Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2021 (Thurs., 12/31/20)

The New Year's ball rises in Pittsburgh. (photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust)

The New Year’s ball rises in Pittsburgh. (photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust)

Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2021 is the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the ‘Burgh, and this year is being moved from being a massive in-person event to being televised without crowds. The New Years Eve action starts at 11 p.m. on KDKA TV-2 and CBSN Pittsburgh. First Night is being MC’d by Pittsburgh Today Live hosts Heather Abraham and David Highfield. The televised event includes many of the favorite attractions of the in-person celebration: the Williams Sing-Off, Fire and Ice, First Night Friends VIP experience, the countdown to midnight, fireworks, and the raising of the Future of Pittsburgh Ball. Featured performers include Pittsburgh native and national rapper Frzy; the husband and wife musical duo of Mariand Torres & Nick Duckart; the highly talented magician Eric Jones; Pittsburgh soul singer Clara Kent, and music from the hot Broadway show, Hadestown. Oh, and of course, fireworks! First Night is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Happy New Year!

Eric Jones "making change." (photo: Dustin Wickett)

Eric Jones “making change.” (photo: Dustin Wickett)