Thu Dec 31, 4:00 PM - Fri Jan 1, 12:00 AM

First United Methodist Church

212 3rd St N, St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Fl 33701

Community: St Petersburg


First Night is a family oriented New Year's Eve Celebration of the Arts bringing music, art and entertainment to more than 25 venues in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. First Night St. Petersburg 2016 is on December 31, 2015 from 4 pm - midnight.

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Participants can walk from venue to venue along St. Petersburg's busy, charming sidewalks and shops. Along the way, downtown boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars for patrons to enjoy throughout the evening. We are going to run a First Trolley along Second Ave NE to help First Nighters travel between the ShuffleBoard Club and the Waterfront Parks. All riders will need to have a First Night Admission Button.

The festivities will begin with FirstKids from 4-7 pm at the First United Methodist Church with hat and mask making, the Second Time Arounders Musical Petting Zoo and Giant Puppets created with the Morean Center for Clay Summer Campers. St Pete Makers will host an LED light making station and teach you how to add a simple LED light to your New Year’s Eve chapeau! There will be Science Superhero Shows by Mad Science. FirstKids will finish with a colorful procession with Giant Sea Creature Puppets to the waterfront at 7:15 pm led by the Mount Zion Drumline and Color Guard just in time for the Bubble Stomp and the First Fireworks at 8pm.

Christ Methodist Methodist Church will feature fun for the whole family with performances by Shana Banana and Chorus Angelorum.

First Night will wind-up the Centennial celebration of our treasured Mirror Lake Community Library with a Literary Carnival. In carnival-style fun, the library will feature games, crafts, giveaways, exhibits, presentations, performers and more. Join the birthday bash and the culmination of a year of celebration which will wind up with a launch of 500 lighted boats on Mirror Lake.

Our Musical Stages will feature Rockabilly, Jazz, Opera, Chamber Music, Rock Irish, Reggae and Folk Music. On the Finale Stage we will be featuring the rock, flamenco and Turkish melodies of Kafkasso with their amazing belly dancers. Later in the evening we will be rocking to the bluegrass southern rock, jam-band sounds of Boxcar Hollow presented by the Mandarin Hide Cocktail Lounge. Our Jazz stage will be featuring Belinda Womack doing an early Gospel s

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