The Coming of the New Year marks the 18th annual celebration of First Night in Missoula, put on by the Missoula Cultural Council. The organization celebrates the value of diverse cultures and helping our community understand its place in the world. First Night is a family friendly celebration to help ring in the New Year without alcohol. Executive Director of the MCC Tom Benson says the event  is based on four principles:

Benson says the alcohol free event has affected the way people celebrate downtown and  has noticed interesting coincidences over the past years…

New Year's Eve with First Night Missoula is filled with theater, dance, artists, poetry readings, comedy, music, food, and family entertainment. It's  all happening this Saturday from noon to midnight.

More information can be found here

They are also looking for volunteers...

First Night Missoula would not be possible without the help of hundreds of volunteers on December 31  and throughout the month of December. If you'd like to participate in this wonderful community celebration of the arts, please contact the Missoula Cultural Council at 541-0860.