Party On! Ring In 2018 With The Kids
Whether your New Year's Eve plans include staying up until the clocks tick over to 2018 or celebrating early enough to tuck the little ones in on time, we've rounded up a dozen of the most stupendous Southwest Michigan celebrations for the whole family.
Zip line across a river, splash down a water slide, zoom down the bunny hill or take part in a colorful balloon drop at the stroke of noon. Read on for all the end-of-year details.
Riverfront | Allegan
Zip across the river on a 60' zipline before the ball drops and fireworks light up the river at the stroke of midnight. Fire pits, hot chocolate, s'mores, music. $12 per person. Dec 31, 8 pm-midnight.
Holland Aquatic Center | Holland
Ring in the New Year a day early with the always exhilarating New Year's Luau, featuring games, prizes, a countdown and a ball drop. $8 per person. Dec 30, 12-3 pm.
Holland Area Arts Council | Holland A puppet show, crafts, games, party hats, noisemakers and a balloon drop -- plus some tasty treats -- at The Studio. $10 per child (adults are free). Dec 31, 10 am-2 pm.
Forever Curious Children's Museum | Fennville Special crafts, music, games, refreshments and a noontime balloon drop at Forever Curious Children's Museum. $5 per person. Dec 31, 10 am-1 pm.
Grand Rapids Children's Museum | Grand Rapids
Celebrate with a DIY noisemaker, resolution wand, dancing and plenty of imagination-fueled play at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum. $12 per person. Dec 31, 6-8 pm.
Bam Entertainment Center | Holland
2 games of laser tag, 2 slices of pizza, a soda and a $10-arcade game card for just $20 per person. Dec 31, 9 am-2 am.
Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area | Jones Free lessons until 10 pm, two separate parties (one for families and one for adults only), food specials, music and a torch light parade at midnight. Dec 31, 7 pm-1 am.
Surfari Joe's Indoor Wilderness Waterpark | Watervliet Package includes an overnight stay, one large pizza and two liter of soda, a DJ playing family-friendly dance music in the water park, a cider/champagne toast, and free New Year's Day breakfast. Starts at $259. Dec 31, 3 pm-midnight.
Jungle Joe's Family Fun Center | Portage Ring in the new year with glowing inflatables, pizza specials, crafts, games and more. $18 per child; $8 per adult; $5 per toddler (early bird admission discounts are available). Dec 31, 5-8 pm.
Rollerworld | Kalamazoo
Skating, a pizza buffet, song requests, games, contests and a balloon drop just for the little ones. $25 per person ($35 the day of). Dec 31, 8 pm-midnight.
Chipman Preserve | Comstock Twp Bird seed confetti, a bubble machine, party popper favors, photos and a leisurely hike. Free. Dec 31, 11:45-1 pm.
Downtown Holland A non-competitve, family-oriented walk/run designed to end the year on a positive note.
Dec 30, 6-7 pm.