COVID-19 Statement

Due to the recent COVID-19 surge in the Georgia area, particularly North Georgia area, the First Night Committee of First Night Dahlonega have come to the difficult decision that we must cancel the event this New Year’s Eve, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

We cannot accurately predict what the virus numbers will be like on Dec. 31, but COVID-19 incidence continues to spike in northern Georgia. Unlike the trend with the larger cities in America continuing with their New Year’s Eve celebrations, First Night Dahlonega is simply unable to manage the COVID 19 recommendations by the CDC and do not want to put our attendees, musicians, artists and volunteers at risk for contracting this highly contagious strain of the virus.  

This decision was particularly difficult as First Night Dahlonega supports the efforts of Jeremiah’s Place. Since 2015, First Night has offered a wonderful opportunity for people to get together and celebrate with great music, comedy, kids’ entertainment and more.  As we look ahead to this upcoming year, we fully intend to come roaring back, and we will begin our plans in early 2022 to make next year’s event spectacular. 




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