New Year’s Eve on The Circle: Warmth assured for bitterly cold farewell to 2017

GEORGETOWN – Frigid weather is here, but rest assured the heat will be on in Georgetown!

Revelers ring in New Year 2017 at last year’s celebration on The Circle.

Revelers are invited to bid a “bitter” farewell to 2017 and ring in 2018 during the town’s third annual New Year’s Eve on The Circle celebration.

The event runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

A bitterly cold forecast is in the offing: National Weather Service calls for temperatures in the low teens for New Year’s Eve and possibly single digits overnight.

Georgetown Mayor Bill West assures revelers there will be plenty of warmth, entertainment, camaraderie and socializing during the four-hour celebration, highlighted by the raising of the digital LED ball just before midnight to officially usher in 2018.

Bonfire pits will offer warmth for the celebration.

In the park area of The Circle revelers can congregate in a huge heated tent.

Outside on The Circle Georgetown-based 16 Mile Brewery will have bonfire pits.

And, Mayor West says, heated portable bathroom facilities will be available.

Glass Onion returns for an encore performance. The popular Delmarva band is slated to play from 9 p.m. to about 12:30 a.m.

The celebration includes a free photo booth and a variety of food vendors.

With the historic Sussex County Courthouse in the background, the digital ball is hoisted by crane, ushering in 2017 at last year’s New Year’s Eve on The Circle celebration in Georgetown.

16 Mile Brewery will have a mobile concession wagon on hand for legal beverage purchases for those of age.

Just before midnight the spectacular digital ball will be raised by crane for the countdown to 2018.

The event, sponsored by Megee Motors, Preston Chevrolet and 1st State Chevrolet, is free with a warm town of Georgetown welcome to all, Mayor West said.

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