The Gilbert Mayor's New Year's Eve party will be 8 p.m. to midnight Dec.31 at the McQueen Park Activity Center, 510 N. Horne St. The family-friendly event includes a band playing music from the 1960s and '70s, a center for "tweens" ages 5-12 sponsored by Brunswick XL Bowling, and day care for younger kids. Admission is $5 per family or $2 per person, and food will be available for purchase. The event is alcohol- and tobacco-free.
About 1,000 people went to last year's party at the McQueen Park center, doubling the attendance over the year before. Mercy Gilbert Medical Center is the main sponsor of this year's event, which as in past years is funded entirely by private donations.
Volunteers age 14 and older are welcome. For more information about the event or volunteering, call (480) 503-6200.