This year, Naperville Park District will not be hosting the traditional Countdown at the Carillon event at the Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower, due to the pandemic. However, City Carillonneur Tim Sleep recorded a video of the Carillon bell, Big Joe, striking midnight, followed by the bells playing “Auld Lang Syne” so that anyone can add this special element to their celebration of the New Year at home.
“We want to provide a way for people to continue the community tradition of marking the New Year with the Carillon bells, even when they cannot gather in a large crowd,” explained Sleep.
The 2020 New Year’s Eve video begins with the Westminster announcement, then Big Joe strikes midnight, followed by a Royal Peal and Auld Lang Syne. The video is available here and also will be posted on the NaperParks and Millennium Carillon Facebook pages.
Picture Source: Naperville Park District