You might think that when you embark on a life with young kids that celebrating New Year’s Eve is a thing of the past. Afterall, the typical New Year’s Eve late night soiree, with fancy clothing, loud music and lots of cocktails, isn’t exactly a family-friendly environment. But in Indiana, there is a lot of fun to be had on December 31 where children are not only welcome, but encouraged to join in. So keep the 2011 party rolling and bring the kids along to these events:
Family New Year’s Eve at the Indiana State Museum 650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis
$11 for non-members, $6 for members
This event will feature face painting, stilt walkers, clowns and music. A balloon drop at 8 p.m. is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.
Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park
451 McCormick Creek Park Road, Spencer
A family of four can stay at the Inn for just $223.42, which includes dinner on December 31 and breakfast the next morning, dancing and youth activities, and overnight lodging. Reserve online using GROUP CODE 1231NE.
These are just a few ideas for family-friendly fun on New Year’s Eve. How do you plan to bring in 2012 with your family?