Dear Diary, What if you could drive to a New Year’s Eve party with your children and be back home before bedtime? No, that’s not a dream! It’s the reality of children growing up in Pittsburgh. Several family-friendly venues are offering very cool countdowns for kids. You can also ring in 2017 at midnight, if your kids can handle staying up without falling out in a tantrum. Countdown to Noon Are you searching for a countdown in a different time zone to celebrate the New Year early with your kids? If so, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh offers an even better solution to celebrate before bedtime. The Countdown to Noon party kicks off at 11:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve and offers children and families a fun alternative to staying up until midnight. Kids can create a party blower in the Art Studio, make party hats in MAKESHOP and enjoy live music by Lee Robinson and his jazz quartet at noon. New Year’s Even Family Celebration From 6-9 p.m., families can party the evening away at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The party features fun activities, like an interactive train display, and a countdown at 8:45 p.m. Click here for more kids countdown celebrations. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.