Looking for something to do with the kiddies on New Year's Eve (and do you have a lot of patience)? The Please Touch Museum is hosting their annual "Countdown to Noon" event on December 31st. The PTM will be opened from 9 a.m. until 3p.m. on Thursday and will count down at noon and 1p.m.
By all accounts, this tends to be a very popular event with long lines and wait times, so if you're considering going, get there early. But I think the idea is adorable: getting kids involved in the New Year's Eve celebrations WITHOUT the late bedtime!