Published: Mon, January 01, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Children's Museum of La Crosse hosts Countdown to Noon event

Children's Museum of La Crosse hosts Countdown to Noon event

Just before noon on Saturday, while countless Puebloans were likely still putting the final touches on New Year's Eve plans, many Pueblo kids and their families were already holding their collective breath while waiting for the ball to drop at the Pueblo Convention Center.

The event has been held for several years, Mosier said.

"This is one of our favorite celebrations of the entire year", she said.

"Every year we do this Noon Year's Eve for the kids to celebrate New Year's", said convention center General Manager Jessica Corona.

New Year's at Noon was about ringing in 2018 for those who might be asleep when the clock strikes midnight, or who might fall asleep trying to make it there.

As the kids and families moved around, some stopped to dance to the music or play an impromptu game of tag.

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McGuinness, of Sykesville, stood with Noah as he iced his ice cream cone and added Skittles.

Activities like this really give him a chance to be creative, she said.

"The event is always a lot of fun, and the magic that come with it is the best part", she said. This year they added a breakfast buffet provided by Hy-Vee.

"Even some adults don't want to have to stay up until midnight and a lot of times kids and adults don't get to do that New Year's celebration together, so this offers an opportunity for that".

Following the balloon drop there was a milk and cookies toast to ring in the New Year.

"It's gets us out of the house", she added.

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