You don’t have to keep the kids up until midnight to celebrate the New Year, there are plenty of happenings that get the party started early for little ones.
A Noon Year’s Eve Party on Dec. 30 features a family-friendly countdown complete with crafts, snacks, music and dancing, all followed by a balloon drop and soda pop toast at noon. Head to the Covington Branch Library (502 Scott Blvd.) at 11:30 a.m. Call 859-962-4077 or visit kentonlibrary.org.
Join the Hap-pea All Year story time on Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble West Chester (9455 Civic Center Blvd.) for some fun with the peas from the bestselling LMNO Peas book. Call 513-755-2258.
It’s a New Year’s Eve Party for the whole family at the Behringer-Crawford Museum (1600 Montague Road, Covington). From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Dec. 31, families will enjoy crafts, games, a light lunch and a toast to 2017. Cost is $5 members, $10 nonmembers, and free ages 2 and younger. Call 859-491-4003 or visit bcmuseum.org.
Woodland Mound (8250 Old Kellogg Road) will host a Family New Year’s Eve Celebration on Dec. 31 from 4 – 7 p.m. Enjoy music, games and crafts to celebrate the New Year, along with live animal programs, face painting, a magician and dancing to a live band. RSVP is required, so be sure to call 513-521-7275 or visit greatparks.org before you go.