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December 31, 2019

$5 – $10

BPRW is pleased to partner with BCA, Signal Kitchen and many other Burlington groups, to help organize a new New Year’s celebration!

As part of the day-long event BPRW will host several events in the City.

For the complete schedule of events and ticket information, check out the Highlight event site.

Leddy Arena

Leddy Arena 216 Leddy Park Road

 $3 skate rentals.Skate your way into 2019 courtesy of Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront and amazing volunteers from the Champlain Valley Skating Club! Twist and twirl to tunes in Leddy Arena!

ONE Community Center

Around the World in the O.N.E.

Old North End Community Center 20 Allen Street

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Celebrate the New Year across the globe! On the hour, every hour between noon and 5 pm we’ll celebrate as the new year arrives in Asia, Africa, and Europe, getting closer and closer to us here in Burlington. Throughout the afternoon, performances, activities and tasty food and drink will highlight cultural traditions from around the world, with the chance for participants to learn some dance steps or even try out an instrument! Free craft activities with the Family Room will take place between 1:00 and 4:00.

12:00-12:15    The New Year has arrived in…Hanoi, Vietnam.

12:15-12:45    Dance Around the World with Ben Bergstein

1:00-1:15        The New Year has arrived in…Thimphu, Bhutan at 1:00 pm and Kathmandu, Nepal at 1:15.

1:15-1:45        Learn about Jamaica through Games and Music with Judi Emanuel Family Band

2:00-2:15        The New Year has arrived in…Karachi, Pakistan

2:15-2:45        Nepali Heritage Dance Group – watch and participate

3:00-3:15        The New Year has arrived in…Yerevan, Armenia.

3:15-3:45        A2VT – Africa to Vermont! Dance along with Vermont’s favorite Afro-pop group.

4:00-4:15        The New Year has arrived in…Asmara, Eritrea.

4:15-4:45        Polish music, dance and song with Rik and David.

The International Snack Bar menu will includelots of delicious food for sale: Momos – meat and vegetarian (Nepal); Empanadas – meat and vegetarian (Argentina); Bratwurst with Sauerkraut (Germany); and Injera Plate – meat, vegetable, or combo (Ethiopian/Eritrean). Desserts will include macaroons, baklava, and rice pudding. Beverages will be Mango Lassi, hot chocolate, coffee and tea, juice boxes, soda and water.

Waterfront Park

Fireworks! Bonfires! Cirque De Fuego!

Waterfront Park 20 Lake Street

6-9 pm: Bonfires
7:30 pm: Cirque De Fuego performance
8 pm: Fireworks!

More about the event:

Highlight is Burlington’s new citywide New Year’s Eve celebration, produced by Signal Kitchen & Burlington City Arts. The festival brings Vermont’s leading artists, doers, and thinkers together to showcase our community’s creativity through lively festivities for all to enjoy. Click to check out all of the events!



December 31, 2019
$5 – $10
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