The holidays mean spending time with the families and loved ones. It's the season of giving and sharing, bring back the smile on each other's faces after a long year of roller-coaster ride of emotions. This 2016, a lot of buzz happened in every corner of the world, from the newest invention, the rise of social media, good movies, celebrity talks to sad news such as terror attack, bombing, land dispute, political war and the list goes on.

While the world is busy in its everyday changes, there are still good news out there that needs appreciation and celebration. Spending time with those you care about are the most precious thing that you can give to yourself as a reward. And if you're a parent, your kids' happiness is a sight to behold. Whether you want to start 2017 with a stunning firework display, dinning in a luxurious restaurant or simply bonding together at the park, there are plenty of appealing holiday escapes that your kids will surely love.

The best things in life are free. Boston offers a fee-free and alcohol-free event this 2017. The First Night First Day celebrations will be held around Boston Common and Copley Square. The whole family will be able to enjoy concerts, dance performances, ice sculptors and amazing holiday lights. Activities such as art gallery tours start at noon, then at around 7 o'clock in the evening, the People's Procession will take place. There are also firework displays that kids will enjoy.

In Miami, party at the Coconut Grove is at 2 p.m. on December 31 for the King Mango Strut Parade. You can also mark a year of good vibes with the free outdoor countdown concert at the Bayfront Park to check out Pitbull's New Year Revolution by 10 p.m. Music industry's biggest names Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg will celebrate with you as they host the anticipated party.

If you're in Alabama, you can attend the Mobile's New Year Celebration. This event is known for its MoonPies. During New Year's Eve, a 12-foot-tall, 600-pound electric MoonPie floats over the square. Kids will love the world's largest edible MoonPie that they can feast upon.