Wind down before bed
The night can get long, and a quiet break for story time is good for everyone. Try one of these holiday-themed books to balance out the activities.
- “The Night Before New Year’s” by Natasha Wing: The kids want to stay up until midnight, but can they make it?
- “Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution” by Pat Miller: A fun way to explain New Year’s resolutions to children.
- “Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas” by Gail Piernas-Davenport: This book introduces kids to the way New Year’s is celebrated in different cultures.
Whatever you choose to do with your family on the eve of the new year, you can make sure it’s memorable with these surefire party pleasers.
Editor’s note: This article, which was originally published in December 2019, has been updated for December 2022.