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New Year's Eve in Boise With Kids

New Year's Eve celebrations look a little different now that you have kids, doesn't it? What used to be a night filled with fancy dresses and "poppin' bottles" of champagne is now filled with comfy clothes and baby bottles! Honestly, I'm not even mad about it... #leggings4life

Anyways, if you're looking for a fun way to ring in the new year with your kiddos then check out this list of fun activities happening in the Boise area on Saturday, December 31st.

Noon Year's Eve at the Library!

-Boise Public Libraries: "Don't want to wait until midnight to celebrate? Come ring in the new year with a countdown to noon at all Library locations. Join us for activities, snacks, noisemakers, bubble dance party and a balloon drop!"

-Caldwell Public Library : "Join us at 11am on New Year's Eve to celebrate the new year early. We will have activities, snacks, and a countdown to 2023. This program is free and open to the public - no library card required.

There will be a capacity limit of 100 people. Participants will be admitted on a first-come basis."

-"Celebrate the final day of 2022 with activities, crafts, games and a countdown to noon. Join us for a festive party with noise makers, treats and a balloon drop at noon. Free with museum admission. Museum closes at 1:00pm"

-"11am to Midnight – Indoor Incredible for $29.99 all day, including nine unlimited attractions, plus bowling and a $5 game card with a Noon Year’s Eve balloon drop & party favors! Enjoy the Ropes Course, Clip ‘n Climb, Ballocity, Twister Ride, Frog Hopper, Bumper Cars, Laser Maze, XD Dark Ride, Laser Tag (NEW ARENA!), Bowling and $5 Game Card."

If you're willing to brave the cold, check out Idaho's world famous Potato Drop!


On Dec. 31st 2013, we made national and world news by dropping a 17 foot long lit-up potato from the US Bank Plaza in downtown Boise to commemorate the new year and Idaho’s sesquicentennial. Tens of thousands filled the streets, spanning the Grove Plaza through the 8th street promenade.

The 10th annual Idaho Potato Drop promises to be bigger and better! There will be several activities added to the event this year, heated tents, fireworks, amazing musical talent, VIP tent and so much more. This New Year's come down and celebrate this free, charitable event!

The fun starts at 7:00PM! See map and website for details!"

Whatever you end up doing on the last day of 2022, I hope it's a blast! Have fun!


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