Whether you’d prefer to start the new decade with more of a whisper or a bang, there are too many options for New Year’s Eve to list.
If a special meal at your favorite local restaurant or live music at your favorite local bar are your speed, there are many great ways to support local venues.
For those looking for a funky theme or a family-friendly activity, below are four options for a few out-of-the-ordinary activities for Dec. 31.
Bowl in the new year in Greenmount
Throughout the day and evening of Dec. 31, Greenmount Bowl will be open for those would rather ring in the new year with the sound of crashing pins.
They have both duckpin and tenpin lanes. “Many of these time slots sell out, so book early!” the owners warn. To book a lane, call 410-374-6211. Family party shifts start at 1 p.m. The last one is available at 9 p.m. Ball Drop shifts start at 10:30 p.m. and run through 12:30 a.m.
Family Party packages are $17 per person and include unlimited bowling, shoe rental and a countdown and cider toast. The Ball Drop package is $25 per person and includes unlimited bowling, shoe rental, champagne toast, party favors, pizza and soda.
Both include disco lights and music.
More info is available by visiting Greenmount Bowl on Facebook or calling 410-374-6211.
Countdown early at the library
A tradition for several years has been the Carroll County Public Library’s New Years at Noon, which gives the younger folks a chance to celebrate without staying up too far past their bedtime.
The parties will be held at five branches around the county. Each party includes crafts, games, music, and dancing until the big countdown to 12 noon.