What Is Highlight?

Signal Kitchen & Burlington City Arts have re-imagined Burlington’s citywide New Year’s Eve celebration. Highlight builds on First Night’s 35-year legacy with a new series of community-produced events across Burlington’s Waterfront, South End, Old North End and Downtown Corridor. Enjoy music, art, theater, a community parade, hands-on creative activities, family-fun, modern art installations, diverse cultural events, storytelling sessions, and so much more. Many of Vermont’s leading businesses, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, artists, and organizers are coming together to create purposeful events across the city. Together, all Vermonters can help build an annual tradition that highlights the true spirit of Burlington! Please reach out at hello@highlight.community.

Parking & Shuttle Info

Farrell Distributing, Bud Light & Green Mountain Transit are providing free shuttles from two central parking lots to all venues across town from 1:00pm–12:30am via East-West, North-South & College Street routes. All routes meet at the Waterfront Interchange where you can pop from one shuttle to another.

Coming from the East & I-89: Park at the UVM Gutterson lot. Meet at the Highlight Bus Stop sign and a GMT Shuttle will pick you up and bring you Downtown via Main St., stopping at Edmunds Middle School, City Hall Park, and the Waterfront Interchange (where you can switch to the North-South route if desired).

Coming from the South: Park in the South End at either the Champlain College Miller Center Lot (175 Lakeside Ave) or behind the Maltex Building (431 Pine St). At the Miller Center, look for the Highlight Bus Stop sign at their permanent shuttle stop structure. At the Maltex Building, cross Pine St and catch a shuttle bus at the Highlight Bus Stop on the corner of Howard St. and Pine St. A GMT Shuttle will pick up you up and bring you up Pine St., to the Waterfront Interchange (where you can switch to the East-West route if desired) and then head out to the Old North End via Elmwood Avenue.

You can also catch the College St. shuttle from the Waterfront Interchange.

All shuttles run approximately every 30 minutes. And, all city garages will be open! Find more parking info at ParkBurlington.com.



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