Visit the YMCA's Trout Lodge for an amazing family-friendly New Year’s weekend celebration from December 30 through January 1. Saturday, spend the day doing all of Trout Lodge's awesome year round activities along with cookie decorating and caricatures, and that night, show off your trivia knowledge with a team trivia challenge. On Sunday, there will be face painting, crafts, a drawing class, wish boat making, medic ball and more. Then kick it up a notch on New Year’s Eve night with a cosmic bingo and cosmic costume contest, carnival, dance party, bonfire, wish boat launch, fireworks display and more.
The fun takes place at scenic Trout Lodge, located just 85 miles south of St. Louis in Potosi, Missouri. Kids ages 0-5 stay free.
For more information and reservations, visit ymcaoftheozarks.org.
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