Rockport New Year's Eve will have plenty of fun and entertainment for families starting at 6 pm and running all the way through to the count down and ball drop in Dock Square at midnight! There will be magicians, puppet shows, and even a drum parade with a green dancing dragon. This all happens with a backdrop live performances of dance & music ranging from classical music, jazz, reggae and rock & roll! So buy your buttons, come to Rockport, and get ready for a fun evening to ring in the New Year as a family!
Bring your family to Downtown Beverly for a safe, fun, family-oriented New Year Celebration. There's all kind of activities and events planned in and around the Beverly's Downtown area that are designed to entertain and keep families engaged throughout the afternoon.
Learn about the history of the Barlet Mall, including information on Victorian era landscape architect Charles Eliot, the significance of the George Washington statue, the oldest functioning courthouse in the nation, how rope was made at the Mall, and a World War I memorial to a native son. Newburyport Preservation Trust, Historic New England, the Old Museum of Newbury, and others will be on hand to share their knowledge.
The folks at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary have created an owling expedition just for kids aged 3-6! In the barn, kids will learn about owls and how they live through hands on activities. Then we'll head outside into the fading light of the sanctuary and practice our owl calls - hopefully prompting a response. After the adventure is over, we'll meet back in the barn for a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!
Wenham Museum has a special New Year's Eve celebration planned just for kidsand families! Join us at the Wenham Museum for our annual New Year’s Eve Countdown to Midnight for families. We will have special performances, face painting by Flynntastics Faces, Balloon Animals, Festive Hat Making, and a Ginger-ale Toast at 12 Noon. Reservations are highly recommended. Everyone age one year old and up, needs a ticket for this program. The museum is only open for this event and will not be open for general museum visits. With reservation $10 Members, with reservation $12 Nonmembers. $15 At-the-door for everyone without a reservation.
The Sawyer Free Library invites kids to fun puppet show featuring Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals! Lindsay shares her hand crafted, life size puppets with children and families across NH, MA, and ME. Filled with silliness, crowd participation, and lovable characters, her charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart! Don't miss this show - your kids will be chattering for weeks about these crazy animals!
Performed by the Mud Eye Puppet Company, Hank Dave's Thoreau Down is an all-ages puppet show following the adventures of 8-year-old Jazzmine, who journeys to magical lands with Henry David Thoreau. Wally the Walrus will also make an appearance, once again coming face-to-face and tooth-to-tooth with the challenges of oral hygiene. And if we are lucky, the brave adventurers from the Space Betterment Foundation will take us with them on a new journey to a better space.
A representative from the Pentucket chapter of Thom Child and Family Services will visit the library to talk about Early Intervention services for children ages birth to three with developmental difficulties or those who are at risk for them. Early Intervention is a State and Federally mandated service: there are no out-of-pocket costs to families for early intervention services.
Wednesday, December 12
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