Endless Food and Fun is hosting a New Year's Eve special event geared toward families. The restaurant opens regularly, but after 6 p.m., patrons need to purchase an events package.
The ticket includes access to a buffet, one game of laser tag and a champagne or sparkling cider toast at midnight. Patrons also get a $10 fun card for the arcade, or $15 for kids under 11. There will be movies playing in the party rooms for kids, which will stay open until 1 a.m. for the event.
The buffet closes at 10 p.m., but there will be appetizers and desserts for munching.
Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 to $60 the day of the event. Go to http://www.endlessfoodandfun.com for more information.
After the heavy food and endless sweets of the holidays, spend the afternoon amid fresh fruits and vegetables at the Farmer's Market. Pick out the kids' favorite healthy edibles to start the New Year off right. The Farmer's Market starts a 1 p.m. in Pier Plaza under the white tents. For more information, call (714) 573-0374.
Bowl in the dark at Cosmic Bowling at Fountain Bowl at 17110 Brookhurst St. Cosmic Bowling starts around 9 p.m. and lasts until 2 a.m. and is $30 a lane. Bowling shoes can also be rented for $4. Residents can also enjoy traditional bowling for $4.50 a game from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Games are $5.50 after 6 p.m. For more information, call (714) 963-7888.
The ice-skating rink at the Strand will be open 4 to 10 p.m. Skate rentals are $5 for children and $7 for adults.