Kids, why not make a day of it at the New Years Eve Bash at the Childrens Museum of Houston? At the stroke of noon, theres a Time Square-like ball drop and a parade of floats (actually, kids wearing large boxes theyve decorated for the occasion). Other activities include live performances by the Voodoo Brass Band, and creating firework sparklers and paper plate tambourines. Theres even a guest appearance by a character from the upcoming movie Where the Wild Things Are. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1500 Binz. For information, call 713-522-1138 or visit www.cmhouston.org. Free to $5.
Wed., Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2008