First Night Oneonta is a fantastic New Year's Eve Celebration of Art, Music and Culture for the whole family! Celebrated in over 200 cities worldwide, First Night is a wonderful and affordable way to ring in the the New Year in a super fun, alcohol-free, festive atmosphere!
First Night kicks off at 7 pm on Saturday, Dec. 31st, at the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta! (no parade this year) Performing will be Woody Pines Swing Band, the Chris Wolf-Gould Jazz Band featuring the incredible Shunzo Uhno, Bubblemania, Catskill Puppet Theater, Brian Miller Magic, Technicolor Trailer Park, Elite Dance, Stanley Wade Dance and MORE!
Families can also enjoy swing dancing lessons with Linda Leverock, balloon twisting with BJ and Chee Chee the Clowns, Bubble Blowing demonstrations, Fire Juggling, photo ops with the Hill City Ice Queen, Carriage House Clay Workshops, Kids Activities with OWL, the Oneonta Realms LARPers and lots of other games, demos and activities!
First Night Buttons are only $10 for adults and grant admission to all performances and activities!
Children 12 and under are always FREE!
At 10:17 First Night’s Fabulous FIREWORKS will light up the sky and then admission is FREE to everyone for a New Year’s Eve Dance Party in the Foothills Atrium from 10 pm until midnight! The Dance Party features Pizza, Cosmic Karma Fire Spinners, Northside Swiss and the area’s finest DJs! Bring the friends and family and ring in the New Year at FIRST NIGHT ONEONTA!
Volunteer to man a giant puppet in Atrium, help out with the event or contribute a talent and you will receive your First Night button for FREE!
Many Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!!
- Five Star Subaru
- Anonymous Foundation
- Dewar Foundation
- Anonymous Foundation
- LEAF, Inc.
- Nellie and Robert Gibson
- Cleinman Performance Partners
- Future for Oneonta Foundation
- Otsego County Chamber of Commerce
- Eggleston Foundation
- Stewart’s Shops
- Hartwick College
- The Hampton Inn
- Delaware Engineering
- Bassett Healthcare Network
- Bank of Cooperstown
- Destination Oneonta
- Delaware National Bank of Delhi
- Chris and Carolyn Wolf-Gould
- Gates Helms Hawn
- The Price Chopper Golub Foundation
- DC Marketing
- Sidney Federal Credit Union
- RJ Millworkers
- Brooks House of BBQ
- The Daily Star
- Iron String Press
- Townsquare Media
- Foothills Performing Arts Center
- Southside Mall
- Dr. Eric Dohner
- Gordon B. Roberts Insurance Agency
- Benson Agency Real Estate
- Oneonta Police Benevolent Association
- Community Bank