Boomtown Kitchen in downtown New Albany gets props for creativity. The eatery, which opened this summer and occupies the fabled former South Side Inn building, was looking for a way to involve families in its New Years Eve festivities. 

Boomtown decided to stage a New Years Eve(ning) for Kids. We asked about it via Facebook messaging … and it sounds like fun. 

“We’re basically doing a mock setup of Times Square. Ball drop, a skyline painted by a local tattoo shop, North Star Tattoo Company. Some crafts for the kids, typical New Year’s Eve things like balloons, kazoos, hats, etc.”

The Times Square Ball Drop happens at 7:30 p.m. on the 31st, meaning there’ll be plenty of time to get the kids safely into bed before parents make their own NYE toasts.

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