20,000 people gathered in Grand Center to start the New Year with a bang at First Night. Or, to be precise, a bunch of bangs — fireworks are very much a part of the annual New Year’s Eve celebration held in Grand Center. This year’s event was also part of the kickoff for stl250, the yearlong observance of St. Louis’ 250th anniversary. A cultural and artistic celebration presented in cities around the country, First Night is family-friendly and alcohol-free festival. More than 60 groups performed at First Night, both inside and outside. Entertainment ranged from all different types of music, to comedy, to magicians and hypnotists, to trampoline acts and dancers- a very wide spectrum. Evntiv was proud to be the producer of outdoor entertainment at First Night and looks forward to celebrating the 250th Anniversary of our great city!