New Years Eve-Family Style

Save the bubbly for later, here are things the family will love for NYE.

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Kids' New Year's Eve: Family is the focus for this New Year's Bash. Kick things off at Legoland with fireworks at 6 p.m. And just like the famous Times Square party, a countdown will be followed by a beautiful fireworks display. Special guests like Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band will perform from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. http://california.legoland.com/plan/shows_and_events/knye/
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The New Children’s Museum: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The New Children’s Museum, sing in the New Year. You’ll get a chance to show off your vocal skills and dance moves with interactive karaoke, as well as a live family-friendly DJ. The event is free with museum admission. http://www.thinkplaycreate.org/
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Twenty11 Bash: After Legoland, head to the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa for a buffet-style dinner, children activities like Wii, Ping Pong, and Foosball, and music by Steal Dawn, an 80’s/90’s cover band. http://twenty20grill.com/nye/
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San Diego Zoo's Jungle Bells: Start the New Year right with your favorite furry friends at the S.D. Zoo. This event has been going on from December 11 and ends on January 2. The celebration includes: jumping, jamming elves, light shows, a magical show of music and paint, and even chances to meet the zoo's wintery animals up close. http://www.sandiegozoo.org
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Ice Skating: Begin your festivities on the ice at Southern California's largest outdoor ice rink. Celebrate with your kiddos by skating for 90 minutes for just $12 a person, skates included. ViejasOutletCenter.com
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16th Annual Holiday of Lights: Del Mar celebrates the holidays with lights--lots of them. At the Holiday of Lights at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, you can see more than 400 lighted animated scenes. This very bright event ends January 2, so catch it before it's too late. www.sdfair.com
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New Year's Day Brunch: Celebrate the start to the New Year in class at the Westgate Hotel. The exquisite hotel will be the host to a New Year's brunch in the Le Fontainebleau Room. Brunch begins at 11 a.m. http://www.westgatehotel.com/
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Breakfast Buffet at The Grand Del Mar: Take part in the Grand Del Mar's traditional breakfast buffet on New Year's Day. Dishes range from $32 for adults to $12 for children. http://www.thegranddelmar.com/holidays/
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