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New Year Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates)

Embrace the spirit of new beginnings and creative expression with our fun collection of New Year coloring pages. As the calendar turns and we step into a fresh chapter, these playfully designed pages offer a delightful opportunity to unwind, reflect, and infuse your own vibrant hues into the canvas of possibilities. Whether you’re seeking a mindful activity, a way to engage with loved ones, or inspiration for artistic projects, our assortment of New Year coloring designs is here to spark joy & ignite your imagination, all while learning about the whole reason for celebrating.

New year coloring pages
New Year Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates)

Feel free to select the design that appeals to you the most.

Once you’ve chosen, simply download the complimentary PDF template, print it, and indulge in the joy of coloring to your heart’s desire.

Alternatively, you can also employ these designs as embroidery patterns or draw inspiration from them for creating intricate fine line tattoos.

New years facts

For those who are new to my coloring pages, it’s important to note that I enjoy providing the opportunity to delve into the subject matter.

This way, you can seamlessly transform your coloring activity into an educational lesson.

So, let’s embark on this journey together!

Here are lots of fun and interesting, simplified, facts about all things New Years and the tradition of celebrating it:

  • Global Celebrations: New Year’s is celebrated by different cultures around the world, often with unique traditions and customs that vary from country to country.
  • Times Square Ball Drop: The iconic Times Square Ball Drop in New York City has been a tradition since 1907, where a glittering ball descends as the clock strikes midnight.
  • Fireworks Extravaganza: Fireworks are a common way to ring in the New Year, symbolizing the idea of lighting up the sky for a fresh start.
  • First-Footing: In Scotland and some other parts of the UK, the first person to enter a home after midnight is believed to bring good luck for the year and is called the “first-footer.”
  • Lunar New Year: Celebrated in many Asian countries, the Lunar New Year follows the cycles of the moon and often involves parades, dragon dances, and feasting.
  • 12 Grapes Tradition: In Spain and some Latin American countries, people eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight, each grape representing a wish for each month of the coming year.
  • New Year’s Resolutions: Making resolutions for self-improvement in the upcoming year is a popular tradition, even though the success rate varies.
  • Noisemakers and Bells: Making noise at midnight is believed to scare away evil spirits, which is why fireworks, bells, and noisemakers are common on New Year’s Eve ( I have a tutorial for some easy and cheap noise makers, here if you would like to check that out).
  • Colored Underwear: In some Latin American countries, wearing specific colors of underwear on New Year’s Eve is believed to bring luck and success. Red signifies love, while yellow represents wealth.
  • Polar Bear Plunge: In some places, like Canada and the United States, people take part in the “Polar Bear Plunge,” where they jump into cold bodies of water on New Year’s Day as a refreshing and invigorating start to the year.
  • Burning Effigies: In some countries, effigies or representations of disliked public figures or events from the past year are burned as a symbolic way of leaving negativity behind.
  • Cleaning and Decluttering: In many cultures, cleaning the house before New Year’s is a way to sweep away bad luck and welcome positive energy for the upcoming year.
  • Lucky Foods: Certain foods are considered lucky to eat on New Year’s, such as round fruits (representing coins) and long noodles (representing longevity) in Filipino and Chinese traditions.
  • Family and Friends: New Year’s is often a time for gathering with loved ones, sharing meals, and celebrating together.
  • Different New Year Dates: Not all cultures celebrate New Year’s on January 1st. For example, the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) falls in September or October, and the Islamic New Year (Hijri New Year) varies based on the Islamic calendar.

These fascinating traditions and customs showcase the diverse ways in which people around the world come together to welcome a new chapter in their lives each year.

We have learned lots, but there is definitely more to know about New Years. If you would like to learn more, here are some other reputable resources to learn about it

  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • If you would like to see my index of free printable coloring pages, go here!
  • To see all of my Holiday/Seasonal coloring pages, go here.

Printing instructions

*Keep in mind that while these coloring sheets are free, they are for personal use only. Any additional use will need written permission, from me, obtained via email. Thanks.*

How to get best results with your new year printable

How to get best results with your new year printable

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate

Pop into the excitingly educational world of New Year coloring where there are coloring page options for everyone.


  • Standard 8.5"x11" Printing Paper (or quality cardstock)
  • Black Ink/Toner


  • Computer/ Phone/ Or Tablet To Download To
  • Printer
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Colored Pencils
  • Eraser (optional)


  1. Browse through the available options of coloring pages and choose the image, or images, you would like to color. The provided sample image/s, featuring the website's watermark at the bottom, offers an idea of what the full PDF image will look like.
  2. Direct your attention a little bit below the desired sample image to locate the "download here" button for the attached PDF file.
  3. First select download, and then select the print option.
  4. When you're ready to print i make sure to choose the highest-quality print setting that there is available.
  5. Go ahead and select "print". Then send it to your desired printer of choice.
  6. After you have completed printing out your coloring sheet/s, allow the ink a few minutes to completely dry and set while still on the printer. This precautionary step will help to avoid any ink smudging on your coloring page, which is particularly helpful if you would like to gift your artwork to someone special.
  7. Before you begin coloring your New Year masterpiece, make sure your hands have been washed and are completely dry. Then find a clean and flat surface to place your paper on, then let your creativity flow as you color the prints however you wish. Once you're done coloring, enjoy the new-found sense of accomplishment, knowing that these fun creations could possibly bring joy to you and others for many years to come.


Ideas on what to do with these new year pictures:

You could buy some simple frames, have the images printed onto a quality card stock at a local printing company, color them as well as you can, and they could be added to your homes decor.

You could print the sheets out and bind them, pair them with some nice colored pencils or an art set. This could be a fun, but unique gift idea for any coloring enthusiast's special day...or any time you just want to cheer someone up.

These pictures can even serve as inspiration or templates for those delicate fine-line tattoos.

These free new year coloring pictures can also be used as embroidery patterns by simply using transfer sheets.

Naturally, you also have the choice to just print them and enjoy hours of endless fun by coloring them repeatedly.

*The instructions crafted to achieve the highest print quality are primarily targeted at iPhone users who employ an HP printer; nevertheless, these instructions should also be similarly applicable to various other devices.

**Whenever possible, it is recommended to utilize the "fit to page" feature prior to printing in order to ensure the complete image is accurately transferred onto your printed coloring page.

***This website utilizes an image optimization technique for the provided sample illustrations. Although this optimization enhances loading speed, there is a slight compromise in terms of quality. For optimal outcomes, we suggest downloading and directly using the PDF file. The sample image serves as a general visual preview, as navigating through an entire PDF might present difficulties on certain devices, potentially obstructing the ability to view the entire image in a single screenshot.

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Coloring tips

Here are some tips and tricks to enhance your coloring experience when working on New Year-themed pictures:

  • Color Palette Selection: Choose a color palette that resonates with the festive spirit of New Year’s, such as gold, silver, deep blues, and vibrant purples. Incorporate traditional colors associated with celebrations and fireworks.
  • Metallic Accents: Use metallic markers, gel pens, or colored pencils to add shimmer and sparkle to your coloring pages. This can mimic the glitz and glamour often associated with New Year’s festivities.
  • Contrast and Depth: Experiment with contrasts between light and dark shades to create depth and dimension in your coloring. This can make your designs pop off the page.
  • Highlighting Countdown: If your coloring page features a clock or countdown element, consider using brighter colors or shading techniques to emphasize the passage of time as the clock strikes midnight.
  • Firework Explosions: For firework designs, blend vibrant colors to depict the burst of colors in the sky. Adding small dots or flicks around the firework center can create a dazzling effect.
  • Glitter and Texture: Use glitter pens or glue with fine glitter to add texture and a festive touch to specific elements on your coloring page, such as stars or confetti.
  • Incorporate Symbols: Include symbols of luck and prosperity associated with New Year’s, like four-leaf clovers, horseshoes, or lucky coins. Color them with intention to symbolize positive wishes for the coming year.
  • Layering Techniques: Experiment with layering different colors or using blending tools to achieve gradients and smooth transitions, adding depth and richness to your coloring.
  • White Gel Pen Highlights: To create highlights and enhance details, use a white gel pen to add small dots or lines on areas that catch light, such as bubbles in a champagne glass or glimmers on party decorations.
  • Background Effects: Consider adding a background wash of color using watercolors or markers to set the mood of the New Year’s scene, whether it’s a starry night or a bustling cityscape.
  • Personal Touches: Customize your coloring pages with your own personal touches, such as adding the year, a meaningful quote, or the name of a cherished memory from the past year.
  • Mindful Coloring: Embrace the meditative aspect of coloring by focusing on each stroke and staying present in the moment. It’s a great way to reflect on the year that’s passed and set intentions for the year ahead.

Remember, the goal is to have fun and express yourself creatively.

Let your imagination run wild and explore different techniques that resonate with your style and the essence of New Year’s celebrations.

Options For Printing:

New Year Colouring Pages Example
New Year Colouring Pages Example
Coloring Pages New Year Dragon Example
Coloring Pages New Year Dragon Example
New Year Coloring Page Example
New Year Coloring Page Example
Color Pages For New Years Example
Color Pages For New Years Example
New Years Coloring Pages Example
New Years Coloring Pages Example
Coloring Pages New Years Example
Coloring Pages New Years Example
Dragon New Years Coloring Page Example
Dragon New Years Coloring Page Example
Coloring Pages For New Years Example
Coloring Pages For New Years Example
Happy New Year Coloring Pages Clock Example
Happy New Year Coloring Pages Clock Example
Happy New Year Colouring Pages Example
Happy New Year Colouring Pages Example
Coloring Pages Happy New Year Example
Coloring Pages Happy New Year Example


What colors are typically associated with New Year’s celebrating?

Colors that are typically associated with New Year’s celebrations include:

Gold: Symbolizing wealth, prosperity, and luxury, gold is often used to represent the richness of the year to come.

Silver: Similar to gold, silver represents elegance and prosperity. It’s often paired with gold to create a sophisticated color combination.

Black: Black is associated with elegance, mystery, and a sense of formality. It’s often used as a base color in New Year’s decorations and attire.

White: Representing purity, new beginnings, and a fresh start, white is a common color in New Year’s celebrations.

Blue: Shades of blue, especially deep and rich tones, symbolize hope, tranquility, and a sense of calm as people embark on a new year.

Red: A color of luck, energy, and celebration, red is often used in festive decorations and attire during New Year’s celebrations.

Green: Green is associated with growth, renewal, and prosperity. It can signify the potential for positive change in the upcoming year.

Purple: Representing royalty, power, and creativity, purple is used to add a touch of regal elegance to New Year’s decorations.

Pink: Often used to convey warmth, joy, and affection, pink can add a playful and cheerful element to New Year’s celebrations.

Sparkling Colors: Glittering and shimmering colors, such as glittery gold, silver, or champagne tones, are often used to capture the festive and glamorous atmosphere of New Year’s Eve parties.

Remember that the choice of colors can vary based on cultural traditions and personal preferences.

*I will add more new year colour / color questions and answers as the questions get sent to me.


As we wrap up this exploration of New Year coloring pages, we’ve uncovered a canvas of creativity and tradition that invites us to infuse vibrant hues into the tapestry of new beginnings.

From shimmering golds to serene blues, each stroke of color represents a brushstroke of hope and aspiration for the year ahead.

As you embark on your coloring journey, whether it’s a mindful solo endeavor or a joyful activity shared with loved ones, may these pages not only reflect the festivities of the season but also become a visual testament to the optimism that accompanies the turning of the calendar.

As the colors come to life under your fingertips, remember that you’re not just coloring pages—you’re painting the dreams and possibilities that the New Year holds.

Happy coloring and here’s to a year filled with vibrant moments and beautiful memories!

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New years coloring sheets
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Otherwise, here are direct links to several of my other related posts that you’re also going to love:

Winter Coloring Pages


New Years

St. Patrick’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Spring coloring pages


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