Goa, known for its vibrant culture, beautiful beaches, and lively atmosphere, is an excellent destination to celebrate New Year’s Eve with kids. The state offers a plethora of family-friendly activities and events, ensuring a memorable experience for both parents and children.
7. Cruise Parties
Consider taking your family on a New Year’s Eve cruise along the Mandovi River. Many cruise operators have a scrumptious dinner. Cruises provide a unique perspective of the fireworks over the water, creating a memorable experience for both kids and adults.
Book your New Year Cruise Party with Dolphin Cruises.
6. Cultural Events – Live Crib Shows
Embrace the rich culture of Goa by attending traditional New Year’s Eve events. Many local villages organize celebrations with music, dance, and traditional performances. This is an excellent opportunity for children to learn about Goan traditions and customs in a festive and engaging atmosphere. The best part is visiting Cribs across Goa, which displays the birth of baby Jesus. There are some live cribs made and every year, the level of competition increases with modern technology.
Must Visit: Crib at Benaulim Church
5. Fireworks Displays
Goa lights up with spectacular fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve. Families can gather on the beaches or attend events organized by local communities to enjoy these dazzling shows. Ensure that the chosen location is safe for children and provides a clear view of the fireworks.
Best Firework Displays at beach side:
4. Goa Wildlife Sanctuary
For a unique New Year’s celebration, consider visiting the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. Some organizations host special events for families, combining wildlife education with entertainment. It’s a great way for kids to learn about nature while enjoying the festivities.
Contact: 0832 243 8750
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday (9am to 5pm)
Know more about the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary through Goa Tourism
3. Night Markets
Explore the vibrant night markets of Goa, such as the Anjuna Flea Market or the Saturday Night Market in Arpora. These markets often have live music, delicious food stalls, and unique shopping experiences. While it might be crowded, the lively atmosphere can be enjoyable for families.
Tip: Carry a little extra in your pocket since your kids will be around to empty your wallet! Also, you’ll find the best souvenir picks here!
2. Go-Karting and Adventure Parks
Keep the adrenaline pumping by visiting go-karting tracks or adventure parks in Goa. Some parks may have special New Year’s Eve events, providing an exciting and safe environment for kids to enjoy. And what else could be the one to kickstart the new year? So excite your family and Go-Karting with all your loved ones.
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday (4pm to 10pm)
1. Beach Games and Picnics
Organize a simple yet delightful New Year’s Eve picnic on one of Goa’s family-friendly beaches. Bring along beach games, a picnic basket, and enjoy quality time together as you welcome the new year with the sound of waves in the background.
Tip: Benaulim and Velsao are a few less crowded beaches to consider!
Our top recommendations for a Goa beachside resorts are:
No matter the chosen venue or activity, prioritize safety. Keep a close eye on your children, especially in crowded areas, and ensure that the event is suitable for families.
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