What Is Highlight?

Highlight is Burlington’s new virtual 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! 


What Are The “Virtual” Festival Grounds?!

This year we’re going virtual to keep Vermonters safe. The online platform we’ve curated for our Virtual Festival Grounds is incredible for live-streaming performances. It’s trusted by some of the biggest brands and artists in the world, and it’s full of cool features for performers and festival attendees that promote connection and togetherness. You can interact with friends and performers in real time, browse through all the performances in the blink of an eye, and create and share your own profile to socialize safely! Plus, no more walking through the snow between venues! Our goal is to create a safe space for all Vermonters to enjoy New Year’s Eve together.

What is the Bright Ideas Project?

The Bright Ideas Project is Highlight’s way of crowdsourcing amazing performance ideas from across Vermont. Applications are now closed, but please email hello@highlight.community if you’d still like to participate. The application process is powered by VSECU. Click here here to learn more about the Bright Ideas Project & our wonderful partners at VSECU! 

Community Guidelines

Our Mission

Create a safe space for a global community to celebrate and support Vermont-grown performers with friends, family, and neighbors, both near and far.

Who are our community members?

Vermont is Highlight’s home, but our community reaches far and wide beyond Vermont’s borders. We welcome people from around the world to celebrate and be a part of our community.

What values does our community hold?

We expect all members of our community to support and celebrate:

  • Diversity
  • Creativity
  • Kindness
  • Open-mindedness
  • Respect
  • Safety

All community members must follow our community rules including: 

  • Helping other community members when needed
  • Showing respect to others at all times
  • Keeping an open mind about creative works
  • Celebrating our differences and similarities alike

We will NOT tolerate those who engage in interactions or content that may be: 

  • Inappropriately sexual or graphic
  • Dangerous, harmful, or unsafe
  • Hateful, violent, threatening, or harassing
  • Misleading or intending to spam or scam
  • Illegal in any way
  • Encroaching on the privacy of others
  • Unsafe for children