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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- People of all ages are excited to ring in the New Year tonight -- and that includes children. About 100 kids are expected at Louisville's All About Kids on Blankenbaker Parkway.
There's a foam pit, bounce houses and plenty of activities, so kids five years old and up can burn some energy. This gives their parents a chance to attend their own parties.
Kaylee Lloyd is attending the party.
"We'll be playing in the open gym, and we're going to watch the ball drop tonight, which is going to be really exciting," Lloyd said.
Brittany Williams, the Blankenbaker All about Kids facility manger said, "Kids will get dropped off at 6:30 tonight. The kids will have a pizza party, get to go swimming, play out in open gym, watch the ball drop of course, then watch a movie and hopefully go to sleep eventually."
It's $55 at the door, and representatives at the facility say a lot of people will wait until tonight before they decide to take their kids there.
"We feel like this is not only a fun thing for kids, but a safe place for kids," Williams said, adding that it is, "not a good idea to have parents on the roadways, especially with their little ones, after midnight of course."
And another party for kids is at Hwang's Martial Arts on Hurstbourne Parkway. Organizers say about 70 kids of ages 5-and-up come to that party from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m., with activities and movies. It costs $50 at the door.
Back at All about Kids, Kaylee Lloyd says she's excited about ringing in the New Year with her friends.
"I really like the pizza," she said.
Williams says, "It's great for business. We have monthly slumber parties. New Year's Eve is a little bit of an extra charge, but we, of course, we have staff spending their New Year's here as well, but often times they bring their own kids."
The all night party runs until 9 a.m. on New Year's Day.