Children’s Museum rings in the ‘Noon Year’

The kids didn’t have to stay up until midnight to celebrate the New Year. They celebrated the “Noon Year” at the Children’s Museum of La Crosse on Wednesday.

The annual event has been put on just about every year since the museum opened up in the city’s downtown. The festivities also include the popular bubble wrap stomp and is included as part of the regular admission price.

Dozens of families took part. One parent says it’s a fun way for the kids to join in on the festivities.

“It’s a chance for the kids to celebrate Noon on New Year’s Eve in a fun and engaging way and to get out some of the pent up energy from being inside during the cold months,” said celebrator Paul Hemenway.

This was the 15th year of the event.