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Dec 18, 2013 09:00 AM WV Sound

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A New Year in Princeton

Dec 18, 2013 - 09:00 AM
A New Year in Princeton

Photographed by Nikki Bowman

Downtown Princeton will soon host its first annual Downtown Countdown, a New Year's Eve celebration featuring a ball drop, sparkling cider toast, and fireworks, plus four stages of music and street performers. And it all marks an exciting year for the revitalization of Mercer Street. 

The Renaissance Theater will come to life with music by local rock favorite JC/BC with special guest vocalist Melissa McKinney and The Turnaround Concert. Gathering Hall will feature music by Patient Jazz and food and drink by Chooky’s Cookies. DJ Dough-T will host a family-friendly party in Princeton Town Square leading up to the countdown, and the Hot Chocolate Spot will be an indoor space where guests can warm up, enjoy hot cocoa, and listen to acoustic music by Tim & Maggie Mainland. The street will be closed to traffic for street performers like performance artist Chally Erb, and you will also find plenty of great food for sale. 

The fun will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until about 1 a.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and may be purchased at the gate. Kids 10 and under are free. Food, drink, and party favors will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.downtowncountdown.org, or call 304.425.6425.

 

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