MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Currier Museum of Art is hosting a New Year’s event for the whole family with face painting, art making and a balloon drop.

Hundreds of parents and children are expect to come out to the Manchester-based museum starting at 10 a.m. on Dec. 31. Known as a Noon Year’s Eve party, the event will run until 2:45 p.m. and conclude with bubble wrap fireworks and a balloon drop. There will also be a comic juggling act and local musicians, as well as a dance party. There will also be a hot chocolate bar.

The museum is encouraging anyone interested to purchase tickets ahead of time since space is limited. For information, go to the museum’s website.