the country, and for New Year’s Eve, this will be the place you family will be begging you to take them. The Zoo will host Wildlights, an event that will give those in attendance a different look at this famed zoo on New Year’s Eve. So if you want to spend New Year’s Eve with the tigers and other zoo animals, Wildlights will be an event that will be right up your family’s alley.

First Night Columbus
Dec. 31 @ 4 p.m.
Downtown Columbus
No Phone Number

This will be the biggest party of the year in Columbus, and everyone is invited. First Night Columbus will have activities the whole family will enjoy, and when midnight comes around, there will be a festive mood all over downtown Columbus. Usually, there are fireworks, but this year, the fireworks display is canceled, but the event will still be a lot of fun for those in attendance.