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new year's eve fun!

One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock … sleep.

Make sure your tot’s New Year’s Eve isn’t a big snooze by rocking out at these top spots. 

Put Your Glad Rags On
Spread cheer by donating a new unopened gift to Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. Kids can enjoy open play and make cards to raise the spirits of hospitalized tykes (noon-4 p.m., at Cafe Bambini, 3073 Northeast 163rd Street; 305-944-1566).

Yell for More
Noon Year’s Eve at Miami Children’s Museum includes games, arts and crafts, and a countdown to a balloon drop (10 a.m.-2 p.m., at 980 Macarthur Causeway; 305-373-5437). It’s free with paid museum admission.

Be in Seventh Heaven
The Ritz Kids New Year’s Eve Carnival Craze energizes youngsters ages 5 to 12 with cotton candy, sparkling cider, games, balloons, music, and prizes (6 p.m.-1 a.m., at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, 1 Lincoln Road; 786-276-4000). 

Before you know it, it’ll be broad daylight.

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The 101 Dalmatians Musical
What: The popular story of good versus Cruella has song, dance, and real dogs on stage.
Why: It’s spot-on entertainment.
When: Wed.-Jan. 3.
Where: Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. (305-949-6722).

Strawberry Season
Stop by for fresh (and chocolate-covered) berries, tomatoes, and herbs.
Why: Enjoy hot dogs, milk shakes, and shortcake at garden picnic tables. 
When: Thru early May. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Burr’s Berry Farm,  12741 SW 216th St. (305-251-0145). 

Book Nook by the Bay

Story time, crafts, and a dash of science for kids, all with an eco theme. 
Why: It’s an en-Deering estate.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. (305-235-1668 ext. 233).

Photo: Rochelle, et. al. / Flickr

12741 SW 216th St
Miami, FL 33177
1 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
3073 NE 163rd St
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 SW 72nd Ave
Miami, FL 33157
1300 Biscayne Blvd
@ MacArthur Cswy
Miami, FL 33132
980 MacArthur Cswy
Miami, FL 33132