First Night in The Cultural DistrictDec 31, 2015 -
The region’s largest single-day celebration, the arts-focused, alcohol-free and family-friendly Highmark First Night Pittsburgh spans downtown’s 14-block Cultural District—with attractions inside theaters, galleries and mixed-use spaces, along city streets and on outdoor stages. Revelers of all ages are invited to bid an artsy adieu to 2015 with live music, dance, theater, visual art, comedy, magic and children’s activities.
Highlights not-to-miss are performances by Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution, the puppet-centric parade and the sixth annual Ready, Set, Sing! vocal competition for young singers. Groove your way into 2016 by soul line dancing in the streets with Roland Ford, and taking foxtrot, tango and salsa lessons with Arthur Murray Dance Center. The merriment culminates with the Countdown to Midnight and raising of the Future of Pittsburgh Ball, along with two Zambelli Fireworks displays.