Looking for New Year's Eve parties that the whole family can enjoy? Here are some kid-friendly events on December 31!

An early bedtime shouldn't keep your kiddos from getting in on some of the New Year's Eve action! Here are some kid-friendly parties so your little ones can celebrate the new year, too. Noon Year's Eve at The Children's Museum Denver | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus | $15 for ages 2-59 Featuring ball drops, countdowns, and rainbow confetti every hour, The Children's Museum pulls out all the stops for an unforgettable New Year's Eve party! Plus, kids will enjoy noisemaker crafts, sparkly science experiments, face-painting, and more! Click here for details! Noon Year's Eve at Boondocks | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Boondocks Food & Fun, Parker and Northglenn | $17.95 Ring in the New Year at noon with a balloon drop and bubble wrap stomp, amidst Boondocks' usual array of amazing activities, like laser tag, mini golf, bumper boats, go-karts, and more! Or, attend the evening celebration (6 p.m.–1 a.m.) for a few bucks more. For more info, check out Parker's site here and Northglenn's site here. Noon Year's Eve at Douglas County Libraries | 12–1 p.m. All Douglas County library branches (except Louviers) | Free (registration required) Perfect for little ones who need to turn in early, this lively New Year's Eve countdown will take place at 12:30 p.m. and feature crafts and refreshments! Click here for more info.
Skate the Lake | 6 p.m. Evergreen Lake House | $20 in advance; Free for kids 6 and under  This one's a true Colorado experience, with fire pits, sleigh rides, live music, food, games, and -- hopefully -- ice skating! Plus, there will be fireworks to celebrate the turn of the year! The party is alcohol-free. Click here for more information. Zoo Year's Eve | 5:30 p.m. Denver Zoo | $15 for adults; $10 for kids It's all the fun of Zoo Lights with a special New Year's Eve countdown at 9 p.m.! The kids will love it, and they'll be tucked into bed in time for you to head off to an adult party or watch the ball drop on TV. Visit the zoo's website for more info! Bowlero Lone Tree | Times vary Prices vary With both a daytime package and an evening package, Bowlero lets you tailor your New Year's Eve activity to your taste. Included is unlimited bowling, a buffet, and a sparkling cider toast (champagne for adults!). Visit their website for more details.
Are you planning to attend any of these kid-friendly NYE bashes? Leave a comment below and let us know!

After the kids are tucked in, head down to Union Station for one of three NYE bashes!