New Year’s Activities for the Family

Stephanie Peterson with the Utah Mama’s Handbook shares a few last minute, family-friendly ideas to consider.

First Night 09

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2008

Discovery Gateway

444 West 100 South

Salt Lake City

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy hands-on projects and creative workshops in Discovery Gateway’s Atrium. After celebrating with Discovery Gateway, continue the family fun at the clark planetarium and the grand Hall with other great activities and entertainment. Don’t miss the 6:00 pm laser show finale!

New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2008

Snowbird Resort

Time: Dusk

The New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks is the best way for you and all of your friends and family to kick-off your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Join us on the Plaza Deck at dusk for bonfires, hot chocolate and another spectacular torchlight parade. What a cool event!!!!!

New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Rail Jam Celebration

Wed, Dec 31, 2008

The Canyons Resort

Park City

4:00 p.m.

Athlete rail jam expo, free concert and fireworks show in the Resort Village! Free live concert with Fastback and fireworks show in the Resort Village. For more information, check out

Other Fun Ideas:

• A game night is always fun, and the Wii is all the rage. If that’s not for you bring out the good old board games.

• Everybody likes to look at photo albums and family videos. Afterwards vote on the best and worst day of the past year. Give family awards for “best athlete” or “worst school picture.”

• If one of your Resolutions is to turn off the T.V. and be more active as a family. Get outside and have some fun in the snow! Sledding, snowball fights, build a snow fort or snowman. The sky’s the limit.

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