ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’s almost New Year’s Eve, but not everyone can ring in 2020 with an open bar. For a lot of parents, just the thought of hiring a high-priced babysitter to watch over sleeping rugrats – then paying a premium to party all night on a posh rooftop – is enough to give them a hangover.

So, here are some family-friendly options for saying hello to a new decade.

Noon Year’s Eve – Armature Works

No, that’s not a typo. The trendy spot in downtown Tampa is hosting a countdown to noon. The free event on the south and west lawns of Armature Works features DJs, inflatable slides, arts & crafts and a magic show. It all kicks off at 10 a.m.

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Noon Year’s Eve – ZooTampa

Ok, maybe the whole ‘noon’ thing is a bit of a trend. ZooTampa at Lowry is ringing in the new year with kid-friendly lemonade toast. Don’t worry, mom and dad – there’s beer and wine available too. The event is included with admission, and if you pay for the day, you can enjoy the zoo for the rest of 2020.

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Downtown Countdown – Glazer Children’s Museum

“Balloon drops, bubble wrap fireworks explosive experiments and more.” That’s how Glazer Children’s Museum describes the New Year’s activities at its family-friendly event. It runs from 11 a.m – 5 p.m. – with celebrations every hour – and it’s all included with general admission or an annual membership.

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Noon Year’s Eve – Great Explorations Children’s Museum

St. Pete is getting in on the family fun too. There’s a big 12 p.m. balloon drop at Great Explorations Children’s Museum in the middle of a New Year’s dance party. It runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – and you can even make your own festive hat for the occasion.

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Family-friendly New Year’s Eve Party – Mall at University Town Center

Face painting and balloon animals make for a great time any time of year, but that’s especially true on New Year’s. Throw in a cool carriage ride, a little ice skating and sledding – and it’s hard to top the family fun at UTC in Sarasota. Admission is free, but the winter activities cost $20. There’s a New Year’s countdown fireworks show at 9 p.m.

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