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New Year's Events & Activities In the Shreveport-Bossier City Area

Your Guide to Area Family & Date-Night Fun

By by Mimi Rankin Webb - Macaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know Publisher December 29, 2020



Celebrating New Year's with the family? We've got you covered! 

Here are all the kid friendly happenings and Adult Date-Night fun in the Shreveport-Bossier and surrounding areas to help you find the best way for you and your family to ring in 2021! 

** Please note this is the information at time of publication - events are subject to change due to weather or other, please double check before you head out!  **


NEW YEARS EVE
 
DINING & CELEBRATIONS

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year’s Eve Crawlin’ Out of 2020πŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year's Eve at Port Au Prince Cross LakeπŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year's Eve at Superior's SteakhouseπŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year's Eve at The Sandbar Shreveport:  Very New York New Years EveπŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year's Eve at Zuzul Coastal CuisineπŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year's Eve at Abby Singer's Bistro & RFCπŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year's Eve at Bella FrescaπŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year’s Eve Dinner At The Market πŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Years Eve Dumpster "Fire" 2020 - Flying Heart Brewing & PubπŸ·πŸŽ‰

Jim Reed Live At Frank's

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year’s Eve Party - Frozen PirogueπŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year’s Eve Pajama Party πŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year’s Eve Bash At The HiveπŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Years Eve at the Elks Lodge πŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ·Exclusive NYE Party - Louisiana Daiquiri CaféπŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year’s Eve Party 2020! - The Bar ChordπŸ·πŸŽ‰


NEW YEAR'S 

EVE/DAY ACTIVITIES

EVE

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Years Lock-InπŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year's Eve MASKarade BALL!  Holiday Lanes Bowling πŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year's Eve Lock-In - Contender eSportsπŸ·πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ· New Year’s Eve Sleepover At Paks Karate πŸ·πŸŽ‰

Sci-Port Discovery Center: Winter Break Schedule & **Special Pricing $11 general admission & $16 Kids Combo SnoPort Tix/$21 Adults**

Ice Skating at George's Pond  2-4pm & 6-9pm

Altitude Trampoline Park Unlimited Jump $15 until 4pm

DAY 

New Years Day Hike - Bayou Chapter of the Ozark Society

Ice Skating at George's Pond

πŸŽ‰πŸ· Kwanzaa365 Neighborhood Maker Faire πŸ·πŸŽ‰

Altitude Trampoline Park Unlimited Jump $20


ATTRACTIONS OPEN FOR NEW YEARS EVE/DAY

First Monday Trade Days, Canton! Open all weekend

Sci-Port Discovery Center: Winter Break Schedule & **Special Pricing $11 general admission & $16 Kids Combo SnoPort Tix/$21 Adults** 9-1pm New Year's Eve

πŸŽ… Freedom Trees - Monroe πŸŽ…

πŸŽ… Marshall Wonderland of Lights - Marshall, TX πŸŽ…

πŸŽ… Carmela's Magical Santa Land πŸŽ…

πŸŽ… Natchitoches Christmas Festival 2020 πŸŽ…

πŸŽ… Marshall Wonderland of Lights Carriage Rides πŸŽ…

πŸŽ… Santaland Tyler Drive-thru Christmas Light Display πŸŽ…

πŸŽ… Candy Cane Lane Drive-thru Christmas Light Park πŸŽ…



NEW YEARS WITH THE KIDS

For those who would prefer to stay home, we can help you guys, too! All you really need to celebrate with kids is party hats, confetti, and a few festive noisemakers. 

Add some kid-friendly snacks and a few firecrackers from the corner fireworks stand and you've got the perfect family New Year's Eve celebration!

And guess what? You don't even have to stay up until midnight! 

If you have younger kids and know they won't last, celebrate the New Year a few hours early or even host a "Noon Year's Eve" bash. 

Want to throw a family-friendly New Year's Eve bash? Here's how to make it great:

Fun Recipes To Try

No party is complete without great snacks! Looking for ideas? Some kid-friendly (and easy!) snacks are pigs in blankets (simply hot dogs rolled up in biscuit dough), pizza bagels (kids can add their own toppings), and a fruit salad.

Don't forget the dessert! Make or buy cupcakes, add sprinkles, and write "2021" on top of each with frosting. Or as a fun alternative, you could make a round cake and decorate it with an outline of a clock showing the hands of the clock at midnight.

The adults might go for champagne at midnight, but what about the kids? Sparkling cider is a special treat and makes a great substitute! Keep some regular apple juice on hand just in case some kids don't like the carbonation.

Macaroni Recipe: Hoppin' John 

Avocado Chocolate Mousse!  

Easy Weeknight Meals: Kelly's Simple Chili Recipe

Macaroni Recipe: Snickerdoodle Blondies

Macaroni Recipe:  OREO Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Game Day Soft Pretzel Biscuit Bites 

Quick & Easy Soft Pretzels

We Want S'more! Try This Sweet S'mores Buffet at Your Next Campfire

Fruit and Veggie Flowers (with Dip!)

Celebrate!

Set up a craft table for kids earlier in the evening to create their own 2021 signs with paint, markers, or crayons. You can hang them on the wall for decorations as they finish. 

Make super easy confetti using a paper shredder and colored construction or scrap paper. Give each of the kids a baggie full of confetti so that they will be ready to toss when the clock hits the appointed hour. 

With a little creativity, you can make your own New Year's Eve ball! Use a plastic play ball or beach ball and write 2021 on it with brightly colored markers. As you count down to midnight, pass the ball around the room without letting it touch the ground.

Noon Year's Eve Balloon Countdown a Kid-Friendly Way to Celebrate

Have a dance party

Play with a balloon

Create an indoor obstacle course

Jumping games

Create your own circus

Build a blanket fort

Play games!

Play games together as a family! New Year's Eve is the perfect time for family game night. 

Games like Cards Against Humanity Family Edition really lets everybody's personalities shine. Twister, Charades, or Pictionary are always great choices. 

Let the kids team up against the adults for some extra laughs.

Bored With Board Games? Make Your Own!

Cards Against Humanity Family Edition Free Downloadable Game

Create a Blizzard Indoors

Create an indoor obstacle course

Indoor games

Time Capsule Craft & Activities

Another  fun idea is to fill out an annual New Year's Interview for each family member. We have several versions to choose from or you can make your own! 

These make great time capsules and we have a fun craft box you can make to keep them in for later! Kids and adults can write down their wishes and resolutions for 2021 and add them to a jar. 

Later in the evening, you can pick some at random for people to guess who wrote what. Give prizes for the funniest, most unique, or most wishful.

New Year's Eve Time Capsule  Family Project & Printables

Pandemic Time Capsule Activity For the New Year

Start a Memory Jar for the New Year

Remember, no matter how elaborate or low key your New Year's celebrations, the most important thing is that you are with people you love. Happy New Year! 



*Fireworks Ordinances*

Bossier City 

During the holiday season, Bossier City’s fireworks ordinance allows fireworks to be sold and set off within the city limits from December 23 through January 1 between the hours of 10:00am & 10:00pm except on New Year’s Eve when fireworks may be discharged until 12:30am. Persons who discharge fireworks outside the designated dates and time periods are subject to fines of up to $500 or up to 60 days in jail. 

Shreveport 

The city of Shreveport ordinance states the dates and hours for sale, discharge, ignition or explosion of fireworks. (1) The sale, discharge, ignition or explosion of fireworks authorized for sale pursuant to R.S. 51:650 through R.S. 51:660 is prohibited in the city limits, except from noon June 16th through 10:00 p.m. June 20th, noon July 1st through 10:00 p.m. July 5th and noon December 15th through 10:00 p.m. January 1st of each year. The hours of discharge, ignition or explosion of lawful fireworks are restricted to those in subsection (2) of this section. (2) On the dates set forth in subsection (1) of this section, it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, ignite or explode fireworks within the city limits between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.; provided, however, such activities shall not be unlawful on December 31 of each year between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. and on January 1st of each year between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.






 




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