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What to Expect at Noon Year’s Eve (Eve), 2019

Ring in the New Year with the whole family! Noon Year’s Eve (Eve) is a traditional family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration at Crystal Bridges, held in the afternoon so everyone can celebrate the New Year without staying up past bedtime. The afternoon is filled with artmaking activities, performances, and a Coca-Cola toast at noon. The event is free and no registration is required.

Please note that Noon Year’s Eve (Eve) is aptly named because it will take place THE DAY BEFORE New Year’s Eve: Monday, December 30 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Scroll below to see what you can expect at this year’s Noon Year’s Eve (Eve)!


Enjoy a Coca-Cola Toast and Countdown at Noon!

Join us a little before noon for a New Year’s countdown and Coca-Cola toast at either of two locations: Walker Landing and the Great Hall. Coke will be provided. Come out and celebrate the New Year!


Have a family dance party

A family dance party will take place in the Great Hall both before and after the toast at noon.


Enjoy live music and performances

Live music and performances will be sprinkled around the museum through the afternoon.

Two local bands, Farmer & The Markets and Mariachi Amistad, will be performing live on Walker Landing throughout the event.

  • Farmer & The Markets, 11 am – 1:30 pm
  • Mariachi Amistad, 1:30 – 3 pm

And at 1 pm in the Great Hall, Vodvill Klown will perform circus skills and pantomime techniques.


See Crystals in Art for FREE

Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today is Crystal Bridges’ current temporary exhibition that explores the connections between crystals and art throughout time, spanning history and geography. Normally a $12 ticket for non-members, Crystals in Art is FREE for everyone during Noon Year’s Eve (Eve)!

Don’t miss your opportunity to view this exciting exhibition, as it closes on January 6.


Show off your creative side with art activities

Enjoy an afternoon of artmaking with the entire family! Decorate prismatic glasses, create festive party hats or headbands to wear while you ring in the New Year, get your face painted, create a New Year’s Eve button, and enjoy an art-themed scavenger hunt in the galleries!


Keep a lookout for Father Time walking the halls!

Father Time is a favorite at Noon Year’s Eve. Be on the lookout for him wandering the halls, counting down the minutes to the New Year.


See you at Noon Year’s Eve (Eve) on Monday, December 30 from 11 am to 3 pm!


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