For the 18th year, families in the Park School District can spend New Year’s Eve enjoying wholesome activities — skating, swimming, dancing and the like — while staying safe.
The alcohol- and drug-free celebration is being planned by the Park Hill School District with the Park Hill Community Alliance for Youth, the Platte County Community Center South, Hope Fellowship Church, Harmony Vineyard Church and Restore Community Church.
The cost is $5 per person, which includes a movie, ice skating, roller skating, swimming, toddler-friendly activities, crafts and the annual family party with a DJ, a performance by Drum Safari and family bingo. Children under 3 get in free.
The event will begin with ice skating from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Line Creek Community Center, 5940 N.W. Waukomis Drive, followed by these activities:
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▪ “Home Alone” movie from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hope Fellowship Church, 8350 B Conant Ave. The movie starts at 4:15 p.m., and popcorn and water will be available at no cost.
▪ Crafts, basketball and toddler-friendly activities at the Family Fun Party, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Harmony Vineyard, 600 N.E. 46th St.
▪ Roller skating from 6 to 8 p.m. at the River Roll Skate Center, 4720 N.W. Gateway in Riverside.
▪ “A New York New Year’s Eve” family party, starting at 7 p.m. at Platte County Community Center South, 8875 Clark Ave. in Parkville. Hotdogs, chips, popcorn and drinks will be served, and a DJ will provide dance music and entertainment until 11 p.m.
Evening activities include family bingo, basketball, crafts, swimming and a performance from Drum Safari. The event will conclude with the Times Square New Year’s celebration on cable television. A TV and gift card raffle also is planned.
Tickets are available in advance at the Platte County Community Center South and at each location the day of the event.