40 Ways to Holiday, Day 40: January 1

In 2017, there are exactly 40 days from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day. And with the elimination of the eighth floor display at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis and Holiday Lights in the Park in Saint Paul, along with the disappointing change from tradition at Holidazzle, more people than ever are looking for new holiday activities. Enter “40 Ways to Holiday.” Each day between November 23 and January 1 will have at least one event worth checking out, along with plenty of giveaways along the way! Find the full list of days here.

Day 40: Monday, January 1

Featured pick: Noon Year’s Party at Como Park Zoo

Noon Years Party
A kid-friendly DJ, crafts, animals and a balloon drop await your little ones during the Noon Year’s Party at Como Park Zoo in Saint Paul on December 31 and January 1. Photo credit: Como Park Zoo

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in Saint Paul has seen wild success with its Noon Year’s Party, now held December 31 and January 1 in Saint Paul. Kidsdance, a kid-friendly DJ, will be there to pump out dance hits, plus there will be crafts, animals, and a countdown to high noon with a beach ball balloon drop. The festivities start at 10:00 a.m. in the Zoo’s Visitor Center.

Noon Year’s Party
10:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1
Como Park Zoo
Saint Paul

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