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On New Year’s Eve, we Vermonters pull on our sweaters, hats, and mittens and head to downtown Burlington for the art festival of the year: First Night Burlington. A tradition that spans several decades, First Night is a celebration of all types of art, from music to dancing to theater to film.
The First Night movement began in Boston in 1976 as a substance-free celebration of New Year’s Eve, and since then has spread to over 130 cities around the world. As the fifth city in the world to adopt this special way of ringing in the New Year, Burlington has continued to attract artists from diverse disciplines to share their talents with the local community. This year, Burlington will welcome over sixty different performing groups. For a complete list of the artists, check out the Burlington First Night website.
Certain events require tickets, while other events are free such as the two fireworks displays at 6 p.m. and midnight. Tickets may be purchased online at the website above, and can be delivered to your home address or collected at the “Will-Call” table at City Hall on the corner of Main Street and Church Street. A pass for all events is $15 for adults and $5.00 for children, while tickets for individual performances are $5.00 each.
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Burlington is a wonderful city for a young person to live in. In the main city, nearly all amenities are within walking distance. Those which are not, are usually accessible via bus. Downtown is packed with bars and pubs of all types. Like live music? Try Nectar’s. Prefer trivia? Check out RiRa’s. Want an unusual cocktail? Go to Daily Planet.
There is a co-op grocery store downtown with fresh and local food. For more affordable options, a bus ride out to South Burlington brings you to Shaw’s and Price Chopper. You’ll find every type of restaurant—nearly none of the typical chain places.