There are plenty of New Year's Eve parties around town starting at much more kid and parent friendly times. One example: You can launch confetti, make festive hats and get the kids all dolled up at New Year's Eve parties at the Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview. The parties start at 8:30 a.m. or 12:30 in the afternoon. Tickets are $22 for members, $32 for non-members.
Don't forget to reserve your tickets for these popular New Year's Eve party destinations.
John Murray is hoping to create a New Year's Eve tradition in Chicago that will rival the annual Times Square party in New York. Murray joins us to provide an inside scoop on Chi-Town Rising.
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Chicago's inaugural New Year's Eve celebration has downsized its footprint and eliminated a free music stage, but big crowds are still expected, along with an even bigger TV audience.