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DES MOINES, Iowa — Ten days into winter, the most snow we’ve seen is flurries, unless you know where to look. Sleepy Hollow Sports Park had its busiest day of the year on Sunday, with about 600 people coming through the doors. Many visitors tell us they were craving snow and a chance to get out of the house with their kids during winter break.

“Well actually, this is the first year we’ve been out here on New Year’s. For us, it really is more just about getting outside, breathing in some fresh air, and at this point experiencing snow since we’ve been lacking that a little bit thus far,” said Bryan Burkhardt, a Sleepy Hollow visitor.

“Well, we just wanted to do something before the year ended together and just thought it would be fun to go sledding, and since there’s not really any snow anywhere else, it seemed like a good place,” said Francesca Elia.

URBANDALE, Iowa —  While some embrace the “new year, new me” motto, an Urbandale man is embracing a new ability.

According to the National Eye Institute, one in 12 men have some form of a color deficiency. Nicholas Noah is less sensitive to red light, so before getting his new glasses, he couldn’t tell the difference between blue and purple or red and pink.

“One of the most amazing things I’ve seen so far is a sunset. I never really knew that a sunset had multiple colors. Now being able to see all these colors is a truly amazing experience,” Noah said.

Noah’s glasses use an optical filter that allows colorblind people to perceive color.

The glasses cost $350.00, and Noah says it is one of the best Christmas presents he has ever received.

“You can’t put a price tag on the experience that I have gone through, so yes they are expensive, but truly seeing bright, vivid colors is just a wonderful experience,” Noah said.