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December 31, 2018

$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.

Leddy Arena

 Ice Skating @ Leddy Park Arena
 $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!

Old North End Community Center

 Highlight the O.N.E

New Year’s Eve Celebrations from Around the Globe

As midnight strikes in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, we will HIGHLIGHT cities from around the globe. Join us at the Old North End Community Center on New Year’s Eve day to ring in the New Year with people from cities around the World. Every hour between 12:00 & 5:00pm there will be traditional music, drumming & food!!

  • 12:00pm: Hanoi, Vietnam and  Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1:00pm: Kathmandu, Nepal and Thimphu, Bhutan
  • 2:00pm: Islamabad, Pakistan and Oral, Kazakhstan
  • 3:00pm: Yerevan, Armenia and Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 4:00pm: Nairobi, Kenya and Mogadishu, Somalia and Istanbul, Turkey
  • 5:00pm: Lubumbashi, Congo Dem. Republic and Khartoum, Sudan

Downstairs (Event Hall) Schedule

  • 12:00–11pm: Snacks & Ethnic Food Court
  • 12:00–4:00pm: Kids’ Arts & Crafts with ONE Arts
  • 2:00–3:00pm: Mais, Juggling
  • 3:00–4:00pm: Nepali & Tibetan Dancers
  • 4:00–5:00pm: Judi Emanuel – Learn to Play Jamaican Music
  • 10:00–11:00pm: World Music DJ

Upstairs (Gymnasium) Schedule

  • 5:00–6:00pm: A2VT
  • 6:00–7:00pm: Jenni Johnson – Sock Hop
  • 7:00–8:00pm: Jenni Johnson – Swing Dance
  • 8:00–9:00pm: Grup Anwar (Syria)
  • 9:00–10:00pm: Judi Emanuel (Jamaica)
  •  Sixties Flashback with Mellow Yellow

Waterfront Park

More about the event:

Highlight is Burlington’s new citywide New Year’s Eve celebration, presented by Burlington Telecom & Lake Champlain Transportation Company. Mark the beginning of your year with a series of community-made experiences: a larger than life parade; fireworks; a giant bonfire (fire dancers included!); hands-on creative activities; diverse cultural events; modern art installations; music from across the world; storytelling sessions; and more. Highlight brings Vermont’s creative thinkers, doers, makers, and friends together to create fun and purposeful happenings across the city. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids age 3-12. Highlight is produced by Burlington City Arts & Signal Kitchen. Visit www.highlightbtv.org for the full schedule and to purchase your tickets.


December 31, 2018
$5 – $10
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