Skokie new year celebrated when clock strikes noon
Ken "The Flying Fool" Schultz entertains the crowd with juggling and comedy Dec. 27 during a Skokie Park District New Year's celebration for children at Skokie's Exploritorium. | Joe Cyganowski~For Sun-Times Media.
Updated: February 4, 2013 6:25AM
SKOKIE — This may have been the best New Year’s celebration of all.
There were no hangovers, no holiday traffic with which to contend and no worrying about whether you had the perfect date beside you when the clock struck midnight.
The Skokie Park District’s “Itty Bitty New Year” gave children a taste of welcoming in 2013, but without any of the messiness. Held a few days before the actual 2012 calendar was all used up, the Dec. 27 celebration featured games, play, a juggling act and tasty munchies. And because its big balloon drop was held not at midnight but at high noon, everyone had ample opportunity still to get a good night’s sleep.
Can you say that about your New Year’s celebration?
The Skokie Park District has been throwing this family bash for several years and it continues to be a popular way for families to usher in the new year — even with their youngest members.