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Looking for last-minute family New Year's Eve options?

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Betzy Medina, right, and Jesenia Gonzalez, of Latin Souls, from the Hispanic Heritage Council, will perform tonight at First Night Buffalo in the Buffalo Convention Center. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)


Here are a few options to ring in the new year with family tonight:

First Night Buffalo: This drug- and alcohol-free family event celebrates its 25th anniversary from 5 to 10 p.m. in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St.; features games, a black light dance party and entertainers which this year will include Nickel City Reptiles & Exotics, Xpogo, and the Red Trouser Show. A new Multi-Cultural Celebrations Stage also is part of the fun. Learn more about the woman at the helm of the event here.

Hard Rock Guitar Drop (for older kids): Runs from 8 p.m. to midnight outside the Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls USA and is highlighted by a free concert featuring Living Colour; A 10-foot likeness of a Gibson guitar will be lowered on the Giacomo Hotel, the city’s second-tallest building, at midnight, followed by fireworks.

Over the border : More than 50,000 people are expected tonight in Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls, Ont., for a live outdoor concert featuring Demi Lovato, Serena Ryder and Sam Roberts. Portions of the concert will be broadcast live across Canada. The party also includes fireworks over the falls at 9 p.m. and midnight.

Of course, you can just stay inside by a warm fire or under a blanket and play board games with family and friends. That's what I intend to do.

Enjoy New Year's Eve, and check back on the Refresh Buffalo Blog Wednesday morning for tips on how to  keep your New Year's resolutions.

– Scott Scanlon

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Scott Scanlon

Scott Scanlon

Scott Scanlon is an award-winning reporter and editor who has covered various topics in his quarter-century as a journalist in South Florida, Syracuse and Buffalo. He is aiming to pass along what he is learning these days about health, fitness, nutrition and family life.

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