Things to Do

Have Kids? You Can Still Have Fun on New Year's Eve!

Wow! Children's Museum is hosting a New Year's Eve party.
Wow! Children's Museum is hosting a New Year's Eve party. Tricia Rubio Photography

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Baked Alaska at Steuben's, complete with a New Year's Eve sparkler.
Connor Green
Family Dinner
Steuben's, 7355 Ralston Road, Arvada
Book a table at Steuben’s Arvada for a special, family-friendly New Year’s Eve dinner. While you wait to dine on the restaurant's classic American fare (think hamburgers, fried chicken and crave-worthy appetizers), a table-side magician will make the rounds to entertain both young and old. Then, at 6 and 8 p.m., there will be champagne (for adults) and sparkling-cider toasts. Later, order dessert for a sizzling surprise. Reserve a table by calling 303-830-0096.

Italian Food and Fun
Mici Handcrafted Italian, five metro locations

Feed your kids in the most festive way possible this New Years Eve at all the Mici Handcrafted Italian locations. Each table comes equipped with noise-makers, party favors and dough balls; the bambini menu includes such childhood favorites as small pizzas, pasta with marinara or Alfredo sauce, and buttered noodles with parmesan. Count down the new year at 6:59 p.m. and toast with a glass of sparkling cider, then call it a night. To really get your 2019 off to a good start, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.

Paint Fireworks
PoshSplat, 2035 Broadway, Boulder

Your kids might miss the fireworks, but they can paint them at PoshSplat's special three-hour kids' camp (ages four and up) on New Year's Eve. For $24 each, they'll learn to paint fireworks; for an extra $5, they can enjoy a pizza party, too. All art goes home with the budding artists, so you can see fireworks all day, every day in 2019.

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Skate the Lake in Evergreen.
Evergreen Chamber of Commerce
Skate the Lake
 Lake House, Evergreen

Head for the hills for the annual all-ages Skate the Lake in Evergreen. From 6 to 10 p.m. you can skate around the lake while a DJ from Sound Mountain Entertainment plays a festive soundtrack, roast a marshmallow at a fire pit, play ice golf and broomball, and grab a snack from a food truck. At 8 p.m., there will be fireworks, too. Admission is $20 per person, with kids five and under admitted free (a portion of the proceeds goes to various local charities). Free shuttles run from the parking lots of The Wild Game, the US Bank Building and Christ the King Church, and even though it's a NYE celebration, no alcohol is allowed.

WOW!’s New Year’s Eve Parties
Children's Museum, 110 North Harrison, Lafayette

Just how early would you like to start celebrating New Year's? Wow! Children's Museum is hosting two-hour parties at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., with face painting, balloon animals, noisemaker crafts, refreshments and the Bunny and Birdie Comedy Magic Show. Close your eyes and make-believe it's midnight as you count down with your tots, then get everyone to bed by 7 p.m. Join the fun for $11 per child and $6 per adult.
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Linnea Covington moved back to Denver after spending thirteen years in New York City and couldn't be happier to be home, exploring the Mile High and eating as much as possible, especially when it involves pizza or ice cream.
Contact: Linnea Covington