Saturday, December 31, 2016

Father Time at the Watch & Clock Museum Event Today!

Ring in the New Year with Father Time and Baby New Year at the place that is the center of time—The National Watch and Clock Museum. The Museum’s New Year’s Eve at Noon event on December 31 is the only local New Year’s Eve party designed specifically for children during daylight hours. 

Children will learn about the passage of time using traditional adult activities presented in a child-friendly manner. As part of the traditional celebration, the Museum will host a countdown with Father Time, complete with a balloon drop at the strike of noon. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Father Time will lead guests in a dance party full of fun and swinging music.

Activities include time to:

  • Make New Year’s hats out of recycled materials to wear as you celebrate the new year
  • Pose in the Museum’s New Year’s photo booth while you show off your party hat 
  • Play a New Year’s trivia game testing your knowledge of New Year’s traditions and history 
  • Participate in family challenges like Minute to Win It as you race against the clock 
  • Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve story time 
  • Create a time capsule to remember 2016 
  • Write your resolutions for 2017 on Resolution Wall 
  • Decorate a cookie like a clock face with Rivertownes PA, USA and enjoy it as a snack afterward 
  • Accessorize with glitter tattoos and face painting by Mimzy’s Face Painting 
Joining in the celebration will also be a mob of mascots including Turkey Hill’s “Hilda”, Herr’s “Chipper”, and Columbia Fire Co.’s “Sparky” with his fire truck!

Media sponsor for New Year’s Eve at Noon is WJTL FM 90.3.

Advanced registration is not necessary and all activities are included with regular paid admission of adults $9, senior citizens $8, children age 5-16 $5, children younger than 5 free, and a family rate of $23. For additional information, contact 717.684.8261, ext. 237.

The National Watch and Clock Museum is operated by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) association with close to 14,000 members, representing 52 countries. April through November the Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. December through March hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From Memorial Day through Labor Day the Museum is also open on Mondays. Discounts are available to seniors, students, AAA members, and groups of 10 or more. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to call ahead. For more program information, directions, or general Museum information, call 717.684.8261 or visit our website at

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