Buttons available at:

Emerald Rose
Art on Main
Bristol Bakery

  • $10 before 12/25
  • $12 at the door
  • Children under 12 and seniors over 75 are free!


The Baptist Church will be offering soups, specialty breads, chili and vegetarian options as well as light desserts for sale in the basement of the church starting at 5 PM.

Come out to enjoy this community celebration of the New Year ahead!


At the Baptist Church- annual New Year’s dinner served in the basement of the church starting at 5 PM

5:00 PM – Dana and Sue Robinson – Americana, roots, folk with banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle a melting pot of Appalachian, British, and rural American influences.

6:00 PM – Lynda Malzac and the Fractured Bones – play a range of music, from a little country, country rock, folk, to singer-songwriter.

7:00 PM – Greg Ryan – an accomplished musician and gypsy jazz infused americana performer, Greg has recently been building and playing ‘Gourdtars,’ an instrument of his own design, a cross between an old-time banjo and a Turkish oud (woody, dark and a little mysterious).

8:00 PM – Patrick Fitzsimmons with Rob Meehan – Acclaimed Vermont singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Relix Magazine called Patrick, “one of the most captivating songwriters around today. Patrick will be accompanied by Rob Meehan on bass.


At Walkover Gallery

6:00 PM Encanto – Ten singers lead listeners on a journey through the wonders of the voice singing Renaissance choral gems, world music, jazz and modern songs.

7:00 PM Full Circle – Mary Ann Samuels, Linda Rodd & Susan Reit present “To Drive the Cold Winter Away”.  On recorders, harp, hammered dulcimer, voices & percussion, they play festive music to warm a cold winter’s evening.

8:00 PM Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette – are known for their finely written songs, their wonderful vocal blend, and solid instrumental backing.


At Holley Hall

4:00 PM – Hat Making, Hula Hooping and Kid-friendly fun!

5:00 PM – Magicians Without Borders – love performing for the “hometown crowd.” Spending much of their time traveling with their organization, Tom and Janet perform in refugee camps and orphanages, bringing love, laughter, magic and hope to many of the most forgotten children in the world.

6:00 PM – Mt. Abe A Cappella Workshop and performance – kids of all ages join Mt. Abe’s finest singers for a singing workshop and perform together on the coffeehouse stage. Sweet Transition will then share their own soaring harmonies and inspired songs.

7:30 PM- Erin Cassels-Browna Vermont born, Burlington based Songwriter and Musician. Erin has toured the east coast and southeast as a member of the honky-tonk outfit The North End Honeys and as a solo artist. He has drawn comparisons to indie-folk and alt-country acts such as the Tallest Man on Earth and Deer Tick and has become a familiar face in the Burlington music scene. This is his second year playing Bristol’s Best Night.

8:00 PM “Band of the Land”- Lillian Seibert and Dan Hibbs – Lillian recently attended the Berklee School of Music and has performed throughout New England with a variety of bands and as a solo performer.

8:20 PM Danielle and Julia NorrisDanielle and Julia are sisters from New Haven who share a passion for the violin and especially enjoy playing fiddle tunes. Don’t miss this rare and very special opportunity to see them perform at Holley Hall!

8:40 PM Luke Calzini & Kiley Pratt –  local teens from New Haven, are taking the Holley Hall stage by storm.   Kiley and Luke have performed together many times in various Mt. Abe musicals and look forward to taking their act to Best Night. Though their collegiate studies may currently be on break, their musical talent sure isn’t! Come enjoy their tunes with the celebration of the New Year!

9:00 PM – Jeh Kulu– In the Bambara language of Mali, “Jeh Kulu” means “community” and will bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to honor the joyous traditions of West Africa through an participatory dance and performance.  An African contra-dance of sorts! Join us for an exciting end to 2015!

Bristol Green

Fire all night on the SE corner of the Green.  Stop by to visit with neighbors and friends and enjoy the warmth of the season!

 4:00  PM    “Tung Tai Chi Chuan VT”  Presentation


Holley Hall-Light Snacks and Refreshments

Baptist Church- community Dinner starting at 5 PM

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