If you're looking to celebrate an early New Year's Eve with your family, here are some options. Know of more that should be included here? Please note in the comments.
NAPERVILLE: The DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville will host its annual "Bubble Bash" on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will feature musical performances by the rock 'n' roll band The Boogers, along with art activities, photo ops, refreshments, lots of bubbles and a museum-wide countdown to noon. Tickets are $20 per person for members and $25 per person for nonmembers. (Children under 1 are free.) Reservations are required, and you probably better make them asap if you're interested, since this event always sells out.
GENEVA: The Geneva Park District is hosting a Lil' Tykes New Year's Eve Bash on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Stephen Persinger Recreation Center. There will be a countdown to noon, games, snacks and more. Parents are free but must accompany children. The cost for children is $10 per resident child, or $15 for non-resident children. For more info, or to register, call the park district at 630-232-4542.