What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
Looking for something family friendly to do on New Year’s Eve, without actually staying up until midnight? Check out one of these local fun events…
Sunday 12/29 2:00pm Sing in the New Year with Jim Gill at Mundelein’s Fremont Library. For all ages: Join us for an interactive musical delight with banjo-playing, joke-telling, and all-around ever-entertaining Jim Gill. Free event, but registration is required. Register by phone at 847-918-3218 or in person at the Youth Services desk. Click here for more info.
Monday 12/30 10:00am New Year’s Celebration (grade K) at the Park District of Highland Park. Let’s celebrate 2014! We’ll make party favors and play games fitting the year 2014, then push the clock forward and ring in the New Year early. Best of all we’ll help your kindergartner create memories of a fun-filled New Year’s! Pack your child a sack lunch. We’ll provide drinks and dessert. Cost $47 (resident) / $57 (non-resident) Click here for more info.
Monday 12/30 11:00am Ring in the New Year at Lake County Discover Museum in Wauconda. For children ages 3 – 12, entry is free with museum admission, and no registration required. Looking for something to do with the kids during holiday break? Come out to the Lake County Discovery Museum and celebrate the end of 2013 by making crafts and party favors. We’ll practice ringing in the new year with our very own ball drop at noon. Click here for more info.
Monday 12/30 11:00am New Year’s Noon Celebration at Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire. Wear fancy party clothes and sip sparkling cider to celebrate New Year’s Eve a little early. Enjoy stories, songs, a craft and a special countdown just before noon. For ages 3-6 with a caregiver. Click here for more info.
Monday 12/30 11:15am Itty Bitty New Year at the Watts Ice Center, Glencoe
Ring in the New Year with us! Don’t miss our kid friendly bash with crafts, New Year’s treats and sparkling grape juice, a DJ and a balloon drop at NOON! Join us for a countdown of fun! R/NR Fee: $5/10 per person (no season passes). Fee includes open family skate admission (skate rental $3.00 per person). Advanced registration required; recommended for children age 2-6 with an adult. Click here for more info.
Tuesday 12/31 10:00am Nibbles Annual New Year’s Eve Party – Count Down at Noon in Wheeling. It’s time to celebrate, Nibbles way. Includes New Year’s brunch buffet, crafts and Mickey and Minnie are coming for the big count down! Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for children. Click here for more info.
Tuesday 12/31 11:00am New Year’s Eve Party at Indian Trails Library
Ages 5-10 ONLY. Ring in the “new year” at our “early” party where we’ll make a craft, play a game, make some resolutions and enjoy snacks while waiting for the “midnight hour” at noon. At 11:45 a.m., parents and younger siblings may join us to celebrate the “New Year” Limit: 75. Tickets are required and will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the event. Click here for more info.
Tuesday 12/31 1pm Kiddy New Year Party with Balloon Drop at Orbit Skate Center (just outside of Lake County in Palatine) Click here for more info.
Tuesday 12/31 80’s themed New Year Party, Orbit Skate Center in Palatine
For older kids (and all ages) 6pm-10pm $18 per person Click here for more info.
1/1/2014 10am Polar Plunge, Waukegan Harbor
And after you have fun with the kids on New Year’s Eve, come join the New Year’s Day Polar Plunge in Waukegan. For only $10 (this includes a t-shirt) you can start your year off with a ‘splash’ and make 2014 the best year yet by Running into Lake Michigan! Hope to see you there!
Click here for more info.