This is a list of notable events, premieres, releases, series cancellations and endings, and other business ventures for Nickelodeon in the year 1988.
- March 1 - The Big Ballot, renamed the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, is held for the first time under the new name.
Home video releases
- Double Dare: The Inside Scoop
- Double Dare: The Messiest Moments
- The Pinwheel Songbook
- February 20 - Rihanna
- March 27 - Brenda Song
- August 27 - Alexa Vega
- September 24 - Kyle Sullivan
- November 15 - Zena Grey
- December 14 - Vanessa Hudgens