Bring in the New Year with These Family-friendly Events
If you want to bring in the New Year with family fun, there are several venues to help you fill that ambition. Your kids will love these places, but the good news for you is that, for most of them, you don’t have to be a kid yourself to enjoy them. You just might have to act like one.
Skateland, located at 2100 Kimberly Road in Twin Falls, will host its annual New Year’s Eve party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost to participate is $9 a person. Get your fun in that night because the facility will be closed New Year’s day.
For those who live in Buhl or Wendell who’d like a ride to the skating center, there’s even that option. A bus will leave Wendell at 7 p.m. and leave Buhl at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. It’ll return passengers after 1 a.m. Jan. 1. For questions or more information, call Skateland at 208-734-5455.
Something new this year in the area is the Gemstone Climbing Center, an inside climbing gym located at 135 Fifth Ave. S. in Twin Falls. Hailey Barnes, co-owner of the facility, saw a dream come true when she opened the gym in late November after a number of delays.
The gym will host a New Year’s Eve party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., said facility employee Melissa Ault. The party is for members only, but don’t let that scare you off. There are several payment options, and so the best thing to do is contact the gym to find out more: 208-329-7257.
Get ready to jump at Jump Time Idaho. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the week, but on New Year’s Eve the facility will stay open until 1 a.m. Jan. 1. Kate Hahn, a supervisor at the center, said Friday that she did not yet know if there’d be any deals or special activities that night, but said regular pricing ranges from $5.30 to $9.50 per hour, depending on the age. The fun center is located at 302B Third St., Twin Falls. For more info, call 208-734-5867.
Laser Mania Family Fun Center, which came to town several years ago, is always closed on Sundays, said, Erik Estridge, and so the facility will not have any events on New Year’s Eve. The center will open at 1 p.m. New Year’s Day, however, and the fun will last until 9 p.m. The hours will change later in January, he said, going back to a 4 to 9 p.m. schedule. Call the center, located at 1201 Filer Ave. E. in Twin Falls, for cost and more information: 208-733-0773.
We’re still adding to this list, and so if we’ve missed any upcoming local events, let us know by emailing Andrew.Weeks@townsquaremedia.com.