"We have lots of families in the areas and lots of little ones that may not necessarily want to stay up until midnight on New Year's", Knight said, "and I think it's a fun way to bring families into the library to celebrate the new year in a safe, fun atmosphere".
There were over 500 people gathered for the highlight of the event, a balloon drop at high noon.
Daijah Watterson, 5, of Hyde Park, was running around the room, scooping up balloons and stuffing them under her arm.
"This is one of our favorite celebrations of the entire year", she said. "It's an affordable and fun event where the kids get to participate in a ball drop without having to stay up until midnight".
Rosie Majka, of Eldersburg, also said the event was great for kids who won't be able to stay up late to ring in the new year.
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It will be slightly warmer but still below freezing as highs reach the mid 20s to near 30 with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Forecasters said the temperature in the city was likely to dip under -12C, well below the typical average low for the day.
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The Children's Museum says some activities will be moved inside due to the cold weather but advise attendees to dress for the outdoors just in case.
The event is happening December 31st, from 6:00pm-8:00 p.m. with a countdown.
The event at Durham Museum is created to ring in the new year with fun, but the museum also wants to keep traditions alive.
Two-year-old Simone Frascarelli and her 5-year-old brother Filippe Frascarelli were fascinated with a station in which a stream of air lifted pink cylinders of foam.
"It's nice because we can just sit here", mother Melissa Frascarelli said, "and they can run all over".