Plymouth’s Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration

Plymouth celebrates 2016 a couple of hours early, so the wee ones can watch the ball drop, too.
Josh, Bradyn, 6½, Kinsey, 3½, and Desiree Ruppert get ready for a New Year’s Eve perfect for the kids.

The city of Plymouth has a history of staying in tune with what families want, and when it comes to New Year’s, the people have spoken, asking for a fun family celebration before Time Square’s ball drops each December 31.

This year is no different, bringing back popular activities to ring in the New Year with ice skating, crafts, face painting, entertainment, swimming, inflatables, food, games and open gym time. Recreation supervisor Cindy Anderson says she’s heard of families coming out and celebrating together until 9 p.m., then bringing the kids home for bed, hiring a babysitter and capping the night with some adults-only time.

There’s value in planning ahead: Cost is $10 per person if registered by 4:30 p.m. December 31 (registration opens December 8 for Plymouth residents); registration at the door is $13. (Kids younger than 2 years old are free.) A meal of pizza or hot dogs and a beverage is included. Enter at the ice center. Plymouth Ice Center.

New Year’s Eve Event
TIME: 6–9 p.m.
DATE: December 31
WHERE: Plymouth Ice Center/Life Time Fitness, 3650 Plymouth Blvd.
INFO: 763.509.5200