With school out until Jan. 9, holiday fun is in.

From movies to ice skating, we’ve rounded up ideas for the family, just the kids, or just adults.

Some options are free, or relatively inexpensive.

Films

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AUTISM-FRIENDLY MOVIE,6 p.m. today, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “The Wizard of Oz” will be shown with lights up and sound down and walking around is permitted. Parental guidance suggested. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

YES CINEMA, 328 Jackson St. Movies now playing: Animated “Sing,” a comedy-drama, rated PG for some rude humor and mild peril; “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” action-adventure-science fiction, rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

ART HOUSE IN THE RED ROOM FILM SERIES, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. The 1978 English animated film, “Watership Down,” will be shown. The movie includes several violent scenes and is not recommended for children. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” will be shown. Rated PG. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

KWANZAA CELEBRATION, 6 p.m. Dec. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Kwanzaa honors African heritage in African-American culture. Theme is “Embracing Kwanzaa’s Principles and Practice: Creating and Celebrating the Good.” A pitch-in feast will be after the program. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

Children

WHOVILLE SKATE, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 23, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Skating and crafts with a “Grinchmas” theme. Cost: $4 children, $4.50 adults, $2 skate rental and skooter rental. Information: 812-376-2686.

KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Weekly activities free with paid museum admission include Little Explorers at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 1:30 p.m. Fridays; Art Time, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Wacky Science, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Special events: kid-size New Year’s celebration, Dec. 31. Information: 812-378-3046.

Comedy

COMEDIAN MIKE ARMSTRONG, two shows (which have sold out for the past few years), 7 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Rated PG-13. Information: 812-379-1630 and yes cinema.org.

Music/celebration

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY, The Seasons Lodge & Conference Center near Nashville, buffet for two from 5 to 9 p.m.. Dec. 31, music with blues band Fistful of Bacon in The Saloon, Champagne toast at midnight, overnight stay and breakfast for two, $259 per couple, reservations required. Information: 800-365-7327 or seasonslodge.com

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.