The Glow Flow Zone is an interactive free-form play ground where you can try out an LED Glow Hoop or light up Poi without time restraints, pressure or obligation. There will be Glow Zone Artists there to offer on-the-spot free-form beginner instruction that is fun, exciting, and informative because it’s customized to you. So come check out how good it can feel to dance and play in the Glow Zone. (In Dick Copeland Town Square)

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From musicians and comedians to fire dancers and ice sculptors, there are some amazing live performers lined up up to entertain us as we ring in the new year. CLICK HERE for information about them. 

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Step into the Black Light Art room and enjoy creativity that glows in the dark! Several talented local artists will create masterpieces on the walls and in three dimension for you to enjoy, and you can get creative, too! One wall will be designated for anyone to paint on. The space will also feature face-painting by the amazing artist Heidi Marx. This activity will be located at 852 Mercer Street, the former location of The Music Exchange. 

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Experience the world of virtual reality with new local business Gamers Network! Enjoy mind-bending experiences with painting, world travel, the human body, meditation, and more. This activity will be located in front of 847 Mercer Street, the former Von Court Apartments building which is now home to Innovation Technology Properties. 

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Want to get your new year fitness kicked off with purpose? Join the Start Steppin' 1 Mile Midnight Fun Run/Walk underneath the fireworks!! The run will begin five minutes after midnight. Your registration will include access to the festivities at the Downtown Countdown, hot chocolate, and a long sleeve tshirt. All proceeds for this activity go to Purpose Driven, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting the health and wellbeing of our community. To register for Start Steppin', fill out this application and purchase your ticket on the tickets page. You must register by Dec. 20th in order to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Forms are also available at First Community Bank on Stafford Drive and Princeton Health & Fitness Center. 

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Love to boogie? Show your stuff in the Town Square in our first ever Downtown Countdown Dance Contest! Get down to the awesome sounds of DJ Christverd and win prizes and bragging rights!

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Visit the Resolution Station and make a promise to yourself for the new year! Princeton Health & Fitness Center will be on hand with information about how to start the new year with a healthy lifestyle. 

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Spiral Roots Sanctuary is a mobile Herbal Tea & Elixir Booth & Lounge that specializes in herbal concoctions for all event spaces. With a wide range of herbs, they make personalized tea blends and pre-blended tea blends, as well as specialty drinks such as herbal roots chai, golden turmeric coconut milk, herbal iced tea and yerba maté. Spiral Roots Sanctuary is a Living Lounge, where they incorporate their home grown plants and herbs that they grow in a plant nursery into the space to create a Sanctuary for people to relax, sit on comfortable seating, enjoy the beauty of the lounge, and enjoy a hot (or cold!) cup of tea!

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Follow clues around the festival site to lead you to a treasure! Come to the RiffRaff Art Boutique at 869 Mercer and get your first hint; then use your brain power to solve the puzzle. 

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Hang your wishes for the new year on the wish tree! This beautiful work of art was lovingly created from wire by local artist Isaac Preston. 

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The spectacular ball drop and fireworks show at midnight is an unforgettable experience and a memorable tradition for your family & friends. The fireworks are brought to us by Ramey Toyota with cooperation from Mercer County Schools and First Christian Church. The ball was designed by artist Stefani-Slaughter Burchfield and lovingly crafted by many volunteers, including students and faculty from New River Community & Technical College. 

 

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