First Night

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Parents looking for some family-friendly fun on New Year's Eve may want to check out First Night Columbus.

The annual event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at COSI, 300 W. Broad St., Columbus 43215.

First Night debuted in Columbus in 1995 and is part of a 100-city network of celebrations that are family-centered and alcohol-free.

This year's celebration includes movies in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, planetarium shows, inflatables, video games, live music and more. All activities will be held inside COSI; there is no fireworks show this year.

Tickets are $10 through Dec. 30, $15 the day of the event. There is an extra charge for some activities.

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