What's On This Weekend: December 29-31

Was it just us, or did the last 12 months flip by at hummingbird-wing speed? It's crazy to be staring 2018 in the face, but here we are. How do you celebrate the New Year? Does your family have any traditions?

There are lots of early celebrations around to enjoy if your little ones can't stay up till midnight, or if you prefer to ring in the new year at home, some sparkling cider, balloons and a YouTube'd ball drop are all you need for a party.

New Year's Day is the perfect time to take a winter hike at a state park or connect with nature another way. It's a beautiful, bright new beginning, so get out and enjoy it.

Happy 2018, friends!

FRIDAY

  • Head to Holland's Outdoor Discovery Center for an epic scavenger hunt

  • Snap a few selfies at Sarett Nature Center in Benton Harbor for the chance to win a fab prize

SATURDAY

  • Sign up for a classic Holiday Hoops 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Holland

  • Ring in the new year with games, prizes, a countdown and the ball drop during the Holland Aquatic Center's annual new year luau

  • End the year on a positive note during the family-friendly New Year's Eve Run, Walk & Ramble in Holland

SUNDAY

  • Party like it's midnight at the Forever Curious Children's Museum's kid-centric New Year celebration, with crafts, music, games and a noontime balloon drop

  • Make a noisemaker, create a resolution wand, dance and play your way into 2018 at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Check out all the end-of-year celebrations and more on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar.

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