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Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown!

Sunday, December 31, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

5..4..3..2..1..HAPPY NOON YEAR! Join us for our annual New Year’s Celebration in the middle of the day! We will celebrate the new year at different times throughout the day as the sun travels across the different time zones! There will be a confetti countdown 4 different times to celebrate the new year in Bangladesh, Dubai, Athens, and London, as it turns to midnight in these different cities! We will also have New Year’s activities and art for our little ones to enjoy!

Times: See Activity Times Below…

Twas’ the day before New Year’s and all through the city the citizens are stirring and buzzing about! With sparkling streamers, blowouts, noise makers, and confetti that will make this the party of all parties!

“It’s Midnight Somewhere” Confetti Countdown Times:

Sesame Street Countdown Clock

11:00 a.m.   (Dhaka, Bangladesh) (Member’s Only Countdown)

12:00 p.m.    (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

2:00 p.m.      (Athens, Greece)

4:00 p.m.      (London, England)

  • Smart Art: We will be making Noon-Year’s eve noise makers, working with the numbers 1-12, and making your very own Noon-Year’s eve party crowns to take home.
    • Noise Makers – Come make a noise maker for our Noon-Year’s Eve Countdown.
    • Party Crowns– Join us in one of our community rooms to make and decorate a party crown!

Grown-up Tip: When your child sees the New Year’s Eve ball and asks, “What’s that?” don’t give a quick answer. Try asking: “what do you think it is?” Explore the object together using descriptive words to determine what it is. This allows your child to experiment with ideas and use critical thinking skills. They will get a thrill once they see the clock strike midnight and the ball light up. Explain to them the symbolism of the ball drop and if you don’t know it yourself – look it up and learn together!

RSVP: Not Required

Fee: Included with admission


Sunday, December 31, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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