Ringing in 2024: Aurora families celebrate early New Year’s Eve bash Sunday

Children and adults rang in 2024 on Sunday with multiple festivities at an early New Year's Eve bash.

The annual event at Aurora's Vaughan Athletic Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featured giant inflatables, interactive games, face painting, craft stations, dancing to tunes spun by a DJ, snacks and party favors.

A boy exits a giant inflatable during the annual family New Year’s Eve bash at the Vaughan Athletic Center in Aurora. Courtesy of Al Benson

Other highlights were an active toddler zone and celebratory balloon drop at noon.

A spokesman said, “This event gives kids their own celebration. It’s a great way for families and friends to enjoy a New Year’s party that’s convenient and fun for everybody.”

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