INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - It wasn't a countdown to midnight, but a countdown to noon that brought big crowds to the Children's Museum.
The annual tradition makes sure younger children get a chance to celebrate the new year, if they can't be awake at midnight.
A large crowd gathered round the water clock at noon and 1 p.m. to ring the "the new year."
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Central Indiana through Friday night. Southern counties will be under a winter storm warning beginning Thursday night through Friday night.
Crews in Indianapolis and around Central Indiana are gearing up for this upcoming winter weather event.
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died.