Best family friendly New Year's Eve events in Indianapolis 2016
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If you haven’t heard by now, Indianapolis is a city that is on the rise when it comes to nightlife.

With new bars and clubs springing up almost every week, there is no let up to this classic Midwestern city’s comeback. On New Year’s Eve, the city’s revitalized nightlife scene will be on full display as revelers will flock to these clubs and bars looking for a night to remember. But while Indianapolis’ nightlife scene has risen from the dead, Indiana’s largest city is still a family town, and with that, here are the best family-friendly activities that will occur on New Year’s Eve in Indianapolis.

Countdown to Noon
Dec. 31 @ 10 a.m.
The Children’s Museum -- 3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 334-4000

There is no secret that The Children’s Museum in Indianapolis is one of, if not the best children’s museum in the country. This large museum, the largest in America, will be the spot for Countdown at Noon, a New Year’s Eve event made for families who have kids who may not make it to midnight. With a plethora of activities that will keep the whole family entertained, and at noon, there will be a countdown with a balloon drop so that the kids can experience their own New Year’s celebration.

New Year’s Eve At the State Museum
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
Indiana State Museum -- 650 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-1637

Forget state history, this state museum is about to get hit with a dose of fun for New Year’s Eve. The Indiana State Museum will host its annual New Year’s Eve party that will be fun for the whole family. With shows, music, activities, and more, this will an event that nobody should even think about skipping over for New Year’s Eve.

Downtown Indy New Year’s Eve
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
Georgia Street
Downtown Indianapolis
(No Phone Number)

The party atmosphere will engulf downtown Indianapolis on New Year’s Eve. That’s when the city will throw its biggest party of the year in their annual New Year’s Eve bash. With numerous performers, food, games, and fun, this is a party that everyone will be invited to. And to top it all off, downtown will be awash in the glow of fireworks that will explode in colors over downtown.