PHOENIX - This could possibly be the wildest New Year's Eve celebration in the Valley.
This is the annual "Noon Year's Eve" celebration at the Phoenix Zoo.
"It's just a fun way for the kiddos to ring in the new year at an appropriate hour -- like noon," Linda Hardwick said.
Hardwick is with the Phoenix Zoo.
"This is a long-time tradition and we love to bring in snow because a lot of people don't get to experience snow here in Arizona," she said. "So we haul in 30 tons of snow. We have several different piles -- some for the older kids, for the little ones."
At noon, the kids were able to watch the ball drop and celebrate with a juice and cider toast, but the big draw is. of course, the snow!
"We came out for the snow. We have a membership and so we thought it would be fun to fill up our day and do some fun activities," one person said.