First Night Williamsburg is a family-oriented, non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve celebration of the performing arts presented throughout the City and on the campus of the College of William & Mary.
2011 marks the 19th anniversary year for the premiere New Year’s Eve Celebration in Williamsburg Virginia. Every year thousands converge here to experience a variety of family entertainment, food and a grand fireworks display at midnight. Main stage performances begin at 6 p.m.
New this year is the “Main Event Shag Band” , the first shag band to appear at First Night, for those who like to dance. Free buses will be running from 5 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. People with a button can ride the bus for free.
Enjoy the area’s finest professional entertainers including singers, instrumentalists, magicians, storytellers, puppeteers, jugglers, clowns, bands, a Big Band orchestra and more! A variety of music is featured, including classical, shag, children’s, blues, R&B, Broadway, jazz, country, blue grass, folk and patriotic.
Performers this year include : Bagels and Fraylox Klezmer Band, Betsy Q, Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys, Bobby Blackhat Blues Band, Celtica, Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads ,Clan McCool, Code Blue Bluegrass Band, Coyote Run, First Baptist Sanctuary Choir, Hot Soup, Jackie Scott and the Housewreckers, Jae Sinnett Trio , Kim Kalman, Main Event Band, Molasses Creek, MSG, Orion, Planet Full of Blues , Plunky and Oneness, Poisoned Dwarf, Puckett and Person
Rich Follett, Ron Fetner, The Runaway String Band, Schnicklefritz and the Oompahs, The Company Store, Bill and Pam Gurley, Three Jolly Coachmen, Tim Morgan and Mojo Brothers, Tim Nolan, Timothy Seaman, Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra and the Windsome Wood Chamber Players , Vintage Vinyl, Chiefs and Indians, Dylan Fitchett, and Kevin Garcia. Guaranteed a hot night in a cool atmosphere.
Food vendors will have food and drinks available for sale throughout the evening.
The grand finale begins at 11:30 p.m. at Zable Stadium at The College of William & Mary. Fireworks go off at midnight.
Get your button and join in on the happiest night of the year! One button is all it takes to admit you all over town for this fun-filled event.
- Saturday, December 31, 2011 (3:00 PM)
- Phone: (757) 258-5153
- Tickets & Event Info: (757) 258-5153
- Email email@example.com
- Website www.firstnightwilliamsburg.org
Parking is available at William & Mary Hall, Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, the two-story municipal garage near the Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Building, behind Matthew Whaley School, the Old Court House, and William & Mary Campus Center. Additional parking is available in the downtown area.
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