New New Year’s celebration comes to Vermont city
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington will not be without a New Year’s celebration after the long-running First Night Burlington was forced to close this year due to financial troubles.
A new celebration called Highlight will ring in the new year.
NECN reports it’s a partnership between Burlington City Arts and the events promoters at Signal Kitchen — with the support of many sponsors.
The financial struggles of 35-year-running First Night Burlington were blamed on last year’s subzero cold and shrinking attendance.
Vermont native singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell is among the Highlight performers. Activities include a parade, fireworks, a bonfire and fire dancers.