Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Eve celebrations for kids

first night fireworks

Looking for something fun to do on New Year's Eve? Check out First Night Charlotte for kids.

First Night Kids takes place on South Tryon and Levine Avenue in Charlotte from noon to 5 p.m. Kids of all ages will be able to participate in dance, theater, history, music and more. Performances will be held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, outdoor terrace of the Charlotte Convention Center, The Green, Bechtler Museum, Mint Museum and Levine Avenue of the Arts. Below are a few of the featured events that will occur throughout the day:

12- 12:30 p.m.:
Fireman Jim: NASCAR Hall of Fame: High Octane Theatre
Fireman Jim’s Safety Show features safety practices proven to save lives.

12- 12:45 p.m.:
Percussion Petting Zoo: The Green: Upper Tier

12- 4 p.m.
Caricatures by Lena: Convention Center Stage-MLK Street: Outside Tent
Within 5 minutes or less, Lena will capture the crowd around her.

12- 4:30 p.m.
Thistledown Tinkers: Bechtler Lobby
Thistledown Tinkers is a traditional Celtic duo that plays high-energy Scottish and Irish folk music.

2:30- 1 p.m.
Fettucini Brothers: Convention Center Stage-MLK Street- "Big Top" Fettucini Variety Show
The Fettucini Brothers, Alfredo and Alfresco perform a comedy, juggling and variety entertainment show.

1- 1:30 p.m.
Magic by Glen: Convention Center Stage- MLK Street- "Big Top" Fettucini Variety Show

3:30- 4 p.m.
Strength and Elegance: Convention Center Stage- MLK Street- "Big Top" Fettucini Variety Show
Strength and Elegance is a Cirque Du Soleil inspired duo with acts consisting of partner acrobatics, hoop dance, pole art and aerial acrobatics.

4- 5 p.m.
Hyundai Sonata Car Giveaway and the kids countdown. Main Stage- Levine Avenue of the Arts performing

For a complete list of events, visit First Night Charlotte.

Photo: Observer file photo