Celebrate New Year's Eve at Naperville Millennium Carillon

  • Carillonneurs will play festive music of the season to count down the new year at the New Year's Eve celebration at the Millennium Carillon in Naperville.

    Carillonneurs will play festive music of the season to count down the new year at the New Year's Eve celebration at the Millennium Carillon in Naperville. Courtesy of Naperville Park District

 
Submitted by Naperville Park District
Updated 12/20/2019 8:49 PM

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 5:30 p.m. and one for those who want to celebrate the new year at midnight.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

At the 5:30 p.m. 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 5:50 p.m., followed by a countdown at 6 p.m.

At the midnight celebration, carillonneurs Tim Sleep and Sue Bergren will play duets beginning at 11:30 p.m.

At 11:55 p.m., 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. For information, visit napervilleparks.org.

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