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


Kids will have a blast making new friends, playing games and making special crafts! Meet in Let Your Art Shine at 850 Mercer Street at the start of the event, and activities will take place all the way up to the ball drop at midnight. 


8:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Craft Time!

9:30 - 10:30 p.m. - Games!

10:30 - 11:30 p.m. - Craft Time!

11:30 - midnight... get ready for the ball drop! 



Add to the atmosphere and WIN Prizes! We'll award prizes for the Most Festively Dressed, Best Couples Costume, Cutest Best Friends, Best Onesie, Best Kids Costume & Best Glow Person!

Capture the Moment & Win Cash!!

We'll award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes of $50, $30 and $20 cash to the guests who capture the Best Photos at the event. Snap the shot and post it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #downtowncountdownwv by the end of New Year's Day. We'll announce the winners and award the cash on January 3, 2019. 


KIDS of all ages, get your game on in the Mobile Gaming Theater by Hillbilly Fun! The brand new, HUGE 32 foot gaming theater features 7 awesome gaming stations-5 inside and 2 more outside-allowing up to 28 guests to play at one time! It features stadium-style tiered seating, higher ceilings, full climate control, laser and neon lighting. Choose from tons of games like Just Dance, Super Mario 3D World & LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Learn more about Hillbilly Fun here:




Step into the Black Light Art Space in The Renaissance Theater 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 draw on. The space will also feature face-painting and games. This activity will be located in The Renaissance Theater.