What Is Highlight?

Highlight is Burlington, Vermont’s New Year’s Eve celebration, produced by Burlington City Arts & Signal Kitchen. The festival brings together local innovators, artists, and communities to celebrate the homegrown creative energy of all Vermonters.

For Highlight 2022, we’re welcoming revelers from far and wide to celebrate with unique, in-person experiences in downtown Burlington and at the Waterfront. We’ll set the stage for the biggest party of the year as we come together to count down the experiences and ideas that make our community a hub of incredible creativity. Artists, food vendors, musicians, and everyone in between helps build an event that HIGHLIGHTS the best of Burlington, live for one glorious night as we cheers to auld lang syne.

Questions? Email hello@highlight.community

 

What is the Bright Ideas Project?

Highlight’s events are designed and built by your friends and neighbors. Through the “Bright Ideas Project,” Highlight crowdsources ideas from Vermonters for all kinds of New Year’s Eve happenings. Through an open call for proposals, we grant funds and support to select ideas that come to life at Highlight.

Highlight’s Bright Ideas 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.

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