‘Noon Year’s Eve’ helps families celebrate across generations

You know how it is.

Grandma and Grandpa don’t want to stay up until midnight. The pork and sauerkraut tradition can wait for the next day.

The kiss at midnight? Why not celebrate that a few hours early. It’s just as sweet.

And the little ones are better left in bed for the real countdown to midnight, toasts and all.

For an early bird twist on the holiday, libraries in North Ridgeville, Avon, Lorain, Mentor, and Sheffield Lake offer Noon Year’s Eve celebrations with a ball drop or balloon drop, and a countdown, among other festivities.

The library celebrations begin at 11 or 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 31. Or in Wickliffe, the party is 11 a.m. Dec. 30.

Check your local library website for possible events, or invite the greats and grandparents, reminisce and invent your own fun celebration.

Let’s ring in this new year with laughter, fun, and thankfulness for each other.

Photo courtesy of Metro Creative Connection

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