Calendar of Events

*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability. 

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event is proudly sponsored by Oriental Trading

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 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

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

Purpose Behind the Play: Number concept development, dramatic play, self-regulation, and socialization

“It’s Midnight Somewhere” Confetti Countdown Times:

Sesame Street Countdown Clock

9:45 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 hat to take home.
    • Noise Makers – Come make a noisemaker for our Noon-Year’s Eve Countdown.
    • Party Hats– Join us in one of our community rooms to make and decorate a party hat!
    • Pretend City guests will also have their own noisemakers proudly donated by Oriental Trading.
  • Math Matters (11:30am & 3:00pm)Countdown Clock > Let’s count from 1-10 and then back down again from 10-1! Children will use various materials such as buttons, beads, and other manipulatives to practice their counting skills.  

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!

Fee: Included with admission*

*Sorry, no coupons or free admission passes will be accepted for this event.


Tuesday, December 31, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Pretend City Children’s Museum


Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
+ Google Map

*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.