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First Night Expands into EVE - a new three-day celebration of the New Year

Published: 12/21/2009
After a successful sixteen year run, First Night, Salt Lake City's traditional New Year's Eve event is more than tripling in size and scope to become a three-day celebration called EVE. On Dec. 29, 30 and 31, tens of thousands of people will gather for celebrations in streets, squares, plazas, theaters and performing arts venues throughout Utah's capital city.

EVE will include fine art performances, live local music, dance parties, ski and snowboard action sports competitions, DJs, film screenings, laser shows, art installations, world music, activities for kids and pet lovers, interactive resolutions, story telling and a spectacular midnight fireworks show on Dec. 31.  A new community giving project called eBay It Forward will give Utahns an opportunity to contribute treasured items to a massive art installation, raising funds for local charities. 

A three-day EVE Pass wristband is $15 and provides access to all activities. Passes are available online at and at retail locations including Fresh Markets (formerly Albertsons), Beans and Brews Coffee Houses and the concierge at The Gateway. Downtown restaurants and hotels are offering EVE packages and special pricing for the three-day event.

For more information on EVE, click on each of the following links:

  • 18 Theater Performances for One Price During EVE
  • EVE triples economic impact for local businesses
  • EVE goes global to benefit local homeless families
  • Salt Lake Film Society brings Charlie Chaplin Film Festival to EVE-a new three-day celebration of the New Year
  • EVE: The Evolution of First Night, Downtown Dining Deals
  • EVE: The Evolution of First Night, Music and Musings
  • Yellow Snow, Marshmallows and Brain Freezing - EVE gets in touch with the wacky for kids and adults
  • EVE: The Evolution of First Night, Pro Athletes Compete at the Rail Jam
  • First Night expands into EVE-a new three-day celebration of the New Year