There’s no denying that Netflix pretty much owns the week between Christmas and New Year’s, as much of the country settles down for a brief winter break with plenty of streaming titles to cozy up to by the fire. Just in time for the last holiday of 2017, Netflix is bringing back its New Year’s Eve countdowns for kids for the fourth year in a row.
If this is your first New Year’s Eve with wee ones old enough to understand that NYE is kind of a big deal, Netflix NYE countdowns are one of the best NYE parenting hacks out there. Parents—and their kids—are big fans of these on-demand countdowns because it allows families to ring in the New Year at any hour on Dec. 31 and still get them to bed at a reasonable hour.
To welcome 2018, Netflix will have on-demand NYE countdowns from a variety of kids’ shows, including seven Netflix originals: True and The Rainbow Kingdom, Word Party, Puffin Rock, Beat Bugs, Skylanders Academy, All Hail King Julien and Trollhunters. Kids can also watch on-demand countdowns from Pororo and Larva.
Check out this hype-worthy preview of all the countdowns below.
To access these Netflix NYE on-demand countdowns, parents can search for “New Year’s Eve Countdown” or “Countdown” as early as Dec. 26. New for 2017, countdowns will also get their own icon in the Kids row for quick access to all nine videos. (Super helpful when you’ve got overly-excited kiddos on hand.)
- Pajamas are a must. Whether you’re ringing in 2018 at midnight or noon, everyone can be super comfy all day long, keeping festivities low key.
- But getting all dressed up is fun, too! Who doesn’t love playing dress up as a kid? Whip out all the fun, fancy outfits and maybe even get your mani-pedi makeovers on, too.
- Glow sticks for the win. Glow sticks, glow necklaces, glow glasses—if it glows, crack it “open” and shake it up for that kiddo club vibe to keep the party going.
- Drop your own DIY New Year’s Eve ball. No need to keep the kids up until midnight to watch the ball drop in Times Square—just make your own and get ready to drop it as you countdown with your kids’ favorite characters from Netflix.
How you will ring in the New Year with your kids? Share your favorite kid-friendly NYE party ideas in the comments!