Family Friendly Ways to Ring in the New Year!

untitledBy Heather Crivellone

Another holiday season is just about over- the wrapping paper has been recycled, the presents have been put away and the kids are busy playing with their new toys, and parents are counting down the days until school starts back up.  Yet- we have one more final “Sha-Bang” to finalize 2015…. New Year’s Eve! I’m sure everyone is frantically eating the last of the Christmas cookies, making their resolutions and wondering if those resolutions will actually “stick” this year. If this is the year that you are planning on losing weight, exercising more, organizing more or whatever you plan to resolve to do- I wish you good luck on all of them.

But before the New Year begins- we still have one last “hoorah”, New Year’s Eve. If you are trying to find something fun to do with your family- since the kids (or yourself) may or may not stay up until midnight to watch the ball fall and ring in the New Year, I have a few options around town that may be just what you are looking for!

Bounce U located in Roseville and Rancho Cordova is hosting a New Year’s Eve DAY celebration. $8.95 per child. From 3:30-5pm, they will have games, crafts, and an NYE celebration to help the kids ring in the New Year. And of course- there will be plenty of bouncing to help get their energy out, so maybe mom and dad can have a peaceful evening.

Crocker Art Museum- Holiday Noon Year’s Eve.  An event that everyone can stay awake for!  From 10am-2pm, join others at the museum and “count down” to the New Year at noon, while learning about New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world.  Enjoy live music, entertainment and more at this family friendly event.

Roller King in Roseville will be hosting a “Blackout Skate Night”. From 7pm-1am, your family can skate in the New Year.  Music, games and fun for the entire family.  Bring a canned food item and receive $10 off your admission! $20 admission without a food item, $10 with an item to donate.

Sacramento Children’s Museum is hosting their “Who Year” celebration. From 9am-5pm, kids can enjoy the museum and celebrate New Year’s at every time zone.  They will have the opportunity to make crafts, celebrate with a “bubble stomp” and learn about different traditions around the world.

Old Sacramento New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular.  This is Free family fun event to ring in the New Year with Fireworks, entertainment and fun.  From 6pm- Midnight, put on your gloves, warm jackets and head out to Old Sacramento for the big fireworks spectacular. Kid friendly music, games and prizes will begin at 6pm. Fireworks to kick off the East Coast new year will begin at 9pm (to get those kids in bed) and if you would like to enjoy our West Coast new year, they will also have the firework show at 12pm.

So however you plan to spend your New Years, I wish you a very safe a happy holiday and cheers to you and your family and all those resolutions that are to be made!




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