2012 is winding down and as we review the year in our minds, we are reminded of events both happy and sad. There is no better time than, now, to hold closer the ones who are dearest to us. As we ring 2013, please check out our Go! Weekend Picks for events where each of us can make happy memories spending time with our family and friends.
With the Kids:
Dayton ~ Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
What: Kid’s New Year’s Eve
Want something special to do with the kids on New Year’s Eve? Celebrate at the Boonshoft Museum with an afternoon of games and fun events, contests with prizes, and plenty of hands-on activities to ring in the New Year right. The list of activities includes Make a Snack with Earthfare, Animal Talks, SpacePark 360, Dance Contests, Karaoke, Face painting, Science on a Cart and Touch Live Sea Creatures. Doesn’t that sound like fun!?!
Where: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, OH 45414
When: December 31 1:00-4:00 pm.
$25.99 family 4 pack, in advance
$30.00 family 4 pack, day of the event.
$7.99 individual, in advance
$9.99 individual, day of the event
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Reservations are highly recommended.
Online sales end Friday, December 28 at 5 p.m.
All sales are final.
Order your tickets here.
Cincinnati ~ Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
What: Happy Zoo Year
Didn’t get to see the Festival of Lights, yet? Now is your chance. The Happy Zoo Year evening is filled with plenty to entertain and delight children of all ages. Choose between the 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 PM showings of the Madcap Puppet Theatre black-light show. Meet Baby Zoo Year and Father Time. The early Zoo Year countdown at Wings of Wonder Theater starts at 8:55 p.m. Fireworks will take place at 9:00 pm.
Where: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220
When: December 31 5 PM- 9 PM
However, the zoo opens at 9 am.
Pricing: The event is FREE with your zoo admission.
$15 for those ages 13-61
$10 for those 2-12 and 62+
Parking is $8.
Call 513-281-4700 for more information.
For the Grown-ups
What: Masquerade Ball: New Year’s Eve
Includes a two-room suite so you can enjoy the evening’s festivities without having to drive afterward. Partake of cocktails, buffet dinner, and an open bar. Ring in the New Year with a Champagne toast at midnight, and a midnight breakfast. In the morning, greet the New Year with a cooked to order breakfast and enjoy a late check-out.
Where: Embassy Suites Blue Ash
4554 Lake Forest Drive
Blue Ash, Oh 45242
$349 per couple
Call 513-733-8900 for reservations
From all of us at Barker, Beck, Collins & Kronauge Agency, enjoy your New Year and may you be blessed as the 2013 year unfolds.