We used it at as an excuse to get our science on. We checked out the Leonardo museum for the first time, hung out at Discovery Gateway, and stopped by Clark Planeterium. And, in true party fashion, were back home to the suburbs before the sun went down.
This is actually the first year the kids have stayed up to watch the ball drop (Tate couldn't quite make it. He ran out of juice at 11:30.) I'm not sure it was as exciting as they thought it would be.