Homepage



Bookmark this page

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
Contents (c) 2006 ~ 2010
All Rights Reserved


VT EVENTS
 
Find and Go Seek

Who Fish

Vermont Vacation

VT Chamber

VT Living
 


---------------------------
 
Jeff's bookshelf: read

How to Survive the Recession - A Vermont Perspective

More of Jeff's books »
Jeff Connor's  book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists
CATEGORIES
 
Advice [ 175 ]  RSS ATOM
Attractions [ 20 ]  RSS ATOM
Events [ 241 ]  RSS ATOM
Food [ 25 ]  RSS ATOM
General [ 83 ]  RSS ATOM
Nature [ 27 ]  RSS ATOM
Shopping [ 25 ]  RSS ATOM
Unusual [ 61 ]  RSS ATOM
VT Books [ 3 ]  RSS ATOM
VT Products [ 34 ]  RSS ATOM


SEARCH
 


BLOG ARCHIVE
 
RSS ATOM  Full archive
 
current month



COUNTER
 
Visitors    2775051
Online users 79
 



TRAVEL FRIENDS
blog search directory
Travel Blogs - Blog Catalog Blog Directory
Travel Blog Directory
Blogarama - The Blog Directory
 
 
Vermont Dept of Tourism
 
 
Find and Go Seek VT
 
 
 
Megapickles Photoblog
 
 
Curtis Savard Photography
 
 
Best of Vermont
 
 
 The Vermont Gardener - Vermont Hardy Plants For Sale
 
 
 Alchemist Pub & Brewery 
 
 
 Happy Vermont
 
 
 Vermont Life Magazine
 
 
 New Vermont Cooking
 
 
 
 Vermont Ski Maven
 
 
 Vermont Waterfalls
 
 
 Vermont Swimming Holes
 
 
 FlavorChase Maple Syrup Blog
 
 
 Waterbury Tourism Blog
 
 
 Cabin Fever in Vermont Blog
 
 
 View Jeffrey Connor's profile on LinkedIn
 
 
 
Grunberg Haus's Facebook profile
 
 
 
 
 
 Viralogy Tracker
 
 Bookmark and Share
 
 
 

29 Dec 2008
Printable version  |  Email to a friend
First Night Celebrations in Three VT Towns


Back from a couple of weeks of vacation followed by busy days of cleaning up after the insulation company blew new "dense-pack" into the attic, reorganizing the items we took out of the attic, moving them around from room to room to make way for guests, putting them back into the attic, followed by some quick wall painting and a few small repairs, and somewhere in there I got over a cold, put up the Christmas tree, mailed holiday cards, and wrapped a couple of presents, plus the day-to-day details of running an inn such as answering inquiries, taking reservations and emailing confirmations.

One way I got all that done was by slacking on this blog. Now I have a one inch stack of topics ready to be written about. Number one on the list is New Year's celebrations. Three cities in VT have First Night celebrations.

Originated in Boston in 1976, First Night celebrations have spread to many other cities in the US plus Canada and New Zealand.

First Nights are family friendly events that are alcohol and substance free.

Burlington's First Night has a New Year's eve parade, music performances, plays, circus acts, dancing, eating, and fireworks at venues throughout the downtown, all within walking distance of each other

This is a large event put on by a non-profit organization with 3 full time directors, a board of 14 members, many corporate sponsors, and 500 volunteers.

Other First Nights nearby are Montpelier, and a little farther away in St. Johnsbury, where they are proud to raise a lighted ball at midnight instead of lowering it as they do in some other cities.

Admission ranges from $10 in St. Johnsbury to $15 at Burlington for adults.

(c) 2008 Jeff Connor
 
Events
posted by  grunhaus at  09:10