Our New Year tradition for the past 14 years has been a walk with a group of friends. We started this tradition before we had kids and the one other family that year had two small children. Now our oldest is 11, that other family has seven children and our numbers swelled this year to 44 people total, 25 of whom were kids. (And one dog.) We’ve varied the route and distance but the basic idea has remained the same. We walk somewhere around 3-5 miles then end up at someone’s house for food. This year we had soup and paella and cake and trifle and various other goodies at our house. It’s a good start to the year.