The family-friendly event also featured arts and craft stations, children’s games, an ice-sculpting station and guest appearances by zoo mascots KC & Crew. Most activities were free to the public.
The event was an opportunity for parents to celebrate with their children, without the alcoholic beverages and other adult party vices.
“This is really an enjoyable time for the children,” said Toledo resident Sara Stockwell, who attended the event with her husband Phil, and their children Tyler, 11, Jace, 8, and Drew 7. Neighbor Drew Newton, 12, also joined them. “New Year’s Eve is usually geared towards adults,”