Happy New Years in Whistler
Whistler’s 20th Annual Alcohol-Free New Years Event
Whistler’s First Night is the legendary come one come all NewYear’s Eve Celebration that takes over Whistler’s Village Squareand the Conference Center to say goodbye to the old and to welcomethe new. The 20th annual alcohol-free evening promotes a”Celebration of the Arts” and this year on the eve of Whistlerbeing a host city for the Winter Olympics promises an exciting airof what 2011 will hold. The event will be an evening of fun andfantasy, featuring an inspiring program of great live music,storytelling, art workshops and street entertainment for people ofall ages. This showcasing of talented musicians, actors andcomedians as well as the creativity of local artists blends into afun and exciting mix of performing and participatory arts.
A True Family-Friendly Celebration
The lively energy that is First Night gets underway @ 6:30pm onDecember 31st which leaves enough time to explore and experiencethe celebration in its entirety before the new year is upon us.First Night promotes the “family friendly message” and is proudlyan alcohol-free evening. Whistler Village’s perimeter is securedand for the nominal entry advance ticket fee of $15 adults/ $8 – 12years and under, or evening fee of $20 adult and $10 – 12 andunder, 2 years and under are FREE.
Whistler provides a safe, secure and creative alternative toalcohol-based New Year’s celebrations.
Keeping in line with the “there’s something for everyone” theme,First Night offers a 9:30pm countdown for the younger participantsin the crowd that can’t quite last until the actual stroke ofmidnight.
Of course a New Year’s celebration cannot exist withoutfireworks! Locals and visitors alike ring in the New Yearsound-tracked by live performances on two stages and memorablefireworks display lighting up the mountains.