Medieval Times gearing up for New Year’s Eve parties

The venue hosts two events; one for kids, one for adults

LAWRENCEVILLE — Tired of same old New Year’s Eve celebrations?

Medieval Times has a new way to ring in 2014.

On Dec. 31, the dinner show is hosting an event for kings, queens, knights and princesses of all ages.

For the first time in history, Medieval Times offers two New Year’s Eve shows with a Family New Year’s Eve Jubilee at 6 p.m. and a late-night New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at 9:30 p.m.

Starting at 4 p.m., the Family New Year’s Eve Jubilee features preshow activities including junior knight training, story time with the princess, face painting and party favors for kids.

Junior knight training, an interactive experience available to the first 100 children ages 5 to 12, let’s the kids join the knights to learn basic knights’ choreography and the statutes of knighthood.

The Jubilee includes the four-course feast and live, two-hour tournament at 6 p.m.

For the adults, the party starts at 8:15 p.m. for the castle’s seventh annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza.

Guests can nibble on hors d’oeuvres and tour the Museum of Torture, which features devices of torture from the 11th century.

At 9:30 p.m., there is the Medieval feast and live jousting tournament. The party begins after the show with a DJ and dancing, a midnight countdown with champagne toast, balloon drop, party favors and breakfast.

The four-course meal features roasted chicken, garlic bread, tomato soup, herb-roasted potato, spare rib, pastry of the castle and select beverages. Vegetarian, gluten-free and other dietary restricted meals are available upon request, with advance notice.

Advance reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting www.medievaltimes.com.

The Lawrenceville venue is located inside of Sugarloaf Mills Mall at Entrance 5 near Forever 21.