6 Local New Year's Eve Family Events

By Barbara Evangelista, Publisher December 28, 2016
New Year's Eve can be a challenge with kids. Find a babysitter (good luck with that!) and enjoy a Date Night, or keep the kids out late and cross your fingers they're not grouchy the next day?  Fortunately, there are several local fun family events happening during the day on New Year's Eve so maybe you can do both!

Billerica's Family New Year Celebration
Saturday 12/31, 4-8 PM
Town Hall, 365 Boston Rd, Billerica
Music, games, crafts, food, entertainment, wagon rides and much more.

Bessie's New Year's Eve Dance Party at The Discovery Museums
Saturday 12/31, 10 AM-12 PM
The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St, Acton
$12.50 museum admission
Make party hats and noisemakers, dance, and countdown to 12 (noon). Wear your finest pajamas!

New Year's Eve Afternoon Skate
Saturday 12/31, 1-5 PM
Roller Kingdom, 355 Middlesex Rd, Tyngsboro
$9 admission, $1 skate rental. Parents admission free, $3 skate rental.
Skate to music and videos. Snack bar, laser tag and arcade games at extra charge. Countdown at 3 PM with hats, games and prizes.

New Year's Eve Family Fun at Tyngsboro Sports Center
Saturday 12/31, 5-10 PM
Tyngsboro Sports Center, 18 Progress Ave, Tyngsboro
$25 per family
Kids can play games on all the fields, which will be staffed with coaches. Parents, join the kids or enjoy the cash bar. Bring a potluck dish to share or waters. RSVP at link above.

Wamesit Lanes Daytime Family Party Packages
Saturday 12/31, 2-hour blocks from 10 AM-12 PM, 12:30-2:30 PM or 3-5 PM
Wamesit Lanes Family Entertainment Center, 434 Main St, Tewksbury
$125 for 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental for 6 people, a large cheese pizza and unlimited soft drinks

New Year's Eve Party at Cowabungas Inflatable Playground
Saturday 12/31, open 10 AM-4 PM
Cowabungas, 265 Main St, North Reading
$10 for kids, adults and babies are free
Kids can play on the inflatable playgrounds and enjoy confetti countdowns at 12 PM and 3 PM

Other ideas:
Funtagious Fun Center in Tyngsboro and BB Kidz Klub in Westford are open until 8 PM on New Year's Eve.

Do you know of other family-friendly New Year's Eve activities in Greater Lowell?  Comment below!