Pittsburgh is the another city of United States that has maintain the tradition of celebrating the First Night event by giving farewell to the last day of the year and heartily welcome the upcoming new year. The event named as First Night is celebrated in Pittsburgh every year since 2002 and it is organised by the cultural society of Pittsburgh once a year. The celebration of 2017 New Year is also called as the First Night Pittsburgh. This event is a family-oriented programme where intake of alcohol is strictly prohibited. This event normally starts in the evening time on 31st December and end with a grand closing ceremony in the midnight.
First Night Party
The New Year festival is celebrated in all parts of the world and in this path Pittsburgh is not the odd one. The eve of New Year is celebrated in grandeur manner in downtown Pittsburgh with using the Zambelli fireworks. During the occasion of New Year, the people of Pittsburgh come down on the streets and participate in dance, music events. The local people of Pittsburgh perform magic, sing songs and tell interesting stories in the theatre of the cultural district. This sort of First night event occurred almost in 150 venues in Pittsburgh that are completely executed by the cultural society. In Pittsburgh at the time of New Year eve more than 50 indoor and outdoor venues are booked.
There are various types of venues selected like momentous churches, indoor food courts, open-air plazas, entrance of the buildings etc. More than 100,000 fellow Pittsburghers come with their families to enjoy the First night Event. The First Night event includes various eye-catching programmes like magic artifices, comedy shows, dance performance on the music of local blues and jazz bands. Many musical concerts are also there that are being performed by the celebrity singers and famous bands. The special attraction of this New Year event is Pittsburgh Pirates Parrot, Pittsburgh Steelers mascot steely Mcbeam and the Pittsburgh Symphony orchestra’s Fiddlesticks. There is free of cost entry in the First Night event in open air but a small amount is charged from the viewers to attend the event in the indoor venue.
Many of the Pittsburghers celebrate the New Year by enjoying a river boat ride and delicious dinner in the cruise. In the sparkling river cruise the travellers are being enjoyed with melodious dancing music. There are different types of dishes that are offered in some cruises like shrimp with cocktail sauce, potato chips and pretzels, honey mustard dip etc.
During the occasion of New Year Eve in Pittsburgh, many tourists from Pittsburgh and all around the world come to enjoy. Due to the rush of tourist the availability of the hotels in Pittsburgh at that time is a bit problematic. So it is better for the tourist to reserve the hotels rooms earlier. There are many hotels available in Pittsburgh such as Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown hotel, Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, Omni William Penn Hotel that provides different facilities to the tourists.