For those too young to stay up until the midnight bell tolls, the Family Museum in Bettendorf offered a fun, family friendly alternative.
Hundreds gathered at the museum for a countdown to the "Noon Year" Tuesday. 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.
"Even for the little kids two or three year olds, there isn't a lot for those to do on this day so I think this is a great opportunity for them to come and have some fun," said Kim Kidwell of the Family Museum.
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