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New Year’s Eve Celebration at ArtSpace Herndon

A New Year’s Eve Celebration is an ArtSpace Herndon signature event. The celebration, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in historic downtown Herndon, features live music and family-friendly activities both inside and outside the gallery.

The celebration begins inside the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. with art activities for kids and live music. Artists will guide kids in creating a Dale Chihuly inspired glass-like chandelier that will light up the celebration later that evening. Materials will be supplied. During this time, a teen band will be performing live in the Post gallery. The celebration moves outside from 9 to 10 p.m. for the traditional bonfire. Gather around the warm, glowing bonfire and join in the drum circle. Free and open to the public.

Entertainment resumes inside at 10 p.m., with the Herndon Tonight show and jazz by the Al Robertson Quartet featuring Frank Lombardi, and continues through a toast at midnight. Light refreshments will be served, with a champagne toast at midnight. Due to seating limitations, passes are required for the Herndon Tonight show. A limited number of complimentary passes will be distributed beginning in December. Visit www.ArtSpaceHerndon.org or call 703-956-6590 for more information.

This year’s New Year’s Eve Celebration is produced by the Performing Arts Programming Committee of ArtSpace Herndon and made possible with a grant from the Town of Herndon under the Virginia Commission for the Arts Local Government Challenge Grant Program from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

ArtSpace Herndon exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. Some events have a nominal fee. Visit www.ArtSpaceHerndon.org for the gallery’s hours, location, and exhibition and events schedule.