The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum rang 2014 in with their annual Elementary Ball Drop Tuesday. The event brought a huge crowd to the museum despite sub zero temperatures. Parents and kids huddled around each other outside as they counted down for a 7:30 p.m. start to the new year. Before the ball drop, kids stayed warm inside by dancing to some of the hits from 2013.
"Young kids, like I have a son who's five, and he's going to try to stay up but probably won't make it, but he gets to come here. It's really amazing how excited the kids get about this," said Landen Stelwagen, UPCM Exhibits' guy. "Every year I try to add a little something to the ball or, like this year, I added that the year will light up."
Many parents in the crowd said they liked the idea of celebrating the new year a little early. More than 300 people showed up for the ball drop at the museum.