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Green Bay City Pages Highlights: Dec. 30 – Jan. 6, 2021

An indie-rockin’ New Years plus family-friendly NYE events

By Rachel Sankey

Neon New Year’s Eve with Me Like Bees

Friday, Dec. 31
Badger State Brewing, Green Bay

End of the year? Check. Indie pop? Check. Neon clothing? Double check.

Badger State Brewing Company hosts a Neon New Year’s Eve with live music from Me Like Bees, an indie rock band from Joplin, Missouri, whose singles such as “Feel the Heat” and “Comet and the Snail” are sonic offshoots of The Strokes and Vampire Weekend.

Joining the four-piece will be Christopher Gold & the New Old Things, a Wisconsin songwriter who focuses on folk, country and rock.

The event is free to attend but features a $45 All You Can Drink special, which includes the brewery’s beer, hard seltzer, cider, wine and champagne.

The end-of-the-year celebrations start at 7 pm. The event is for ages 21 and up. Badger State Brewing encourages guests to wear bright neon clothing.

Kids Rockin’ Eve 2021

Friday, Dec. 31
The Children’s Museum of Green Bay, Green Bay

The Children’s Museum of Green Bay (1230 Bay Beach Rd) hosts a New Year’s Eve bash for families and kids across Green Bay.

There will be dancing and special guests Bluey and Bingo, of the Australian ABC series fame, will be present. The event also features the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, as well as end-of-the-year countdowns at 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm.

The free, end-of-year celebrations kick off at 10 am.

Titletown NYE

Friday, Dec. 31
Titletown, Green Bay

The Titletown (1065 Lombardi Ave) entertainment and business district hosts an end-of-the-year bash with outdoor activities for all to enjoy.

Guests can skate and tube from 10 am to midnight. There will also be ice sculpture with photo-ops all day long, as well as a scavenger hunt.

In the evening, the festivities continue with a pop-up bar and live DJ. The party features fireworks, fire pits, raffles and a countdown.

The festivities will start at 10 am and run until 1 am on New Year’s Day.

Winter Market on Military

Saturday, Jan. 1
Green Bay Plaza, Green Bay

The Military Avenue Business District kicks off the new year with its indoor winter farmers market at 1555 W Mason St.

All products at the market sold by the vendors are grown and created locally. Some vendors include Apple-Licious Orchard, Scrapyard Smokers food truck and Too Sweet Cookies & Treats.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market offers proxy shopping for those unable to shop in person. Goods are selected by a market volunteer and made available for pick up. Requests must be made at least a day in advance.

The market runs on every first and third Saturday of the month from 9 am to 2 pm.

Free museum visits

Wednesday, Jan. 5
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay

Did ya hear? Neville Public Museum (210 Museum Pl) offers free admission for all Brown County residents on the first Wednesday of every month.

The Neville started in 1915 in the Assembly Room in the Library. In 1923, the Neville moved into its own building with the help of philanthropists Mr. and Mrs. George Mason.

Now, the Neville has more than one million items it shows and cares for, including artifacts, original artwork and more. Exhibits currently happening at the Neville include the 76th Art Annual exhibit, the Generations Gallery and Holiday Memories of Downtown Green Bay.

The Neville Public Museum is open on Wednesdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

Rachel Sankey is an Arts and Entertainment Reporter for Green Bay City Pages. She can be reached via email at [email protected]

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