When it comes to celebrating the New Year in Tampa, you've got more than enough options when it comes to great New Year's Eve events taking place throughout the area.  If you've got kids, though, a midnight celebration out on the town is probably more of a challenge with little ones in tow.  Luckily, there are a handful of family friendly New Year's Eve events in Tampa adults and kids can enjoy.  Here are some of our favorites.

Noon Year's Eve 2013 at Lowry Park Zoo - Bring the kids out to Lowry Park Zoo for one of the best New Years Eve celebrations for children in the Tampa Bay area.  Hosted by Radio Disney 1380, Noon Year's Eve will play host to arts and crafts, live music, educational displays and more while kids and their families can ring in the New Year with noisemakers, hats and a juice toast at noon.  Included with the price of admission to Lowry Park Zoo.

2013 New Year's Eve Channelside - This longstanding Tampa New Year's Eve celebration is one of many great things to do with the kids for New Years in Tampa.  Head out to Channelside Bay Plaza to see the best New Year's Eve fireworks in Tampa, enjoy live entertainment, and much more this New Year's Eve.

Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade 2013 - The Outback Bowl is another longstanding Tampa tradition, and the parade the day before is another great, free thing to do with the kids for New Year's Eve on December 31.  Taking place on Historic 7th Avenue in Ybor City, this parade will feature marching bands, a fun pep rally, and more.

Noon Year's Eve 2013 at the Glazer Children's Museum - Much like Noon Year's Eve at Lowry Park Zoo, this is another one of the great New Years Eve celebrations for children in Tampa.  Kids and their parents are encouraged to come out to the Glazer Children's Museum.  Beginning at noon, the museum will host a celebration every hour (until 6 p.m.) featuring awesome party favors and more inside the museum. Noon Year's Eve is free with the regular price of admission to the Glazer Children's Museum.

Be sure to check out our Guide to New Years Eve 2013.