First Night Springfield hosts alternative New Year's Eve celebration
Springfield, Ill (Springfield) —
Sunday afternoon First Night Springfield hosted its 31st annual New Year's Eve celebration.
The event featured about 30 different performances, with everything from magicians, to jugglers, to improv comedy.
Organizer, Mark Pence, said there concerned there would be a smaller turnout because of the cold weather.
However, they saw about the same sized crowd as usual.
“It's a family oriented event,” said Pence “I keep saying it's a different way to celebrate the new year and we're really happy to be able to offer an alternative to the usual kinds of New Year’s Eve celebration ceremonies that we see.”
First Night was went on from 5 to 11:15 pm.