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First Night Worcester

New Years Eve Clock with RibbonWhat began in 1981 and has delighted Central Massachusetts residents ever since?  First Night Worcester, of course!

First Night Worcester is a nonprofit organization dedicated to community sharing by providing diverse art forms to the Worcester area.  In fact, the many artistic and cultural offerings serve to keep people of all ages engaged throughout the afternoon and evening.

How is First Night Worcester funded?  Multiple organizations partner together to help make this electrifying experience possible.

Is there a central meeting place?  Yes, City Hall Plaza.  In fact, a heated tent with food and music will be available.  And, this year, skating at the new Worcester Oval Common will also be an option (think smaller, less hectic New York City).

In addition to the many activities and talent on hand, a tribute to Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray will commence in front of Worcester City Hall at 7 P.M.  Following a procession through area streets, Mr. Murray, a Worcester native and former mayor, will be recognized at City Hall Plaza for his numerous contributions to the city.  Two fireworks displays serve to further exhilarate a stimulating evening.

Will everyone be admitted to First Night Worcester?  Yes, everyone with a First Night Button.  Buttons are on sale for $7 and can be purchased beforehand at places like CVS Pharmacy, DCU Center Box Office, Mechanics Hall, and Price Chopper Supermarkets.  A complete list of locations and additional First Night information can be accessed by going to www.firstnightworcester.org.  Fortunately, if you show up on New Year’s Eve without a button, you can buy one at the door for $10.

Besides scheduled events like face painting, magic shows, laser shows, and synchronized swimming, Worcester’s own multi-talented native, Alicia Witt (film actress, stage performer, songwriter, singer), will perform at Mechanics Hall at 10 p.m.  Ms. Witt leaves audiences riveted with her amazing piano ability and bold yet melodic voice.  Tickets to the concert range from $15 to $35.  And, if you buy one, the price includes a complimentary First Night Button.

Yes, 2012 is coming to an end, but a fantastic evening is sure to send this year out in grand style.

First Night Worcester?  You’ll love it!

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