Returning to Wolfeboro after a short absence, Aine brings her Harp and original compositions in Celtic Music. ALL SAINTS CHURCH (S. Main Street) 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm
For the pre-Beatles lovers of Doo-Wop acapella music, the Bel Airs are the group to hear. KINGSWOOD ARTS CENTER (S. Main Street) 6:30 pm&7:30pm
You loved their high-energy show this past summer at Cate Park, now come hear them indoors. KINGSWOOD ARTS CENTER (S. Main Street) 8:30 pm, 9:30 pm & 10:30 pm
Returning this year with her captivating songs and expert fiddle music.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (S. Main Street) 8:30 pm & 9:30 pm
Face Painting/Mask Making/Hat Making
Year after year our most popular events for the children. ESTABRROK HALL (Academy Drive – Brewster Campus) 2:00 pm ‘til 5:00 pm
Atlas Fireworks of Jaffrey, NH always delights with their great displays. Join us for the parade at 5:15 pm and then the first of two displays at 5:30 pm. Launched from Brewster Academy Field the Best viewing is at the town dock. Then at Midnight we bring in the New Year with our very own Ball Drop and a second display of fireworks.
Music, history and a dash of comedy awaits those who attend one of Gary’s sessions as he plays the accordion and explains how each of many different accordion works and when they came into existence. Fun for all ages. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (S. Main Street) 3:00 pm , 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Who would have guessed that this event would be atop the best-liked list of afternoon events. Beginning at 2:00 pm ‘til 5:00 pm there will be races approximately every 15 minutes with surprise craft events in between. O’BRIENS PET (Bay Street) 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hot Air Balloon Making & Launch
A fun family project – Assemble a small hot air balloon and then at dusk launch it into the night sky. PINCKNEY BOATHOUSE (Academy Drive – Brewster Campus) 2:00 pm ‘til 4:30 pm
What will our ice-sculpting expert make out of a block of ice this year? Come and watch. CATE PARK (Main Street) 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fun for the entire family at Wolfeboro’s own POP WHALEN ICE ARENA Rt. 109A 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm.
Andrew Pinard – Alejandro’s Olde Tyme Magik Showe
A returning favorite of First Night Wolfeboro audiences, Andrew Pinard presents Alejandro’s Olde Tyme Magik Showe–a wonder-filled one-man stand-up show with an emphasis on audience participation, visual magic, and physical comedy guaranteed to amuse the whole family. Blending magic, story-telling and comedy with a little help from volunteer assistants, Andrew Pinard draws spectators into his zany world of wonder. ALL SAINTS CHURCH (South Main Street) 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm.
McAuliffe-Shepard Planetarium Telescope
Hoping for better skies this year, we bring back the Planetarium Telescope for your night sky viewing, complete with an instructor from the planetarium to explain it all. BREWSTER FIELD at Main & Center St. intersection (Pickering Corner) 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mountain Lake Chorale
We welcome back this 13 member singing group. They will be performing songs ranging from patriotic to jazz, spiritual and pop from the 40’s & 50’s, choral music from Rutter to J.S. Bach. ANDERSON HALL (S. Main Street – Brewster Campus) 9:30 pm
Moose Mountain Jazz Band
Whether you enjoy dancing or just listening, there will be plenty of music from the 20’s through the 40’s and beyond plus Dixieland Jazz. Bring your dancing shoes. ESTABROOK HALL (Academy Drive – Brewster Campus) 8:30 ‘till 11:30 pm
Everyone is invited to join in the fun as the brand new First Night Puppets parade from First Christian Church (N. Main Street) down Main Street to the Town Docks. 5:15 pm– 5:30 pm followed by Fireworks.
A storyteller who appeals to all ages from 3 – 93. With his finger puppets, sound effects, mime and hip hop dance, Shawn will keep your attention and send you away a happy person. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (S. Main Street) 4:00 pm & PINCKNEY BOATHOUSE (Academy Drive – Brewster Campus)
6:30 pm & 7:30 pm.
Teen and Young Adult Band
Come to dance, listen or socialize, this group of young musicians will keep your feet moving. PINCKNEY BOATHOUSE (Academy Drive – Brewster Campus) 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tuckermans at 9
A perennial favorite at First Night this high-energy singing group will entertain you with a broad mix of pop, rock, jazz & blues. ANDERSON HALL (S. Main Street – Brewster Campus) 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm & 8:30 pm
Tuftonboro Country Blue Grass & Gospel Jam
One of, if not the best, pick-up band in the Lakes Region. Every year they bring a happy sound of Country, Blue Grass and Gospel music to First Night. ESTABROOK HALL (Academy Drive – Brewster Campus) 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Walleye Clue Chase
A fun contest for all ages beginning at noon. Pick up your clue sheet between noon and 4:00 pm and then head out around town to see how fast you can solve all of the clues. Return to Headquarters to have your sheets graded for both time and accuracy. Prizes will be awarded. HEADQUARTERS (RR Station) Noon – 4:00 pm.
Once again the Granite State Traveling Zoo will be bringing a vanload of unique and interesting animals for your pleasure and education. ANDERSON HALL (S. Main Street – Brewster Campus) Shows 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wolfeboro Chamber Music Ensemble
Returning this year, this excellent ensemble will offer a fine concert of classical music. ALL SAINTS CHURCH (S. Main Street) 8:30 pm & 9:30 pm
If you would like to apply to perform in the First Night Wolfeboro program please download and complete the application form(pdf) – even if you have applied in the past – and return.