Make Plans Now to Celebrate

by Press Release | Nov 5, 2007
Make Plans Now to Celebrate New Years Eve 2007 will mark the 10th anniversary of First Night Haddonfield, a family oriented, alcohol-free celebration filled with food, fireworks, and entertainment for all ages.

More than 40 performers in a dozen indoor venues plus two spectacular fireworks displays and countdowns will highlight the Borough’s New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31.

In honor of the special anniversary celebration, this year’s festivities will offer the “best of the best” in First Night history with more performers—both new and returning, more performances by the artists and entertainers, more scheduled events, and more fireworks.

To ring in the New Year, this year’s headliners include two groups back by popular demand, Brigid’s Cross and Galumpha, as well as a first for First Night Haddonfield, The 1910 Fruitgum Company.

Two fireworks extravaganzas (complete with countdowns) are scheduled—at 9 PM and Midnight.

Dancing shoes are an option for The 1910 Fruitgum Company performances which will be held indoors and include a dance floor. Some of the original members of the group will help bring back memories with Top 40 hits of the late 60s, including Motown, Classic Rock, The Beach Boys, and good old Rock and Roll.

Returning headliner Brigid’s Cross will perform its unique blend of Celtic Folk/Rock, and kid-favorite Galumpha will dazzle the crowd with acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy, and inventive choreography.

Also returning by popular demand are singer songwriter Christopher Westfall, Give and Take Jugglers, Haddonfield Summer Music Theatre, children’s magician Brian Richards, and Frank Sinatra crooner Marty Babitz who packs the house at Starbucks each year.

Other entertainers scheduled to help ring in the new year are A Cappalla Pops, Simple Gifts, Argen Tango—Tango from past and present, Flippenout, Doc Swan, comedian Andy Vastola, violinist Caryn Linn, and The John Breslin Trio with Janet Michaud.

The first fireworks display, scheduled for children (and adults who don’t want to wait until Midnight), will take place at 9 p.m. The second fireworks show will mark the official start of the New Year at Midnight. Both shows will take place at the intersection of Kings Highway and Tanner Streets.

More than 50 indoor and outdoor events are planned for the evening and new performers are still being added to the list. Visitors will experience music ranging from traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes to Pop, Folk, and Rock and Roll; songs from Haddonfield’s Summer Music Theatre Hooray For Hollywood; ethnic and modern dance; fiddling; acrobatics; and performances by jugglers, soloists, comedians, and magicians.

Parents with children can add face painting, musical storytelling, and a visit with Stoney the Llama to the evening’s entertainment.

Street performers and musicians will stroll the downtown throughout the evening to add to the festive atmosphere. In addition to the entertainment, refreshment stands offering non-alcoholic beverages will dot the downtown for the convenience and enjoyment of visitors. For periodic updates of the night’s offerings, visit

First Night Haddonfield begins at 6pm on December 31 and runs to Midnight. Admission to all venues requires a $10 First Night Haddonfield button for everyone, except babies in arms.

All events will take place regardless of weather conditions.

In previous years, buttons have sold out. They are on sale now from the Haddonfield Information Center. Call 856-216-7253 or order online at

Buttons also are available for purchase at Haddonfield businesses, including Crepe & Ribbon, Professional Printing, Commerce Bank, Susquehanna Bank, and Carl’s Sunoco.

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