See "The Amazing Castle" exhibit at the Minnesota Children's Museum as part of Sparkle-rama.

Bruce Silcox, Minnesota Children's Museum

Family spotlight: New Year's Eve with kids

  • Article by: MELISSA WALKER
  • Sta rTribune
  • December 29, 2012 - 1:13 PM


Toddlers and tweens need not put a damper on your New Year's festivities. The Twin Cities area has several offerings for families to bring in 2013 with fun and flair.

Get some exercise and throw a few snowballs at Lebanon Hills Regional Parks' celebration. Enjoy candle-lit ice skating, hiking, snowshoeing and the park's sled hill. (5-8 p.m. Mon. $8-$10. Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Rd., Eagan. 651-554-6530.) The city of Maple Grove is hosting a Family New Year's Eve Party with music, dancing, ice skating, karaoke, board games and balloon drop at 9:45 p.m. (6-10 p.m. Mon. $9-$12. Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd., Maple Grove. 763-494-6500. www. Put on a sequined ensemble and romp through exhibits such as "The Amazing Castle" and "Ball-o-Rama" at Sparkle-rama. This family New Year's Eve celebration offers music by Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade, snacks, and a magical countdown and ball drop at 8 p.m. (6-9 p.m. Mon. $14. Minnesota Children's Museum, 10 W. 7th St., St. Paul. 651-225-6000.


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