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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Millennium Carillon


Naperville Park District invites the community to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Millennium Carillon.

The 2019 Celebration at the Carillon is a free event, with two opportunities to celebrate the New Year, one for the whole family, beginning at 5:30PM and one for those who want to celebrate the New Year at midnight.

At the 5:30PM family event only, the Park District will hand out bells, glow sticks and hot chocolate while supplies last. City Carillonneur Tim Sleep will play festive music of the season, including selections from the movies, “Frozen” and “Frozen 2” from 5:30 to 5:50PM, followed by a countdown at 6PM.

At the midnight celebration, Carillonneurs Tim Sleep and Sue Bergren will play duets beginning at 11:30PM. At 11:55PM, they will play, “Try To Remember” and at midnight the six ton bell, “Big Joe,” will strike 12 times followed by a Royal Peal to welcome the New Year. The program will finish with “Auld Lang Syne” and “The Rejoicing” from “Music for the Royal Fireworks” by G.F.Handel. There will be not be a countdown announced at the midnight celebration.

Both countdowns will take place at the Naperville Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower at Rotary Hill,  443 Aurora Ave. Limited parking is available at the top of Rotary Hill or in the Park District Administration Building parking lot. Additional parking is located at Centennial Beach or at the Municipal Center at 400 S. Eagle St. Please note that the entire event is outdoors; participants are encouraged to dress for the weather.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.


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