New Year’s comes early at LEGOLAND Posted on December 30, 2008 by Richard Irwin Midnight comes early in LEGOLAND California with this festive celebration that kids can enjoy without missing bedtime. Like the famous Times Square party, Kids’ New Year’s Eve features a countdown followed by a huge LEGO brick dropping 22-feet into 2009 along with a dazzling fireworks display over Miniland. The event also features a special performance by kids’ pop-rocker Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players. Roberts and his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players, will treat revelers to a concert, featuring songs from their latest album, Pop Fly as well as many old favorites. Pop Fly was listed as one of the “Best CDs for Kids” in Entertainment Weekly’s 2008 Holiday Gift Guide. With high-energy tunes spanning genres from rock and roll to Afro-pop rhythms combined with hip, sophisticated lyrics, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players performance is fun for children and parents alike. WHEN: December 31, 2008 from 3 to 6 p.m. 3p.m.: Kids are invited to participate in party games and share their New Year’s resolutions on stage in front of friends and family 4p.m. and 5p.m.: Concerts with Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players 6 p.m.: Times Square style count down and “ball drop” featuring a 6-foot-tall LEGO Brick and dazzling fireworks display and kids decked out in glow bracelets and fireworks viewing glasses WHERE: LEGOLAND California, located in Carlsbad – 30 miles north of San Diego.