CRi’s second feature for New Year’s Eve traditions allows families to celebrate the new year at a slightly earlier twelve o’clock this year.

Noon Year’s Eve is an event catered to younger ages. Let the kids have a chance to celebrate with a party all their own at a more appropriate hour.

Omaha offers a number of places to celebrate the new year for children. The Durham Museum, Omaha Public Library, and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo all invite families to come and join the fun. Each Noon Year’s Eve is a party unique to its venue.

At the Durham Museum children of all ages can enjoy live music from Dino O’Dell and the T-Rex All Stars while creating special holiday crafts and participating in fun games and activities. Celebrate the coming of the new year when the clock strikes twelve with a bubble wrap stomp and balloon drop.

The Omaha Public Library will be breaking some rules allowing a highly energetic and loud event. The Noon Year’s Eve party at the Saddlebrook Branch will feature a dance party, bounce and play and a countdown to a thousand-balloon drop.

Last but not least, celebrate the new year with a wild party among the animals. The Henry Doorly Zoo hosts a daytime celebration with family-friendly activities. Ring in the noon year with a beach ball drop. Experience an after party with the animals by spending the rest of the day enjoying all the zoo has to offer.

Enjoy a range of options to suit you and your family for a New Year’s celebration to remember.