What Is Highlight?

Highlight is Burlington’s new citywide New Year’s Eve celebration, produced by Signal Kitchen & Burlington City Arts. The festival brings Vermont’s leading artists, doers, and thinkers together to showcase our community’s creativity through lively festivities for all to enjoy. Click to check out all of the events!

What Is The Bright Ideas Project?

Many of Highlight’s events are designed and built by your friends and neighbors. The Bright Ideas Project crowdsources ideas from talented Vermonters for all kinds of NYE happenings. Through an open call for proposals in the fall, we grant funds and support to select ideas that come to life at Highlight. Click to read more about The Bright Idea Project and our partners at VSECU.

Highlight’s Bright Idea Project is proudly Powered By VSECU. VSECU is a member-owned cooperative and not for profit credit union for everybody who lives or works in Vermont, offering a full range of affordable financial products and services to its member-owners. VSECU is committed to improving the lives of Vermonters by empowering the possibilities for greater social, environmental, and financial prosperity. Click here to learn more about our friends at VSECU.


Parking & Shuttles

All venues are accessible via free shuttle busses from two parking locations from 1PM–Midnight. There are two routes: 1) East-West 2) North-South. The routes meet at City Hall Park on Main Street. That’s where you can hop off one shuttle bus and onto another. A special thank you to Farrell Distributing & Green Mountain Transit!

Remote Parking

From the East & I-89

Park at the UVM Gutterson Parking Lot. Rendezvous at the Highlight Bus Stop sign and a GMT Shuttle will pick you up, bring you downtown via Main Street, making stops at Memorial Auditorium, the City Hall Park interchange (where you can switch to the North-South route if desired), and the Waterfront.

From the South 

Park in the South End and meet at the Highlight Bus Stop sign at Dealer.com parking lot. Here, a GMT Shuttle will pick you up, bring you up Pine Street and into downtown via Main Street, stopping at the City Hall Park interchange (where you can switch to the East-West route if desired), and then heading out to the Old North End via Elmwood Avenue.

Park Downtown: All City garages will be accessible and open.