Recognizing local residents will choose quieter, at-home celebrations during the holiday season this year, the Utica Children’s Museum is offering its New Year’s Eve Memory Maker Box — a “party in a box” that was created exactly for that – a fun, memorable night-in.
Last year on New Year’s Eve, downtown Utica felt like a bustling Times Square, and this year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, quieter, family-centered celebrations at home will be the norm, said museum representatives.
The box includes sparkling grape juice, kid-friendly stemware, hats, noisemakers, treats and games. There are also crafts and activities to enjoy together as a family. The box can then turn into a time capsule as family members fill out custom sheets to capture a snapshot of 2020 and make plans for 2021.
Boxes can be purchased on the museum’s website: uticacm.org for $100. Easy, car-side pick up will be available on various dates at the end of December at the museum’s future site: 106 Memorial Parkway in Utica.