Local kids celebrate the new year two-and-a-half days early

The Children’s Museum in La Crosse held their ‘Happy Noon Year’ celebration Saturday.

Organizer said it gives parents a chance to let their kids have a News Year’s experience and not feel bad on Monday when it’s time to call the babysitter.

Kids could come earlier to the celebration to make party hats and noise makers, but the real noise started ten minutes before noon, leading to the big countdown to the “noon year”.

“Some of the little ones… it gets really noisy when kids do the ‘bubble wrap stomp’ down in the basement, so you’ll see a lot of ‘this’,” said Anne Snow, executive director of the Children’s Museum of La Crosse, as she covered her ears. “So, some of the little ones will stay on the higher floors and watch over the atrium and throw balloons down on the other kids, so it’s really good for all ages,” said Snow.

Snow says the show has been going on for about 16 years.

The children’s museum is open Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., but will be closed for New Years Eve and New Years Day.

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