Things To Do With Your Family For New Year’s Eve and Day Around Jersey City

New Year’s Eve Family Fireworks Cruise Aboard the Serenity Yacht

Pier 40 353 West Street, New York

Sail into 2019 with your family aboard a NYC New Year’s cruise on the Serenity Yacht and party with the family on the seas. Enjoy this special celebration with views of the city and a live DJ mixing the hits all night long. Enjoy beautiful views of the city and an unforgettable party experience. Tickets start at $199.

Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular

560 Northfield Ave, West Orange

Bring in the new year with neon zebras and monkeys at the Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo! You can enjoy the holiday fun on Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 16- 18, November 23-25, November 30- December 2, every night from December 7 – 31. They are closed Christmas Eve and Day. Admission is free however, donations on non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats are always welcome!

Pump It Up’s New Years Balloon Drop Jump

Various Locations: 10 Middleberry Blvd., Randolph and 8 Commerce Way #135, Hamilton Township

Ocean City First Night

300 West 9th St., Ocean City

Phone: (609) 399-1412

First Night was founded 27 years ago and modeled after an alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration in Boston that marked the nation’s bicentennial in 1976. While other First Night events have faded, Ocean City’s has only grown more popular with families making it an annual tradition for a safe New Year’s Eve. Today, attendance is capped at 10,000 with admission buttons selling out year after year. First Night offers more than 70 opportunities to catch more than 30 different shows and activities at 22 venues throughout town. You will find entertainment that satisfies every taste and age group. To realize maximum enjoyment from First Night, plan your itinerary in advance and have a great time.