Can’t afford a babysitter, but still want to have some holiday fun this New Year’s Eve?
Look no further than your own back yard. Detroit and its surrounding suburbs are hosting several family-friendly events that will let parents and their children safely ring in the new year. During my research I found that these events have been hosted for many years and have attendances in the thousands. So join the fun while staying close to home. These family friendly activities start early and are also easy on the wallet.
Here’s hoping you have a Happy 2009!
Start off 2009 with a Healthy Kick! Join several walks hosted by the Belle Isle Casino
Event name: Children’s 1 Mile Run/Walk * Open 1 Mile Run / Walk * 4 Mile Race Walk / Fitness Walk * 4 Mile Run
Location: The Belle Isle Casino located at Belle Isle Park in Downtown Detroit
Time: 3:30 PM (Children’s & Open 1 Mile Run/Walk) * 3:35 PM (4 Mile Race Walk/Fitness Walk) * 4:00 PM (4 Mile Run)
For an Entry Form:Printable Entry Form (pdf)
Event name: New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Location: Troy Community Center / 3179 Livernois / Troy, MI
Time: 5:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Cost: $8 for children age 6 and up, $5 for children under age 6.
Activities/Additional Info: Swimming, crafts, games, bounce castle, pizza, goody bags and more. A parent must accompany child.
Call 248.524.3484 for more information.
Event name: News Year’s Eve Event at the Summit
Location: Summit on the Park 1150 Canton Center S / Canton, MI
Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cost: $7 per person or $23 for a family of four
Activities/Additional Info: Swimming, games, dancing, a DJ and so much more. Open to residents and nonresidents.
For More Information, call Jon LaFever at: 734.394.5460
Event name: First Night Birmingham
Location: Downtown Birmingham: Along Maple Rd and Old Woodward Ave.
Time: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Cost:Free for children 10 years and under and $10 for everyone over 10 years old CASH ONLY.
Activities/Additional Info: Performances from magicians and puppets, face painting, and live music. / For venue info: http://www.partnerswiththearts.org/map.htm
For More Information, call First Night Headquarters at: (248)593-6980 or (248)258-9075
Event name:Downtown New Year’s Eve Gala
Location: Downtown Mount Clemens, MI at the intersection of New Street & Main Street across from the County Bldg. at the Clock Tower
Time: 10:30 PM -Midnight
Activities/Additional Info: Live music, karaoke, and fireworks at midnight. Stores in the area plan to offer free hot chocolate to visitors. Other refreshments are to be available for purchase. For event schedule: Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority – Event Calendar
For additional information, please call: 586-469-4168.