New Year’s Eve events planned across the Rocket City

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-- Are you looking for something to do on New Year's Eve?

Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors' Bureau Marketing Manager Jessica Carlton recommends staying in Huntsville to ring in 2015.

"The Rocket City does New Year's Eve big, like we do all things," she said.

A ball will drop at Big Spring Park as the countdown begins toward midnight on New Year's Eve. This year's theme is "Terrame Rockets into 2015," and will feature rocket launches to celebrate a new year in the Rocket City.

"The rocket launch element is going to be a really new addition. And I think really fitting for The Rocket City," said Carlton.

The festivities there begin at 6 PM with events leading up to the new year. A DJ will play the top 20 songs of 2014 and there will be costume contests, even a firework display.

If you're looking for some child-friendly fun earlier in the day, check out Sci-Quest's New Year's Eve at Noon. It boasts an apple juice toast and crafts for the whole family.

Huntsville's bars and restaurants are also ready for a good night. Clubs are already advertising DJ's and drink specials in preparation for New Year's Eve.

Hotels are also looking to get in on the action.

"Our hotels... do a great job putting together special room rates and New Year's Eve packages," said Carlton.

The Von Braun Center has some events planned for the more mature crowd.

The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra will perform a Pops Concert entitled, "Music from the Mad Men Era" at 7:30.

The comedian Killer Beaz is also set to host 2 celebrations at the VBC on NYE.

And the Huntsville Museum of Art wants you to "Have Yourself a Jazzy Little New Year" at their jazz event. Jazz composer Brian Simpson will perform alongside special guests to welcome 2015.

More information on each of these and more (including ways to buy tickets for the events with a charge) can be found at this link.

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