Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

image from kozzi.com
In my younger years, New Year's Eve was a very big deal. Not so much that I got hyped up over the new year part, but that I got really into all the parties and the chance to dress up. Dinner parties and potlucks were followed by cocktails somewhere else, then downtown for fireworks, and back to someone's house for nightcaps. Sometimes a bunch of us would all crash at one house and then have a fabulous breakfast together in the (late) morning. And more often than not I was wearing a gold ballgown or retro black silk cocktail dress. Those were the days!

In my thirties New Year's Eve took a turn to the domestic, and this has in no way been a bad thing. Now we spend the occasion with our kids. We have gotten into the habit of ordering sushi, maybe having another family join us, watching a movie, and letting the kids stay up late. Sparklers in the backyard are the most raucous part of our celebration. I know that we are making great family memories with the kids by spending this night with them, because even our 17 year old still plans to join us this year! Who'd a thunk?

Of course, there are also options for going out on the town with your wee ones this New Year's. You can create amazing memories with a special event, such as a trip to the Toronto Zoo for their 10th annual New Year's Eve Family Countdown. New Year's Eve with the animals, and a kids' countdown at 8pm. Think how much fun the little ones will have experiencing a new year's countdown in a crowd of celebrating families, and still get to bed at a reasonable hour?

Here the details for this great event:

Toronto Zoo's 10th Annual New Year's Eve Family Countdown 
Front Entrance, Americas & Australasia Pavilions and Tundra Trek
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (doors open at 4:45 pm) and Parking is FREE!
Don't miss some great entertainment including:
  • "That 60s Show" tribute band
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Majinx Magic Show
  • Kung Fu Panda's "Po" and The WotWots Meet & Greets
  • WILD animal visitors
  • Kid's Countdown at 8:00pm!
Ticket Pricing
General (includes Adults & Seniors) $20.00
Children (4 - 12) $12.00
Children (3 & under) FREE  *NOTE Children (3 & under) must have a ticket

Maybe I'll see you there!

Disclosure: In return for posting this information I will receive 2 tickets for this event. No other compensation has been received, and all opinions on this blog remain my own.

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