First Night® OFirst Night 2019il City has finalized plans for this New Year’s Eve on December 31 from 5:30 – 11 p.m.  This fun-filled, family-oriented, non-alcoholic celebration will present an Art and Technology theme, showcasing the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Activities will include hat making, crafts, Cool Night Light People procession, fireworks, a drum circle, and an outdoor laser light show to end the evening. The event will also feature a wide range of entertainers; from clowns to musicians, to ice sculptors. Grab a program booklet for details on all events and times.aztec

Buttons must be purchased and worn by attendees entering any performance venue. Children 5 and under will be admitted free of charge. Prior to Christmas, buttons will be $8. After that, the price will increase to $10 and  special light-up buttons will be $15.

Buttons will be sold at: Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, Karma Coffee Company, Transit Arts Gallery, Oil City Library, and Spilling the Beans Coffee House. On New Year’s Eve, buttons will only be available after 5 p.m. at Spilling the Beans and Karma Coffee Company. Program booklets are available at sites where buttons are sold. For additional info, follow on Facebook or visit

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Special thanks to First Night Committee members including: George Cooley, Jeff Corbett, Dan Feroz, Charlotte LaVerde, Martha LaVerde-Heise, Lynn Pacior-Malys, Bill and Robin Moon, Ron Shoup, and Susan Williams.


This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s December 2018 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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