Bethlehem First Night 2020
DELMAR – Bethlehem First Night 2020 went off without a hitch despite the threat of Old Man Winter crashing the party on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
As with any party, something breaks. The ice sculpture didn’t quite make it to fireworks display that kicks off the festivities. The first zero of “2020” popped out, making for a creative photo opportunity for revelers. A crowd of approximately 2,000 gathered around Delmar’s Four Corners in time for the fireworks.
After 20-minutes of pyrotechnics, the crowd scattered to visit one of several venues around town hosting live entertainment. Live music, face painting and talent shows abound defined the last night of 2019 ushering in a prosperous and exciting new year.
Snow flurries were forecasted in time for the 6:30 p.m. fireworks, however it stayed clear enough for the show. There was a brief spell of freezing rain shortly afterwards.
Michael Hallisey is managing editor of Spotlight Newspapers.