Presenting Sponsors

Lake Champlain Transportation

Lake Champlain Transportation Co. and Ferry Dock Marina are proud to support the City of Burlington in welcoming in the New Year! With such a talented pool of artists, musicians and creative entrepreneurs in our community, Highlight will surely be a memorable evening of fun, laughter, experience and community spirit!

Burlington Telecom

Burlington Telecom’s mission is to provide each and every customer with an exceptional service experience that you can only expect to receive from a local business, while providing you with access to the benefits of the most advanced fiber optic network in the US.

Programming Support

University of Vermont

Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor’s to M.D. programs. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont. UVM provides students endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time. has a rich history of supporting our community through art and creative expression. On such a special occasion, we are honored to be a part of a new tradition that creates joy and highlights the true spirit of Burlington!

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the Vodka for Dog People, has always had a strong commitment to animal welfare. This year, they have generously partnered with Highlight to activate select venues with a special “Yappy Hour” featuring a custom menu of cocktails that will raise funds for the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Dog-experts and other special guests (human and non-human) will be at select Yappy Hours to educate and celebrate with us!

WaterWheel Foundation

Phish & The WaterWheel Foundation were the inspiration for all of our activities on the waterfront. We teamed up to create a series of fun events meant to draw attention to a beloved part of Burlington’s culture: Lake Champlain. These events will raise funds for important Lake focused non-profit organizations, and celebrate the great work that WaterWheel does to preserve and protect this important part of our local ecosystem.

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

ECHO inspires and engages families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. As the cornerstone of Highlight’s “WaterWheel Waterfront,” the museum will support an array of awesome programming from Girls Rock VT to DJs to our secret headliner!

Social Sentinel

An important goal of Highlight is to spread the ideas of diversity, love and building a safer, more inclusive Vermont. Social Sentinel and the #asafervt campaign has partnered with us to support The Kids Make Art Parade; a program that engages students in schools across Vermont to create art that supports those messages. The students will come together and display their work for all to see in a very special New Year’s Eve parade.

Northfield Savings Bank

The “Community Show & Tell” has been generously supported by Northfield Savings Bank. The character of Northfield has always lived in the strength, commitment, and genuine caring for people. They are united under a culture that strives to strengthen our communities by providing customer-focused, responsive financial services for Vermonters, local businesses, and community organizations.

Farrell Distributing & Bud Light

With so much fun action happening across the city, we partnered with Bud Light and South Burlington’s Farrell Distributing to encourage our guests and city residents to travel safely. Together we’re helping to spread awareness for travelers about free public transportation options, parking, alcohol-free events, and the importance of taking special care on NYE.


Leunig’s Bistro is one of the oldest, continually operating restaurants in downtown Burlington. A French bistro & bar, serving lunch, brunch and dinner—located on the Church Street Marketplace on the corner of Church & College Streets. Offering some of the best people watching and live music in the area, they’re dedicated to great food, great times, and giving back to the community.

Perfect Day Media

Our friends at Perfect Day Media build websites that are handcrafted in Vermont with care and creativity. We’re thrilled to have worked together to develop Highlight’s website. Their portfolio of top-level work for dozens of institutions in Vermont (and beyond) speaks for itself.

Supporting Sponsors