New Year’s Eve at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Noon Year’s Eve Returns to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Celebrate the arrival of 2009 before dark at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s third annual Noon Year’s Eve bash. The family-friendly New Year’s Eve party features fun activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31.

Noon Year’s Eve features a countdown and ball drop at noon on the Zoo’s Welcome Plaza, allowing kids and parents to ring in the new year together without staying up too late. Zoo admission during Noon Year’s Eve is discounted to $6 for adults, $4 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children under 2 and Zoo members.

Kids will have the opportunity to make eco-friendly noisemakers during Noon Year’s Eve, and the first 2,500 kids under 12 will receive complimentary refreshments including Vitamin Water, Fuze beverages, bagels and chips. Other highlights include ice carving demonstrations, opportunities to make New Year’s ReZOOlutions and special new-year performances of Dr. Z’s Wild Animal Show at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Zoo Auditorium.

Radio Disney’s Road Crew will host its “MOVE IT!” youth and family fitness program to the top family hits of 2008 and give away lots of prizes to kids.

Visitors to Noon Year’s Eve are encouraged to arrive early as traffic delays around the Zoo may occur before the noontime countdown and ball drop. The Zoo’s gates will open at 9:30 a.m. on December 31. More than 10,000 people attended last year’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration.


2 Responses

  1. I finally have a new year’s eve off…thanks for reminding me about this event!

  2. What a neat idea, the kids would absolutely LOVE this

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