RADIO DISNEY, the #1 radio network for kids, tweens, and families, rings in the New Year with its annual "Noon Year's Eve" events for kids and families on December 31. The popular events, taking place in over 20 markets, will welcome kids and families to their favorite locations including local zoos, museums and shopping centers for family-friendly celebrations that give kids the opportunity to have all the fun of New Year's Eve before their bedtime.
Hosted by Radio Disney's local stations, the "Noon Year's Eve" events will feature the best songs of the year from Radio Disney's "Top 50 of 2012," interactive entertainment and prizes. Many of the events will also feature resolution writing, balloon drops, juice toasts and a special countdown.
Events in Philadelphia, Boston, Phoenix and Miami offer parents the chance to enter "The Chevrolet Traverse presents: The Family Ride of a Lifetime Sweepstakes" where one lucky winner will receive a new 2013 Chevrolet Traverse and a trip for six to Orlando to visit Walt Disney World Resort and attend the sold-out Justin Bieber Believe Tour concert with special guest Carly Rae Jepsen, plus a guitar autographed by Bieber. While enjoying interactive entertainment hosted by the Radio Disney Road Crews, guests can tour the re-imagined 2013 Chevrolet Traverse on display.
The "Noon Year's Eve" events take place on December 31 at the following locations:
Chicago, Illinois - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
MB Financial Park with AM 1300
MB Financial Park at Rosemont - 5501 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
*Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Noon Year's Eve Party at Blue Cross RiverRink with AM 640
Penn's Landing - 101 South Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19106
San Francisco, California - 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose with AM 1310
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110
Kids and families are invited to make free New Year's phone calls to friends and relatives, courtesy of Metro PCS.
*Boston, Massachusetts - 1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Boston Family Fireworks Celebration with AM 1260
Boston Common - Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108
Atlanta, Georgia - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The City of Smyrna Community Center with AM 590
200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, GA 30080
Houston, Texas - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mall of the Mainland with AM 1590
10000 Emmett L Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX 77591
Detroit, Michigan - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Toledo Zoo with AM 910
2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609
Seattle, Washington - 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Zoo Year's Eve at Woodland Park Zoo with AM 1250
601 North 59th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
Tempe New Year's Eve Block Party with AM 1580
Downtown Tempe (700 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281)
Family Fireworks Show starting at 9:00 p.m.
Phoenix, Arizona - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Phoenix Zoo with AM 1580
455 Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Event includes over 20 tons of snow.
Tampa, Florida - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo with AM 1380
1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
Minneapolis, Minnesota - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory with AM 1440
1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, MN 55103
*Miami, Florida 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
New Year's Eve at Bayfront Park with AM 990
Bayfront Park 301 N Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33132
Cleveland, Ohio - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo with AM 1260
3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
St. Louis, Missouri - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saint Louis Science Center with AM 1260
5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
Event includes "Science Goes Splat" ball drop and chance to enter "Radio Disney Golden Ticket" prize - four VIP tickets to "Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!," "Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic," and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium with AM 1250
One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Salt Lake City, Utah - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Manor at Shops at Riverwoods with AM 910
4801 North University Avenue, Provo, UT 84604
Salt Lake City, Utah - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Eve at The Gateway - Family Festival area with AM 910
18 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mayfair - Center Court with AM 1640
2500 North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Family Friendly New Year's Eve at Winterfest with AM 1640
Delta Center, 400 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Albany, New York - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Colonie Center with AM 1460
131 Colonie Center, Albany, NY 12205
Balloon drop and juice toast sponsored by Fidelis Care. Fans will get the chance to win an ultimate VIP Fan Experience to "First Night Saratoga."
* Denotes events that feature chance to enter "The Chevrolet Traverse presents: The Family Ride of a Lifetime Sweepstakes."
Radio Disney is the #1, 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families. Kids help pick the music that is played and are encouraged to interact via a toll-free phone line to the Radio Disney studio. The network's current playlist, driven by listener requests and representing major record labels, includes recording artists Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Katy Perry, Cody Simpson, Carly Rae Jepsen and Cher Lloyd. The network is available on 31 owned terrestrial radio stations and is also available via RadioDisney.com, Sirius XM satellite radio on channel 79, iTunes Radio Tuner, mobile phones, the Radio Disney iPhone and Android Apps, and the Radio Disney Facebook page.