There’s a weekend of revelry in store and since we hope you’ve secured a sitter for the big night, we have an array of daytime events geared to letting the kids bring in the new year with everything from a bubble wrap stomp to a global celebration. We’ve also got a family fun run, open mic night and time capsule creating. If that’s not enough for this final part of the holiday season, there nothing like a family sing-a-long (Sound of Music-style) to end the season and begin the new year with a song on your lips. Happy New Year!


Resolution Run at Magnuson Park
Nothing like starting the year off with a little blood, sweat and tears. Ok, since it’s only a 5K run/walk, there probably won’t be blood, but take the optional Polar Bear Dive into Lake Washington and there just might be some bone-chilling boo-hooing! (PS: the Kids’ Dash for the 10 and under set is free!) Sat., 9 a.m., Seattle, $15 to $30. Event details

Seattle Bug Safari
It’s a great weekend to bug out at this intriguing insect-filled exhibit, since admission is half price as a way to celebrate the new year. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seattle, $6 to $8. Event details

Countdown to the New Year at The Children’s Museum
The folks at the museum has New Year’s around the globe covered with a cool countdown (a new spot every hour), art projects and dance parties. Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seattle, $7.50. Event details


New Year’s Eve at Noon
Who needs fireworks when you can make some really cool popping sounds during a bubblewrap stomp, the highlight of this annual made-for-kids, daytime NY eve celebration.  Fri., noon, Factoria Mall, $7.50. Event details

Open Mic Night at Thumbnail Theatre
Well, it’s not quite like New Years Eve at some hot improv club. But considering the entire fam can take the stage with songs, skits, musical performances and jokes, it’s still a night of guaranteed fun and laughs.  Fri., 7 p.m., Snohomish, Free. Event details

Time Capsules at Children’s Museum of Tacoma
We love this super-fun New Year’s craft of creating a special capsule to hold all those 2010 memories and souvenirs. (And if you can’t make it to the museum, we give you permission to copy the idea at home!) Sun., noon to 5 p.m., Tacoma, $6. Event details