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New Year’s Eve events for families in Chicago

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If you are looking for a child-centered New Year’s Eve party check out these 3 events happening this Tuesday. All conclude well before midnight, as every parent knows the dangers that come with an overtired little one, but are still loads of fun and excitement. Be sure to make new friends for the new year, too!

Zoo Year’s Eve –FREE with admission
Who: Best for families with children under 6
What: Live performances, games, prizes, and an early countdown at 8 PM
When: 12/31/13 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Brookfield Zoo

Chicago Children’s Museum-FREE with admission
Who: Best for children under 10
What: Fun activities, a countdown, and located within Navy Pier-an added bonus.
When: 12/02/0133
Where: Chicago Children's Museum

Oak Lawn Children’s Museum-Free with admission for adults and children, GRANDPARENTS FREE
Who: Families with young children, including GRANDPARENTS
What: Fun activities, a countdown from 11-1 p.m., crafts, games, and face painting. The best part? Grandparents get everything FREE!
When: 12/31/2013 from 11 to 1 p.m.
Where: Oak Lawn’s Children’s Museum

Other ideas: ice skating, open gyms, a marathon of your family’s favorite movies of the year (complete with favorite foods and drinks), and a personal favorite-spring cleaning!

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