Northampton preps for First Night

It is the last day of 2016!

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – It is the last day of 2016, which means New Year’s celebrations will begin soon across western Massachusetts.

Every year Northampton hosts a New Year’s Eve party and thousands of people attend and participate in the celebratory activates that are offered.

There will be all kinds of things to do and see as part of a city wide celebration in Northampton. All these activities will be fit for families and friends alike. It’s an all-day event that includes shows, jugglers, magicians, dancers, puppets and contemporary music.

While parking is free at all the metered spots and municipal lots for First Night, you will still have to pay for parking in the garage.

Saturday’s events filled with New Year’s Eve activities all lead up to the iconic raising of the ball that will take place at the Hotel Northampton.

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