First Night Celebration Features Range of Family Activities

First Night Celebration Features Range of Family Activities

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It began in St. Louis back in 1991, and First Night in Grand Center – the family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration – is still going strong.

This year’s theme is St. Lou-minous – closing the city’s STL 250 celebrations while looking toward the bright and luminous future of St. Louis.

And as we’ve come to expect, First Night will include many activities for the whole family. Music, dance, magic, comedy – and of course there will be fireworks.

There will be two fireworks shows, says Michelle Stevens of Grand Center Inc. – one at 9 p.m. and another at midnight to ring in the New Year.

There will be live music throughout the night, including St. Louis singer/songwriter Pokey LaFarge, who will perform following the 9 o’clock fireworks.

Stevens also says there will be something to commemorate St Louis’ 250th birthday.

The birthday cakes that have been seen around town will be holding a reunion in the public media commons along the west wall of the Sheldon.

The fun starts at 6 p.m. and goes all the way to the New Year’s welcome at midnight.

Outdoor events are free-of-charge. To participate in the indoor events, an admission button will need to be purchased.

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