This is the 19th annual year for First Night, which touts itself as alcohol free and kid-friendly. Festivities will begin around 5pm on December 31sst, although a special kid’s show is planned at 3pm at Matthew Whaley Elementary. Fireworks will cap off the kids show, behind the school, at 7pm. As far as the other First Night festivities, main stage performances will begin at 6pm. All venues are indoors, and performers include musicians and specialty acts.New entertainment for this year’s event includes the “Main Event Shag Band,” which is especially great for those who love to dance.
A rock concert will be featured at the Williamsburg Community Building from 8-11pm.Free buses, for those with paid admission, will be available throughout the Williamsburg area from 5pm to 12:30am. Admissions for First Night are $15 and kids 5 and under are free.
The Grand Finale Fireworks will begin at 11:30pm at Zable Stadium at the College of William and Mary, with fireworks set to display at midnight.