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First Night North will go live this year with eight hours of in-person family-friendly performances in twelve St. Johnsbury venues, celebrating a jubilant return to the event’s street fair roots. Nearly 80 acts are scheduled this year, featuring upwards of 200 artists in dozens of performances, including about thirty percent new or returning performers. The schedule includes music, dance, comedy, storytelling, improv, magic, hypnotism, and more.

Your button purchase gains you admission to all performances from 4 pm to midnight, the Family Fun Fair (hosted this year by the St. Johnsbury Community HUB), and to the midnight dance party as the ball rises.

First Night North performers count on paying gigs to put food on their tables. By purchasing a button to First Night, you’re making First Night North Vermont’s longest continually-running New Year’s Eve performing arts festival possible. 

As always, First Night North relies on a large and dedicated team of volunteers. Volunteers get free First Night admission in exchange for one two-hour shift. Click here for volunteer contact information!

While no specific Covid-related protocols are anticipated at this time, please stay tuned for evolving guidelines. Masking is currently optional and at the attendee’s discretion. Consider wearing a mask, especially if you or people you are with are at higher risk of serious illness, if you have recently been around someone with symptoms of COVID-19, or have symptoms yourself. Remember to wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or tissue, and avoid contact with others if you or they are sick.

Button Prices:

Adult: December 1-24 $25 / December 25-31 $30
Student: December 1-24 $15 / December 25-31 $20
Sponsor Buttons: $50 each
Preschoolers are free
After 3:30 pm on December 31 buttons will only be purchasable in person at the Info Booth and Catamount Arts.

Buy Your Buttons Today

Sponsor Button Buyers

Marge Achilles
Kathleen Bales and Richard Stodola
Neal Brodien and Valerie Gombas
Richard & Catharine Browne
Scott Campbell and Mary Ready
Jane Caron
Peter & Paige Crosby
Albert Dunn
Robert Farlice
Nancy & Kim Fried
Stephen Genereaux and Jamie O’Connor
Brian Henderson
Jenness & Tim Ide
Lauren Jarvi and Lenny Gerardi
David M. Johnston and Kevin Walker
Jeannette Keenan
William & Donna Marshall
Fred & Mary-Em Saar
Bob & Pat Swartz
Mollie Chamberlain
Karyn Patno
Tom Ziobrowski and Beth Williams
Rebecca Boardman & Dennis Kauppila
Bryce Breton
Joanne Burke
Issy Delch
Michael LeVangie
Greg Macdonald & Penny Kimball

Use the links below to navigate the First Night site.