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Say goodbye to 2021: From Champagne toasts to music and food, we have New Year’s suggestions – The Columbus Dispatch


Peter Tonguette and Margaret Quamme
 |  Special to The Columbus Dispatch

New Year’s Eve will be popping at Greater Columbus restaurants, clubs and other venues this year.

Family-friendly activities abound, whether during the day or into the night, and those who would like to dance or just listen to music will have options galore

Restaurants will be celebrating with multi-course meals, special fare and flowing Champagne. (Note: We are listing those that will be offering something other than the regular menu fare. Call ahead to your favorite restaurant to inquire about hours of operation.)

Be sure to check with the venues for any changes, and to make sure tickets are still available. Here’s a sampling of events that will take place on Dec. 31.

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Countdown to 12 … Noon, That Is!

FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS, 1777 E. BROAD ST.

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Details: Make a party hat, do some dancing and count down to noon with a bubble stomp.

Admission: Included in conservatory admission of $19, or $16 for senior citizens 60 and older, $12 for ages 3 to 12, free for members and children 2 and younger

Contact: 614-715-8000, fpconservatory.org

Noon-Lite Madness: A Preschooler’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

WESTERVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER, 350 N. CLEVELAND AVE., WESTERVILLE

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Details: 3- to 5-year-olds can enjoy crafts, finger foods and music.

Admission: $10

Contact: 614-901-6400, www.westerville.org

New Year’s Eve I-Spy

SHARON WOODS METRO PARK NATURAL PLAY AREA, 6911 CLEVELAND AVE., WESTERVILLE

Time: noon to 4 p.m.

Details: Search the picnic area for missing clocks and win a prize

Admission: free

Contact: 614-508-8111, metroparks.net

New Year’s Eve Family Countdown

SKATE ZONE 71, 4900 EVANSWOOD DRIVE

Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Details: Countdown to 2022 (although not exactly at midnight). Admission includes roller skate rental, cheese pizza, drinks and noisemakers.

Admission: $14

Contact: 614-846-5626, www.unitedskates.com/public/skate-zone-71

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Source: https://www.dispatch.com/story/entertainment/2021/12/21/new-years-eve-columbus-families-restaurants-dinner-music-dancing/8954459002/

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