December 28, 2009

Family Friendly New Year's Eve Ideas

The end of this week brings a new decade and a New Year, so what is one to do? If you have children, you may be hanging at your own home or you may go to someone else's home, but what if you'd like to "do" something to celebrate? Here are a couple great family-friendly New Year's eve ideas. Also if you have any other great ideas in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Chelsea, or Dexter, please add them to the comments at the end of this post, we're always looking for something great to do!!!

"Marathon Skate"

Begin the celebration early with skating at Ann Arbor's Vetran's Ice Arena (2150 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor). Skating runs from 1:10-5 p.m., and costs $6 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $5) with a $1 discount for Ann Arbor residents. Skate rentals for $3 are also available if you don't have your own ice skates. For more information call 761-7240.

Family New Years Eve Bowling

Celebrate as a family first with an evening of pizza, pins and pop at Ann Arbor's Colonial Lanes (1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor). Enjoy a good time together with unlimited Glow bowling, a Large one topping pizza, a pitcher of pop, party favors AND to get families in the spirit some boomin' music. All for just $49.95 per family of 4. (each additional person $8.00) Shoes are included for the youth. Make your reservations today - Pre-paid entries guarantee your spot. Knock down the old and roll in the new as a Family. Colonial Lanes offers 3 time slots for families at 12noon to 3:00pm, 3:30pm to 6:30pm, and 7:00pm to 10:00pm. For more information and to make a reservation call 665-4474.

24 Hours of Puppet Fun

The Dreamland Theatre in Ypsilanti (26 N. Washington, Ypsilanti) is hosting a 24 Hour Puppet Show for families. The Dreamland puppet troupe, Patrick Elkins and others (volunteers welcome) will be performing a live puppet show for 24 hours straight featuring a variety of Marionettes, shadow puppets, and rod puppets will be used to perform this epic production. The show funs from Noon December 31st through Noon January 1st. The only cost is a requested donation. For more information call 657-2337.

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