By: Crispin Havener
For those too young to stay up until the midnight bell tolls, the Family Museum in Bettendorf offered a fun and family friendly alternative.
Hundreds gathered at the museum for a countdown to the "Noon Year." At the stroke of noon, partygoers threw confetti and jingled bells to celebrate the new year.
Organizers say it's a great option for kids who can't take part in the late night adult celebrations.
"A lot of kids go to bed early and they can't stay up until midnight," said Elly Gerdts, Public Relations Director for the Family Museum. "Parents really appreciate that we have it at noon, and they can celebrate it with their families."
Kids we spoke to say their favorite part was playing with all that confetti.