Mix of live and virtual events mark Last Night 2020 celebration
Paul and Mary Alice Amidon will join with other musical families to perform their annual Last Night concert, this year streamed live.

Mix of live and virtual events mark Last Night 2020 celebration

Scaled-back festivities on New Year’s Eve intended for Vermont families

BRATTLEBORO — The Last Night Committee will present a fun-filled and substance-free day of celebration for all ages on New Year's Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31.

Organizers say that this year's theme is “Vermont Households Only.”

“Please recreate as a family (same household) to keep our community safe,” they said in a news release.

“With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have scaled back our activities and postponed a number of our usual events for this year out of an abundance of caution. COVID-19 protocols, such as masks and social distancing, will be required at all events.”

This year, the day kicks off with free snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at the Brattleboro Outing Club from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own equipment and enjoy the trails on your own, or with your own household members.

Vermont households may skate at Living Memorial Park from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., by private rental only. Fifty minutes of ice skating is available for $50 per household. To reserve your spot. visit tinyurl.com/skatinglastnight.

Bring your skis and snowboards to Living Memorial Park from 5 to 9 p.m. to enjoy the fresh snow and cool winter air under the lights for $5 per person.

The traditional concert - online this year - includes the Amidon, Bode, Murphy, and Tracy families, from 7 to 8 p.m. Visit amidonmusic.com to enjoy this annual performance!

After the concert, households can watch the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. over the Retreat Meadows this year.

“There should be no congregating at any private or public location,” Last Night organizers underscored. “If you are in a vehicle, you should only be with people who live in your household.”

For questions and more information, call the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department at 802-254-5808, visit brattleboro.org, or check out the Last Night Brattleboro Facebook page for event details.

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