Everyone is invited to ring in the New Year at Brookfield Zoo. A DJ will have the Holly Jolly Theater rockin’ with music, fun games, party favors, prizes, and more beginning at 6:00 p.m. and culminating with an early countdown at 8:00 p.m. Families with younger children can head to Hamill Family Play Zoo, where kids can make noisemakers and also enjoy an early kid-friendly countdown at 8:00 p.m. The event is free with regular zoo admission. For more information, call  688-8000 or visit www.CZS.org/Events. Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Rd., Brookfield. 688-8400.