Family Friendly Crooked Tree New Year’s Eve Event

December 29, 2014
New years 2015

With New Year’s Eve 2014 being only days away do you have any big plans? I fondly remember the days long before kids planning the perfect evening with friends weeks a head of time. That also meant picking the perfect outfit and matching accessories. Ahhhhhhh, memories. Then the hubs and I decided to get married and have 3 kids. In a row. Literally. 1 kid a year. Yes, looking back I was young and in love but I digress, that was also about the time I said so long to partying all night sans kids. My all nighters now meant getting up with my cuties versus hanging out with friends.

The kids are a little bit older now, not by much, but still old enough to enjoy a fun evening out of the house without having a melt down. We can actually celebrate New Year’s Eve as a family and spending time with them is so fun at this age! As of this year, I joined Crooked Tree Arts Program because the kids were interested in some fun extracurricular after school activities. Addie does ballet, Stosh took a pottery class and soon Maggie will join her older sister in dance as well. A membership for us was worth the cost of the classes and Crooked Tree has so much to offer Northern Michigan residents.

New Years Eve at Crooked Tree Arts Center

(Photo Credit: Crooked Tree Arts Center)

Looking a head to New Year’s Eve this year I had forgotten Crooked Tree started a family friendly New Year’s Program several years ago here in Petoskey. It’s the perfect event for those that want to celebrate New Year’s Eve with their children but not spend all night on the town.

The festivities start at 5pm on Wednesday December 31st and run through 9pm when a shimmery disco ball is dropped in front of Crooked Tree on Division Street to signify the new year. The evenings festivities include –

  • Snacks
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Fun and unique classes in dance, music, art and theater taught by Crooked Tree instructors. Adults are welcome to participate in all classes as well.

This is an exciting opportunity to involve the kids in a fun New Year’s experience in a safe environment. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. They can be purchased in advance here or at Crooked Tree the evening of the event.

Best of all if you did still plan on going out without the kiddos, the Crooked Tree program ends at 9pm. Enough time to get them home and in bed. If you don’t have any plans for this New Year’s yet, consider spending the evening with your kiddos at Crooked Tree Art Center.

Does your family have any New Year’s Eve traditions? Please share!

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