Ringing in 2010

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Children's Museum of Wilmington hosted its second annual "Noon-Years" event Thursday, so kids and their parents could celebrate the new year a little early.

The event is a way for children to pretend they stayed up all night.

"They count down to what we call 'Noon Years,' and they throw confetti - have noise makers," said Leigh Muscle with the Children's Museum of Wilmington.  "It's a great way for children to be part of the New Year's celebration without having them up until midnight."

The museum will host another "Noon Years" event Jan. 1, but if you plan to stay up until midnight, Carolina Beach is hosting its annual Island of Lights celebration.

A giant, lighted beach ball will drop at midnight, followed by a fireworks display to ring in 2010.

It's a family-friendly event, with dancing and a DJ.  The festivities at Carolina Beach begin at 9:00pm, Dec. 31.

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