So what are you doing New Year's Eve? Here's an idea that fits every budget: First Night Oneonta at Foothills Performing Arts Center, Dec. 31, starting at 5:00 p.m. This annual event takes place with the help of many local businesses and organizations.  In the past, First Night Oneonta had an admission charge for adults but now, there's enough financial support in the community to support free admission for all of the night's activities.

The celebration begins with a parade down Oneonta's Main Street at 5:00 p.m. Parade line-up is at 4:00 p.m. at Foothills. Below is the rest of the schedule of events at Foothills (subject to change).  It's recommended that participants check the First Night Oneonta facebook page for any schedule or entertainment changes.

5-11 p.m.: Super Smash Bros. video game tournament. Pre-register  at or register at the door.

ON THE FOOTHILLS MAIN STAGE (times are approximate)
5:00 p.m.: Words for the New Year Poetry Readings
6:00 p.m.: Elite Dance Academy
6:15 p.m.: Jillian’s Dance Arts
6:30 p.m.: Holbrook-Wade School of Dance
6:45 p.m.: Harmony Martial Arts
7:00 p.m.: Ethan Harris from American Idol (originally from Edmeston, NY)
7:30 p.m.: Talent Show with Anthony Eardley, contestant on 2019 American
Ninja Warrior. 9:00 p.m. the Talent Show winners will be announced.
9:15 p.m.: Cosmic Karma Fire Spinners
9:30 p.m.: Tommy Burnett: Magician and Mentalist from "New York’s Got Talent"

5:30 p.m.: Mike the Juggler
6:00 p.m.: Drum Quest Interactive Drumming
6:30 p.m.: Becca Frame and the Tall Boys
7:30 p.m.: High Kicks and Broomsticks with Zoe Curtis
8:00 p.m.: Drum Quest Interactive Drumming
8:30 p.m.: Yolanda Bush and the Coolwater Collective
10:00 p.m.: Black Light Party with MTC DJ Service, Uncle John and the Turtles and

-Cosmic Karma Fire Spinners
- BJ the Clown and Balloon Twisting
- Hill City Ice Queen and Friends
- Kids Activities with Oneonta World of Learning (OWL)
- Face Painting by LEAF
- Free pizza and ice cream

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