Over 1,000 Expected For 20th Annual "Times Square" Ball Drop In Dover

Dec 30, 2013

Kids who aren’t old enough to stay up until midnight can still watch a shiny silver ball drop at in Dover on New Year's Eve. The Dover Children's Museum is expecting over 1,000 little partiers at their 20th annual daytime New Year's Eve party.

Dover Childrens’ Museum communications director, Heidi Duncanson says it's not Times Square, but it's close:

During the day we have a series of midnight countdowns, where we lower the glitter-ball from 30 feet up, everybody counts down the last 10 seconds, and we have party horns, and they make hats.   

The big ball will drop three times on Tuesday.  At 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm, each time followed by ginger-ale served in plastic champagne cups.  The rest of the museum will be open for exploring, and the usual entry fee of $9 will apply.