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New Year's Eve with Baby-on-Board

By Elizabeth Shapiro in Miscellaneous on Dec 28, 2007 6:49PM

If you’re lucky, your toddler will be asleep, blissfully unaware when the last minutes of 2007 tick by. An earlier bed time doesn’t mean that he or she has to miss out on the festivities, though; a handful of places in and around Chicago are hosting New Year’s Eve parties for the little ones, with dancing, snacks and party favors at an earlier countdown.

2007_12_Fireworks.jpgRosedale Park on the northwest side is hosting their third annual New Year’s Eve bash tonight. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., 6-12 year olds can snack on pizza and play games for only $5. Kids looking to count down on the 31st can head to My Corner Playroom on Clybourn for their share of dance music, party hats, crafts and healthy snacks before their 5 p.m countdown. It’s free for members and adults, $15 for each non-member kid and $10 for each sibling. Navy Pier will even be setting off some early fireworks at 7 p.m. for families who can’t make their midnight show.

For those of you willing to travel to the ‘burbs, check out Wonderworks, the children’s museum in Oak Park. They’re hosting a party with multiple countdowns and sparkling grape juice from 12-5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Our own Lincoln Park Zoo is still showing off their Zoo Lights on the evening of the 31st; you can also head out to Brookfield Zoo and rock out with Radio Disney before their 8 p.m. countdown.

Fireworks from the Navy Pier website.