Keep the troop together on New Year's Eve this year and ring in the holiday with family-friendly events and activities in your area.
New Year's Eve "Fishes and Wishes" Celebration
Kids celebrate New Year's Eve with a "Winter Wonderland" party at the aquarium. They'll enjoy delicious food and entertainment including fireworks, submarine simulator rides, animal encounters, Ray Bay feeding, face painting, and story time. Adults can also celebrate New Year's with a dinner buffet, dessert, ice cream bar, champagne and cider, live DJ, and light show. Reservations suggested. 6:30pm. All ages. Call for pricing. Atlantis Marine World, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-208-9200. www.atlantismarineworld.com.
New Year's Eve "Ball Drop" @ CMEE
Families celebrate the New Year at the children's museum with the annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop. They'll create their own noise maker and help count down to 2010 (a little early). At the stroke of noon, swirling confetti will surround them and kids can raise a glass of sparkling cider to celebrate the New Year. 11:30am. All ages. $7, including admission. Children's Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-8250. www.cmee.org.