First Night Williamsburg, a family-oriented, non-alcoholic New Year's Eve celebration presented throughout the City and on the campus of the College of William & Mary is gearing up for its 24th event this year. Over 30 of the area's finest professional entertainers including bands, singers, instrumentalists, magicians, storytellers, dancers will be performing around Williamsburg. A variety of music is featured, including rock, blues, swing, classical, jazz, and country. Festivities will kick off at 3:30pm and run through midnight with the popular fireworks display!
With the help of Web Development Technology Partners, inc, First Night Williamsburg received a makeover with new logo and web site, along with additional social media presence. Vice President of Marketing & Communications Susan Woodcock Tisdale: "We contacted Steve Rose at CultureFix to assist our Board of Directors with this year's event. He has such a long history of event planning in Williamsburg, that it just seemed like a natural fit."
New this year is an expanded culinary experience with food trucks stationed around the performance venues. Local favorite, Two Drummers Offbeat Eats, was one of the first vendors to be signed for the event.
Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available to local businesses and individuals. Sponsorship levels range from $25 to $2500 and include venue, entertainer, program or fireworks sponsorships. Sponsors receive special recognition at the event, signs at their sponsored location, acknowledgment in subscriber emails, prominent placement on the event web site, social media mentions, and admission buttons to the event.
First Night Williamsburg is also in need of volunteers, either to help on the Board of Directors or assist with staffing the night of the event. Each volunteer receives a complimentary admission button in exchange for a 2-hour volunteer shift the day of the event.
Adult admission buttons are $20, with kids (3-13) wristbands at $10. Children 2 and under are free. There will be a discounted family pack of tickets available online only for $50 and includes 2 adult buttons and 2 kids wristbands. Tickets go on sale November 1st at firstnightwilliamsburg.org.
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