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Where to celebrate New Year's Eve in Indianapolis

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There are plenty of New Year's Eve events taking place around Indianapolis, some include fun for the whole family.

One place to find New Year's themed activity today is at the Children's Museum at 30th and Illinois. It's called "Countdown to Noon" so children can experience the excitement of a countdown to the new year at a more reasonable hour.  

In addition to the Children's Museum, the Indiana State Museum at White River State Park is also having a family event, complete with face painting, stilt walkers, clowns, music and a balloon drop at 8:00 p.m.  Admission is $7 for members and $13 for non-members (per person).

The Rock and Roll Ball at the Hyatt Regency downtown kicks off at 6:00 p.m. tonight and runs until 2:00 a.m., featuring music, dancing, fortune telling, a casino and a big balloon drop at midnight.  General admission is $39.

A sampling of a few other things around the city includes the Vogue Theatre in Broad Ripple, which is hosting a big dance party where you can show off your best moves to Top 40s and club hits all night long with a live DJ.  They'll also have a balloon drop at midnight.  Admission is $20.

Comedian Gary Gulman will be at Morty's Comedy Joint on the city's northeast side.  There are two shows and admission is $40.

And Latitude 39 on East 82nd Street is offering dancing, buffet, bowling, party favors and more in a $60 party package you can reserve.  Otherwise, there's no cover charge.
 

Of course, police will be watching for drunk drivers on this New Year's Eve.
 
New statistics show drunk driving deaths during the holidays went up last year. A recent survey shows 75-percent of people said they saw someone trying to drive home drunk.          
     
The group Mothers Against Drunk Driving is asking you to get a designated driver if you plan to go out and drink tonight.

And Metro Police say they arrested at least three people last year on New Year's Eve for firing gunshots into the air.

They're reminding gun owners that firing off a weapon in the city can bring a criminal recklessness charge.
 
If you hear shots fired, police say move to a safe location. Stay away from windows and doors. 
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