Ring in the New Year San Diego Style

As 2023 comes to a close, SoCal families are on the lookout for exciting and family-friendly ways to welcome the New Year. Fortunately, San Diego has a plethora of activities to offer for all ages. Whether you’re a local resident or just visiting, here are five family-friendly things to do on New Year’s Eve in the vibrant San Diego area.

Big Bay Balloon Parade

Forget the Macy’s Day Parade! Kick off your New Year’s celebration with the Port of San Diego’s Big Bay Balloon Parade. Held in the beautiful downtown area, this colorful parade features giant balloons, marching bands and various entertaining acts. The parade is a delight for children and adults alike, and the festive atmosphere is the perfect way to get into the New Year spirit.

New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND

Midnight comes early for families at LEGOLAND California Resort, celebrating the New Year together without missing their bedtimes. LEGOLAND California creates fun for the entire family at San Diego’s largest Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party! LEGOLAND California Resort offers a special family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration that is sure to bring joy to LEGO enthusiasts of all ages. The park stays open until 7:00 PM, allowing families to enjoy the rides, attractions and shows. As the evening approaches, there’s a spectacular fireworks show that lights up the night sky, creating unforgettable memories for the whole family.


Look to the skies as they light up with brilliant colors. Always free, some of the best places to witness eye-popping fireworks are right in the heart of San Diego. Watch the skies of SD become ablaze from one of several prime hot spots such as Seaport Village, USS Midway Museum, behind the Convention Center or at Embarcadero Marina Park South.

Family New Year’s Eve Cruise

Embark on a memorable New Year’s Eve cruise with the family. Several cruise companies in San Diego offer family-friendly options with dinner, entertainment and a bonus front-row seat to the fireworks over the bay. Cruising into the New Year on the calm waters of San Diego provides a unique and enjoyable experience for the whole family.

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