The Don Harrington Discovery Center (DHDC) had a Noon Year's Eve celebration for those who are too young to stay up until midnight.
The New Year's at Noon event, held for the third year in a row by the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library, is typically on New Year's Eve, but it came a day earlier this year because the library is closed on Sunday this year.
Activities included a countdown to noon with a firefly drop (the state's insect) and balloon drop.
Kids under one get in for free, otherwise tickets are $15. "There's not a lot for kids to do on New Year's and this is a great way for them to ring in the New Year while staying warm and learning".
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Some of the youngsters calmly toasted the New Year by clinking plastic glasses filled with apple cider, while many others raucously pounced on the fallen balloons to pop as many as possible during what can only be described as a full-on frenzy.
Museum directors say this is all about celebrating the holiday as a family.
Each hour, there was an event with a countdown, beginning at 10 a.m. when volunteers placed Mentos into six bottles of Diet Coke to cause an eruption.
The Tony's Pizza Events Center, Salina Parks & Rec, and Rocking M Media hosted the 4th annual "Noon Year's Eve" event.
"Nobody falls asleep or anything, and we can just have fun", guest Ella Lighthart said.