South Sound Family Friendly New Years Eve Events

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Looking for family friendly New Years Eve options in Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, or your South Sound home?

Here’s a list of New Years events suitable for kids and kids at heart!

Night Time Events

First Night in TacomaThis is a growing celebration in downtown Tacoma. Purchase a button (10.00 before the 31st or 14.00 on the day of). Kids 10 and under are free. Buttons get you free skate rental at the Polar Plaza, free entry to the Children’s Museum, and The Museum of Glass, plus access to a variety of live entertainment. This link shows all the kid friendly options by hour.

New Years Eve at Tiffany’s Skate Inn in Puyallup 7:30PM-1:30AM 20.00 admission includes skating, all you can eat pizza and pop, balloon drop, and raffles  Non skating parents are 10.00.

Lock in, overnight for kids 9-15 at Edgeworks Climbing

You can also hit  Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Lake (Drive-Thru) until 9PM Go here for a 3.00 off coupon. or  Zoolights at Pt.Defiance Zoo until 9PM Zoo admission gets pricey. SFM recommends investing in an annual pass (Christmas gift from grandma?) unless you can take advantage of monthly free days for city of Tacoma residents. Members get discounted Zoolights admission (sadly, not free). Holiday with Lights at Wild Waves is open until 10PM.

Daytime Events

New Years Eve Jump at Pump it Up in Tacoma 10AM  Other daytime jumping sessions today, also.

Activities at the Children’s Museum in Tacoma 10AM-5PM  Make noisemakers; enjoy hourly, “Parades,” through the museum beginning at 12. Admission pay-as-you-will

Happy Noon Year at the Main Branch of the Tacoma Library 11:15  Concert with Jim Valley, balloon drop, party hat decorating

New Years Eve for Little Kids at the Gig Harbor Library 11AM craft, dancing, snacks, and a countdown for kids 0-6

Noon Years Eve at the Hands-on Children’s Museum in Olympia Countdown at noon, special activities including face painting, glow science, and more. 15.00 for non members/ 4.00 for accompanying adults 10AM-3PM

Of course, the other option is to do your own New Years Eve. Pick another time zone and do your celebration early enough to get off the roads and get everyone in bed (Full Disclosure: It’s the grown-ups at the SFM house who most need early bedtimes!)

If you know of another great option for ringing in 2013, leave a comment, or drop me a line!

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