New Year's Celebrations

There are lots of fun ways to celebrate New Year's in the Bay Area with the entire family. Here is a round-up of great family friendly options for ringing in 2015.

Noon Year's Eve, 9am-2pm, dance to DJ jams, count down to noon and watch the ball drop in Festival Plaza. Stop by Studio 10 and make a festive party crown, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony, 11:30am-2:30pm, ring a 16th century Japanese bell to herald the start of a new year, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

Happy New Years, Eve Charlie Brown!, 10am-4pm, Ring in the New Year with Snoopy, hands-on crafts for kids, and Up-Down and Baby Balloon Drops at noon, and root beer toasts, Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa.

Six Flags, 4pm-12am, Vallejo.

New Year's Eve Day Party, 12-2pm, enriching day of science and balloon drop, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

New Year Eve Party, 8pm-12:30am, pinball, games and more, Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, El Cerrito. 

New Year's Eve Balloon Drop Celebration, celebrate strokes of midnight around the world at 11am, 1pm, and 4pm! Kids will count down and celebrate with hundreds of colorful balloons dropping from above, times vary by age, check website for details, Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland.

Noon Year's Eve, 10am-1pm, music, dancing, magic and more, Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos.