The Center for the Arts is busy creating the program for the 31th anniversary celebration of First Night Northampton. On Thursday, December 31st, we will welcome enthusiastic crowds to the venues and streets of downtown for hours of entertainment. As always, there will be a magical display of fireworks early in the evening and a traditional midnight "ball-raising" at the Hotel Northampton. Please plan to join our city's signature, family-friendly New Year's Eve festival of the arts where a single bargain-priced button buys admission to every show. We look forward to posting our preliminary performance schedule by the beginning of October. In the meantime, please click on the links above for information about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. "Like" our Facebook page to keep up with all of the excitement, including a chance to win complimentary First Night buttons.