New Year’s Eve around Chicago with kids in tow

Hey, midnight is late. So we’ve rounded up the best non-New Year’s New Year’s events, helping you and your sleepy celebrators ring in 2011 in style.

Zoo Years Eve

Includes live DJ music, games, party favors, prizes and an early countdown at 8 p.m. (in the Holly Jolly Theater). At the Hamill Family Play Zoo you can make your own noisemaker and enjoy an early kid-friendly countdown at 8 p.m.

Countdown to Fun!

Design a party hat, create a noise maker, and get showered with confetti as we find out where in the world it’s midnight each hour and countdown to fun. Ring in the New Year all afternoon with this energetic blend of math, physics, fun, and art.

Bubble Bash 2016: Under the Sea

Dive into an Under The Sea voyage complete with fish kites, sand painting, turtle shell weaving and more.

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