Ring in the new year at one of these Milwaukee-area places hosting family-friendly celebrations on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31.
BIG BACKYARD NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY: On December 31st, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Big Backyard, 2857 S. 160th St., New Berlin, enjoy carnival games, face painting, karaoke, and each child receives a party horn! Pizza, hot dogs and snacks will be available for purchase. Pre-registration is required.
$10 per child (no charge for adults)
(262) 797-9117, thebigbackyardwi.com
BOUNCE MILWAUKEE'S FAMILY-FRIENDLY NEW YEAR'S EVE: On December 31st, join in the fun from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee, with unlimited access to laser tag, rock climbing, games, bouncing and more, including professional photos and massage chairs for the adults. A "midnight" balloon drop is at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $39 for everything or $18 for the buffet and family activities.
(414) 312-4357, bouncemilwaukee.com
CHASING TALES NOON YEAR'S CELEBRATION: On December 30, organized kid-friendly games and a craft, along with a balloon parachute drop at noon at Chasing Tales, 7265 S. 1st St., Oak Creek, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(414) 254-7529, chasingtalesforkids.com
FAMILY CELEBRATION AT THE DOMES: On December 31st, A night of entertainment, music and fun for the whole family, including a magician, face painting, crafts, a photo booth, fire eaters and more. 6–9 pm. Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd.
Pre-register. $15/adults and $5 for ages 3-17. Ages 2 and younger get in free.
(414) 257-5608, milwaukeedomes.org.
KIDS IN MOTION NEW YEAR'S PARTY: On December 31st, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., kids can enjoy snacks, laser tag, face painting, a balloon drop and more at 14135 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin.
$20 per child. For $35, you can drop of your child for the event. Pre-registration required.
(262) 649-3144, kidsinmotionwi.com
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT NOON AT BETTY BRINN: Ring in 2017 at Betty Brinn on December 30. Keep busy during the countdown by making your own party hat and creating something festive in the Be a Maker Space. The big ball will drop at noon, then you can celebrate with a juice toast and dancing. 9 a.m.–noon. Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave.