Charlotte Rings in the New Year with First Night 2009 | CLT Blog

Charlotte Rings in the New Year with First Night 2009

Posted on 1 Jan 2009 by James Willamor

Thousands of Charlotte residents crowded uptown to celebrate the new year with First Night 2009. This was the first time First Night has be held in over a decade, and police were out in force to keep the event safe. First Night featured live bands, cultural performances, ice sculptures, and plenty of food vendors. Bars were packed all around uptown, and while there were no major incidents, police made several arrests.

Read on for a ton of photos from the event.

image credits: James Willamor, view these photos on Flickr

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