Last year on New Year’s Eve, downtown Utica felt like a bustling Times Square. This year in the midst of the COVID pandemic, quieter, family-centered celebrations at home will be the norm. The Utica Children’s Museum’s New Year’s Eve Memory Maker Box is a “party in a box” that was created exactly for that – a fun, memorable night-in.


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: 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.

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