Where To Celebrate The New Year In And Around Lafayette (With and Without Kids)

Where To Celebrate The New Year In And Around Lafayette (With and Without Kids)

Looking to say “goodbye” to 2023 and ring in 2024 with a bang? Lucky for us, there is always something to celebrate here in South Louisiana! Whether you are planning to party on New Year’s Eve with or without kids, we’ve got you covered! Listed below are some fun events happening here in and around Lafayette to help you count down to 2024!

Where To Celebrate The New Year In And Around Lafayette (With and Without Kids)
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Celebrate the New Year In and Around Lafayette with Kids ::

New Year’s Noon Carnival and Countdown :: December 31st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 

“Step right up, young adventurers, to the Children’s Museum of Acadiana’s 27th Annual New Year’s Noon Carnival and Countdown – where the magic of a new year unfolds in a world designed just for KIDS! Prepare to be mesmerized by the rhythmic beats of the New Natives Brass Band, the infectious tunes of the TMM Project, and a dance party hosted by the one and only Legend the DJ. And keep your eyes peeled for the Amazing Bacon Stilt Walker, a walking marvel that’ll have you giggling with every step! And so much more! Mark your calendar for December 31, 2023, from 10 am – 2:00 pm, secure your tickets, and get ready for the ultimate New Year’s bash at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana – where memories take center stage!”

Ring in the New Year EARLY :: December 31st, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm     

“Dave & Buster’s in Lafayette is hosting an EARLY New Year’s Eve celebration on Sunday December 31st at 4:00 pm. There’s only one way to end the year & start another — with FUN. New Year’s Eve at Dave & Buster’s is the place to be, with unforgettable entertainment, incredible bites worthy of being the last meal of the year, and OH — did we mention Unlimited Video Game Play ALL night long. Plus enjoy an all-ages ginger ale toast accompanied by a special video countdown. Grab tickets for the whole fam and come through for a New Year’s Eve celebration that’s as fun as can be (and will have you home before midnight, we promise!)”

NYE Brunch at Mercy Kitchen :: December 31st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm     

“We are decked out for Christmas right now! Every Sunday during December we will be having a Christmas themed Brunch complete with a limited time Brunch menu and Christmas cocktail list. We will have DJ’s playing for all of the brunches including New Year’s Eve. Visit our website to make reservations. You can also find our DJ lineup as well as other special surprises on our Instagram.”

Where To Celebrate The New Year In And Around Lafayette (With and Without Kids)
Photo Credit :: Mercy Kitchen

Celebrate the New Year In and Around Lafayette for the Adults ::

Pamplona Tapas Bar – Final Miracle PopUp :: December 31st, 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm

NYE is the final night of Pamplona’s Miracle PopUp. The bar is famously dressed up for the holidays and the elves are ready to spread New Year’s cheer! The kitchen will close at 11:00 pm but the bar stays open until after midnight.

Last Night on Ice -Youngsville on Ice :: December 31st, 7:00 pm – 12:00 am

“Come ring in the New Year in style and party into 2024 at Youngsville on Ice! Music by DJ Digital, UNLIMITED Ice Skating, Full Cocktail Cash Bar, Beverage Booth, Food Trucks, Holiday Shops, Complimentary Champagne Toast (for patrons 21+)”

Rock’n’Bowl® de Lafayette :: December 31st, 9:00 pm – 12:00 am

“Ring in the New Year with Clay Cormier & Neutral Snap. Enjoy some country music, some rock, some pop punk! It’s always a party on New Year’s Eve! Visit Rock N Bowl for tickets.”

New Year’s Eve Dance with Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie :: December 31st,  8:00 pm – 12:00 am

“Ring in the New Year with Geno Delafose and the French Rockin’ Boogie! Don’t miss the biggest party of the year at Vermilionville with delicious food, drinks, and dancing with Geno Delafose, New Year’s Eve at Vermilionville. Lobby opens at 8 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. with music from 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Admission is $40 per person and includes a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight. Visit website to purchase your tickets.”

Ring in the New Year at D&B :: December 31st,  9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

“Bottles popping! People cheering! Power Cards tapping! New Year’s Eve at Dave & Buster’s is more than just a good time — it’s the ultimate way to kick off a year of FUN! Grab tickets for your whole crew and stop by for an exclusive New Year’s event at D&B — a jam-packed night of unlimited video game play, top tier entertainment & yes, lots & lots of toasts! Cheers!”

Do you know of a New Year’s Eve celebration happening in and around Lafayette? Let us know in the comments. Here at Lafayette Mom, we wish all of Acadiana a happy 2024!

Amanda Kosmer
Amanda grew up in East Texas with the last name of “Thibodeaux”. As a child, she found her last name was very odd and even more peculiar to pronounce! She and her husband are recent transplants to Youngsville where they are raising their two energetic boys. Amanda is a girly girl who loves all things feminine: the sparkle of new earrings; the glamour of a perfectly red lipstick. She has proclaimed to be many things: an old soul born in the wrong era, a land-locked mermaid, and a bull in a china shop. A booklover since she can remember, Amanda indulges herself in the smell of freshly printed pages and can’t stand the stench of an old book… she wonders “who else has touched that book and what images did they conjure up as they read the very same tale?” This thing is for certain, however, Amanda is a mother who believes in the power of Faith, dreams, and imagination. One of Amanda’s most favorite quotes by Erin Hanson gives wings to her dreams: “What if I fall? Oh, but darling, what if you fly?”


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