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A Golden New Year's Eve Celebration

8:30 p.m. - midnight
Downtown Marion Main Street

The Marion Rotary Club has created an enthusiastic following of revelers celebrating New Year's Eve with a Gold Nugget Drop on Marion's Main Street. This street party is family-friendly. A list of activities is below, check the Marion Rotary Club's Facebook page for updates and additions. The spectacular gold nugget was created by local metal artists at Turtle Laboratories.


Costume Contest On-site at All Things Geeky by 2 Nerds, 29 Logan Street, Marion.

8 - 9:30 p.m. - Costume Contest Registration at All Things Geeky by 2 Nerds.

10 p.m. - Announcement of costume Contest winners.

Family Fun Zone sponsored by the Corpening Memorial YMCA

9 p.m. - Midnight - Enjoy carnival-style games and a variety of inflatables in the Family Fun Zone located on North Main Street.

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Carriage Rides

9 p.m. - Midnight - Grab your sweetie or your family members for a carriage ride through downtown Marion. Admission varies from $2-$5 per person.

Train Rides for Kids

9 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Hop aboard the midnight express and for a short scenic train ride in downtown Marion. Free admission.

Historic Ghost Walks

9 p.m. - 12 p.m. - Join Members of the McDowell Historical Society for one of their walking tours. Tour groups leave at the top of each hour. A donation is requested from to support the Historical Society. Ghost walks begin and end at Possibilities, 81 South Main Street in Marion.