First Night is a Celebration. It is a fun, participatory, event that brings people together, through the arts, in a shared celebration of the New Year. It is a celebration that marks a special moment in time, but it is also a celebration of community, the arts, spirit, creativity, diversity and shared dreams and goals. And First Night is a celebration of the city itself. The city can get all dressed up and local artists transform the traditional urban landscape into their canvas. First Night’s stage is the city center, where members of the suburban and urban communities come together in festivity. The events location, in the heart of the city, offers a safe, festive route that is transformed into a spectacle of light, sound and compelling imagery.