Let your little party animals party with our animals! Bring the whole family to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's ninth annual Noon Year's Eve party and celebrate the New Year 12 hours early!
Noon Year's Eve runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 31 and features live entertainment, crafts, �ReZoolutions� and a special countdown to noon complete with a ball drop over the Zoo's Welcome Plaza.
The party includes a cast of all-star animals in a special Noon Year's Eve Wild Animal Show, music and dancing with Popfusion and an ice-carving demonstration. Noon Year's Eve activities are FREE with Zoo admission.
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 family-friendly celebrating continues at Merwin's Wharf, Cleveland Metroparks new full-service restaurant in The Flats, from 3-6 p.m. with an Afternoon Year's Eve Party complete with entertainment and a kids-only buffet with interactive food stations and �mocktails� available for those ages 13 and younger. Tickets for the kids' buffet are $11 in advance or $14 on the day of the event (adults order from the regular menu). For more information, call Merwin's Wharf at (216) 664-5696. Merwin's Wharf is located in Rivergate Park at 1785 Merwin Ave. in Cleveland's Flats neighborhood.
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $12.25 per person, $8.25 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.
For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo or call (216) 661-6500.
Noon Year's Eve is presented by Dollar Bank with support from UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.
SUE ALLEN - 216-635-3338, firstname.lastname@example.org
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