If you live in northeast Ohio and have just been too busy to make New Year’s Eve plans here is one fantastic, family-friendly event with something for everyone.
First Night Akron:
First Night in Akron, Ohio is a long standing tradition of indoor, family friendly entertainment hosted by local businesses. From their website:
Make plans for New Year’s Eve and join the fun in Downtown Akron. Now in its 20th year, First Night Akron is a New Year’s Eve celebration unlike any other. This family-friendly celebration of the arts brings the community together to create lasting memories. Come in out of the cold and celebrate the New Year.
On Thursday, December 31, 6 p.m.-Midnight, enjoy indoor entertainment and fun for all ages throughout Downtown Akron featuring the region’s best in music, dance, theater, visual and interactive arts.
First Night admission buttons help support the cost of the celebration and provide admission to all First Night venues on event night. The design for the button changes each year and is a unique work of art.
Past First Night Akron button artists include: Don Drumm, Mark Soppeland, Laura Ruth Bidwell, Miller Horns, Joan Colbert, Michael Ayers, Leandra Drumm, Dan Cuthbert, Janice Troutman, Martha Kaltenbach, Jon C. Lund, Linda Hutchinson, Liz Remmel, Julienne Hogarth, Maria Alejandra Zanetta, Donald E. Peoples, Judith Gaiser, Dave Szalay and Lawrence Walker.
First Night Akron is a program of Downtown Akron Partnership. Founding partners are the city of Akron and the Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com.
Entertainment and fun will delight the whole family!
Metro Bus shuttles and the Downtown Trolley are also available to shuttle you and your family around to the various events. See the First Night Akron website for details.
The massive entertainment schedule, with events running from 6pm-12am, can’t be listed here, but you can find it at: http://www.firstnightakron.org/entertainment/schedule
Admission is only $10 dollars (an admission buttons get people into all events) and is free for children under 10. Admission buttons are only available at local business’s: http://www.firstnightakron.org/admission
However you and your family choose to celebrate the coming new year, we wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!