What to do with the kids on New Year's Eve in the San Francisco Bay Area? Here are some family-friendly options. Goldstar is listing New Year's Eve events (at a discount!) - some you may need a date for!
HALF MOON BAY
What: Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve
When: Wednesday, December 31
, 5-9 p.m
Where: The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Details: Live music by local favorites the Bone Drivers, delivering a fun and dance-party-inducing soundtrack with which to ring in the new year. There will also be menu and drink specials all night long, and when the ball drops on the East Coast (9 p.m. West Coast time) the TVs in the bar will be showing it and everyone at the Brewing Company will celebrate like it’s 2015.
What: Noon Year's Eve
Where: Bay Area Discovery Museum - Sausalito
When: December 31 from 9 to 2
Details: Count down to New Year's. Celebrate the clock striking 12 noon and create your own noisemakers and party hats as the ball drops.
Cost: $12 for admission, includes event. Optional bubbles and beads party package.
RSVP: Drop-in or get advanced tickets
What: Bell ringing ceremony
Where: Asian Art Museum - San Francisco
When: Sunday, December 30. 11:30 to 2:30
Details: Good explanation of Japanese bell ringing tradition here. Workshops and activities going on that day as well.
RSVP: none. Children 12 and under get in free. Get your numbered tickets at the front desk.
Cost: Free with admission
What: Noon Year's Eve Celebration
Where: Hiller Aviation Museum - San Carlos \
When: December 31st, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (balloon drop at noon)
Details: Face painting, magician, music, games, bounce house, climbing wall, flight simulation game, live entertainment, balloon drop
Cost: free with admission.
What: Noon Year's Eve
Where: Children's Discovery Museum - San Jose
When: December 31st, all day until 4
Details: Celebrate the new year each hour, for different time zones
Cost: free with admission
What: Oakland Zoolights
When: through January 4, 2015. On December 31, Zoolights is 5:30-9 p.m.
Details: This isn't a special New Year's Eve program, but if you're looking to do something fun that night, check out the Zoolights. There's holiday decorations, lights and music - at night!
Cost: $7-8 plus zoo admission for nonmembers