Bar not really your scene? These events pack in all of the New Year's Eve fun and are family-friendly!  

Salem on Ice NYE PartyBring in the new year while ice skating to a DJ, with complimentary sparkling cider toast, games in the party area, beer, cider and wine for purchase culminating with a midnight balloon drop. 
When: 10 p.m. to midnight 
Where: Riverfront Park, Salem. 
Cost:
 $25 and $20 for children.

Noon-Year Eve CelebrationIf your kids can't stay up until midnight to ring in the new year, celebrate at noon with crafts and activities, a photo booth and a balloon drop. 
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Where: Gilbert House Children's Museum, 116 Marion St. NE Salem. 
Cost: Free with museum admission, $8 for ages 3 to 59, $4 for ages 1 to 2, $6 for 60 and older, free for those younger than 1 and Gilbert House members.

All-Ages Improv Comedy New Years CelebrationLaugh your way into 2018 with Capitol City improvisers. 
When: 8 p.m. 
Where: Capitol City Theater, 210 Liberty St. SE No. 150, Salem. 
Cost: $13 at tickets.vendini.com, $15 at the door.

NYE at Northgate: A ticket to this party includes unlimited bowling, nachos and soft drinks, plus prizes throughout the night and a toast at midnight. The theme is fantasy/medieval, and it is encouraged to dress up. 
When: 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. 
Where: 
Northgate Bowling, 2380 Northgate Ave. NE, Salem. 
Cost: $25

Courtesy of Amy McLeod, The McLeod Group Network