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New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop & Celebration Returns to Midland Center for the Arts

Let the countdown begin until we bid farewell to another year and welcome in a new one with exciting opportunities upon us. Back by popular demand, Midland Center for the Arts is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration for the entire family! Whether you choose to join the celebration virtually from the comfort of your home or at the in-person party, families will make festive glitter slime, decorate special party hats, create colorful fireworks and much more!

“New Year’s Eve is an annual tradition that many families love and enjoy each year, celebrating late at night with friends and family; but we’re excited to offer you a daytime version that your kids will love too!” said Lauren Solinski, School & Public Programs Coordinator. The party kicks off at 11 a.m. with themed activities and leading up to the big moment when the Center drops hundreds of balloons in the balloon drop at 12 p.m. in the afternoon.

Included with your ticket to the New Year’s Eve Celebration is admission to the two exhibits currently on display at the Center. Explore a wide variety of animals from around the world in The Kingdom by the Society of Animal Artists, a selection of artworks from members of the world’s oldest and most prestigious international animal art exhibition featuring diverse species and habitats from artists all over the globe. Then step back in time with A Victorian Home Holiday to walk through the Center’s re-creation of a traditional Victorian holiday home, model train display, historic village scenes, and old-fashioned parlor games.

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve Celebration are available now at; children $10 per participant and $7 for Museum Members, and for adults $3 per person and FREE for Museum Members. For participants joining the celebration virtually, an at-home kit is included in the cost of the ticket and contains all the materials necessary to participate. Activity kit pick-up will be available on December 28 and 29.

Don’t miss the current exhibits now on display, and open during the holiday break, December 28 – 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and January 2 from 12 – 4 p.m. To learn more about Midland Center for the Arts, visit

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Josh Holliday

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