Bristol Best Night

Bristol Best Night is a community-wide New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Bristol, Vermont.

Join us for an evening of music and celebration.

Featured Performer

Scarlet Annie's Jazz Quartet

9:30 pm Holley Hall

Scarlet Annie's Jazz Quartet features Scarlet Annie Nessen, Tom Obomsawin, Glenn Goodwin, and Dan Whittemore. Middlebury born and raised, Annie Nessen is a powerhouse singer, known for her many years of performances in Nightfires, the annual solstice celebration that was a holiday favorite for over thirty years.

Schedule at a Glance

Holley Hall

Get in the spirit of New Year’s Eve and Bristol Best Night with making crazy hats with Alice and face-painting!

Mount Abraham’s a cappella ensemble features the homegrown talent of our own  Five-Town students.  With a repertoire list this spanning from The Platters to Rossini to Cindi Lauper, these kids will add sparkle to your shine.

Tom and Janet have been performing at Best Night from the beginning and love performing for the “hometown crowd.”  They spend much of their time traveling with their organization, Magicians Without Borders, performing in refugee camps and orphanages, bringing love, laughter, magic and hope to many of the most forgotten children in the world. 

They also have four groups of very poor children they are training to be magicians in El Salvador,

Colombia and India, in addition to touring here at home, bringing magic to VA Hospitals, homeless shelters and hospitals.

Enjoy a review from the Mt Abe Fall Musical “Hello Dolly!”

Coffee House style set featuring local acts

Singer/songwriter, Patrick Fitzsimmons is an immensely talented singer with soulful ballads and upbeat rhythmic tunes. Fitzsimmons writes songs that have that rare combination of strong lyrics and strong melody.

Scarlet Annie’s Jazz Quartet features Scarlet Annie Nessen,
Tom Obomsawin, Glenn Goodwin, and Dan Whittemore.


With additional support provided by:

Rally Sport NorthEast

Bristol Best Night is a project of The Watershed Center