Noon Year’s Eve bash to take place at Marfa Public Library December 28

An ill-fated balloon drop took place last year at the Marfa Public Library Noon Year’s Eve party. The library will attempt the celebratory balloon drop at their event again this year. Photo courtesy of Nicki Ittner.

MARFA — The Marfa Public Library will host its annual Noon Year’s Eve party from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, December 28, in the Community Room. 

The midday get-together provides local kids ages 13 and under — who may hit the hay before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve — a special way to ring in the new year. 

“Noon Year’s Eve is one of our favorite events,” said Library Director Nicki Ittner. “It’s a way of giving kids their own celebration and marking the new year — a little early.”

Noon Year’s Eve is free and open to the public. A balloon drop will take place at noon followed by a glow party. Ittner said more fun activities and black lights will be in effect to help ring in the new year. 

“Our Noon Year’s Eve party includes all our favorites — a balloon drop, sparkling juice toast, tattoo parlor, resolution wall and crafts — plus this year, we’re adding a glow party after the balloon drop,” said Ittner. 

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