Happy New Year Smarties! I hope you have been enjoying the holiday and are recovering from the excitement of Christmas. The biggest events this weekend surround welcoming the New Year and the bowl game in town. Uptown will be rocking with activities for all to enjoy. Go by Discovery Place, ImaginOn and the Mint Museum to enjoy the activities they are offering. Enjoy!
Charlotte Nature Museum
Exhibit now open, Museum Hours are Tues.-Fri., 9:00am-5:00pm; Sat., 10:00am-5:00pm; Sun., noon-5:00pm
Walk among free-flying butterflies. Watch butterflies grow in the chrysalis’ house and get close when they land to taste their favorite flowers with their feet.
First Night Charlotte
December 31, 3:00pm-midnight
Join us for Charlotte’s most exciting, imaginative and uplifting cultural event of the year. Our celebration features a fantastic array of events and activities for all to enjoy in a safe, alcohol-free environment. Taking place on New Year’s Eve, there is plenty to do for kids and adults. There is a kids portion of First Night from 3-7pm with a kid’s countdown from 7-7:45 on 7th street!Evening programming from 8-11:30 with the finale countdown at the main stage until midnight!! Cost is $10, kids 7-12 are $5 and under 6 is free.
First Night Kids
December 31, 3:00pm-7:00pm
Grab the kids and ring in the New Year!
First Night Kids is perfect for the entire family, and kicks off First Night Charlotte. Kids of all ages can enjoy the music, dance, theater, history, science and much more. First Night Kids is scheduled between 3 PM and 7 PM with events and performances at ImaginOn, Levine Museum of the New South, City Market (Former Reid’s store on 7th street) and Discovery Place (PLEASE NOTE: Discovery Place will close at 6:00pm)
Noon Year’s Eve
Mint Museum Uptown
December 31, 10:30am-12:30pm
Mark your calendars and make plans to join Radio Disney in welcoming 2011 with a countdown to NOON! Ring in the New Year in Disney style with music, games, family tours of the Museum, and a non-stop dance party. Free for families with children ages 16 and under.