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For those of you who love to head downtown St. Pete for New Year’s Eve for the First Night party, things will be different this year.

 Instead of the family-friendly New Year’s Eve party held across downtown St. Petersburg, it will be a virtual event this year, the first time in 28 years.

They released this information:  “Due to the global pandemic, and in order to ensure a safe transition into 2021, First Night will be providing family-friendly fun to the people of St Petersburg and beyond in the comforts of their own home,”

Normally, the event would include art, concerts, kids climbing the trees and a fireworks show.

The event will still be selling First Night buttons, which is what you normally would need to get into a concert or for a kid to jump into a bouncy house. The button sales support the charitable organization, and that is something they want to continue to do.

Button packages are $25, $35 and $100 at FirstNightStPete.com and will be on sale on Nov. 1.

It will still have lots of fun interactive things like a salsa lesson, sing along to songs, a chance for First Night button holders to make a live cameo appearance and an opportunity for everyone to take part in a resolution bonfire.

After 28 years, St. Petersburg's First Night party will be virtual this year | News Break

After 28 years, First Night St. Pete will be a three-hour virtual event this year instead of the sprawling family-friendly New Year's Eve party held across downtown St. Petersburg. "Due to the global pandemic, and in order to ensure a safe transition into 2021, First Night will be providing family-friendly...