Ring in the new year with the kids this weekend!

30 Friday

Apple Holler Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides: Enjoy the magic of winter with an old-fashioned sleigh ride. Traveling through the crisp snow and hearing the clump of the horses' hooves will transport you back to a simpler time. Sleigh rides last approximately 30 minutes. The ride ends with S'mores, hot cider or hot chocolate around a campfire. If snow cover is sparse, a horse-drawn wagon ride can be arranged.

Apple Holler, 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant

$75 for up to four people and $10 for additional person.

Reservations are required and will be taken throughout the winter season.

262-884-7100, appleholler.com

Chasing Tales Noon Year's Celebration: Organized kid-friendly games and a craft, along with a balloon parachute drop at noon.

Chasing Tales, 7265 S. 1st St., Oak Creek

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $10

414 254-7529, chasingtalesforkids.com

New Year's Eve at Noon: Celebrate 2017 early! Kids can make a party hat, create something festive in the "Be a Maker" space and be wide awake when they toast the new year (with juice) as they sing, dance and count down to our annual New Year's Eve at Noon ball drop.

Betty Brinn's Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free with admission

414-390-5437 bbcmkids.org

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: The beloved TV classic "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" soars off the screen and returns to First Stage this holiday season.

Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee

3:30, 7 p.m. $12-$37.50


Up North Holiday: The BMO Harris annual holiday display includes 150 life-sized Steiff animals displayed in the bank's lobby, where they are ice-fishing, playing hockey, figure skating, cross-country skiing and having a snowball fight.

BMO Harris Bank Lobby, 770 N. Water St., Milwaukee

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

31 Saturday

Apple Holler Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides: See December 30 listing.

Big Backyard New Year's Party: 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.

The Big Backyard, 2857 S. 160th St., New Berlin

5 to 7:30 p.m., $10 per child (no charge for adults)

262-797-9117, thebigbackyardwi.com

Bounce Milwaukee's Family-Friendly New Year's Eve:  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.

Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee

5 to 9 p.m., Tickets are $39 for everything or $18 for the buffet and family activities.

414-312-4357, bouncemilwaukee.com

Kids in Motion New Year's Party: Snacks, laser tag, face painting, a balloon drop and more!

Kids in Motion, 14135 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin

6 to 8:30 p.m., $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 Family Festival: A Domes traditional celebration for families, a night of entertainment, music and food!

Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30 p.m.

See December 30 listing for more details.

Up North Holiday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See December 30 listing for more details.

Winter Walk at Wehr: Join us for a Winter Wonderland Walk. Discover how plants and wildlife thrive in our harsh northern climate. After our walk, warm up by our roaring fireplace while being treated to a steaming hot chocolate.

Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin

12:30 to 2:00 p.m., $10/Person, $7/Milwaukee County resident, $5/Friends of Wehr member, registration required by December 27


1 Sunday

Apple Holler Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides: See December 30 listing.

Eble Public Skate: Join us on New Year's Day for some family ice skating!

Eble Park Ice Arena, 19400 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield

12 to 3 p.m.


Free Zoo Admission: Milwaukee County residents receive free admission on New Year's Day!

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Up North Holiday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See December 30 listing for more details.

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