Nearly 600 kids and adults celebrated with a balloon drop at noon. Kids also got to make their own noise makers and party hats to ring in the new year a half day earlier than everyone else.
"I like it when I can come with my friends," said Sam Burden. "And I like it because it's so big, and I can see the race cars."
Organizers say they got the idea for Noon Year's from a Decatur, Illinois museum.