READING, Pa. - Many New Year's Eve celebrations will last late into the night, but not everyone can stay up late. A few places in Berks County held special afternoon celebrations so that kids could take part in welcoming 2020.

Ralph Kabakoff spent the morning with his son and daughter at the Reading Public Museum, making hats and having fun.

"There's glue dots, except they're really, really hard to put on, and this fuzzy thing was supposed to go around it, and we had to put a cup first," said his son, Max.

Sara Shields and her four children went to an event at The Works in Wyomissing.

"I just thought it was the perfect opportunity to get the kids out of the house and do something fun," Shields said.

Both the museum and The Works had balloon drops. Inside the balloons at The Works were game credits, so everyone got a prize when they popped.

That's where Mary Frazier was with her family.

"They liked making the craft stuff, the castles and the crowns, and they love the noisemakers," Frazier said.

Ann Zmroczek spent time with her two-year-old grandson, Oliver, for his first New Year's Eve celebration at the museum.

"I think it's awesome," she said. "I wish we had this when our kids were little!"

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