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Thursday, December 29, 2011

EVE 2012 Celebration Underway In Salt Lake City

A wide variety of festivities are being held in Salt Lake City, as we ring out the old and celebrate the new year.

The Salt Lake Downtown Alliance and other groups are sponsoring a gala celebration with food, music and many other kinds of activities. The alliance provided the details below.

Ring in the New Year with three nights of revelry at EVE (Dec. 29, 30 and 31, 6 p.m.-midnight). Celebrations take place on West Temple between 100 and 200 South, in the Salt Palace Convention Center and throughout downtown at community partner locations (Temple Square, Clark Planetarium, Salt Lake Film Society at Broadway Centre Cinemas and Off Broadway Theatre).

EVE passes can be purchased in advance at Harmons and Maverik locations or at Tickets will also be available at the door. $12 in advance and $15 at the door (for all three nights), kids 10 and under are free with a paid adult. Downtown hotels are offering EVE packages and special pricing.

In addition to live music, dance parties, DJs, karaoke, art installations, activities for kids, film screenings, comedy and a spectacular midnight fireworks show on Dec. 31, EVE will include signature events such as:

Temple of Boom: an electronic music installation with a 40-foot Mayan Temple built on West Temple with fire that shoots 30 feet in the air.
Bouncetown: kids can jump around a gigantic town of inflatable playgrounds that stretch from wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor (about two dozen of them).
Ballroom: a playground for all ages with 2012 beach balls ranging from 1 foot to 7 feet, DJs, dancing and light shows.
Ice Sculpture Garden: the south plaza will be ablaze with ice sculptures.
Reggae Snowsplash: warm up with island rhythms and live reggae bands.

EVE by the numbers:
  • 229 musicians
  • 2012 beach balls
  • 2880 minutes of live music
  • 1 reggae festival and 11 consonants in "Reggae Snowsplash"
  • 1 hip hop festival
  • 1 Temple of Boom
  • 1 30-foot flame
  • Ump-teen thousand watts of power
  • 2160 Minutes of film/movies
  • 18 Fear No Film shorts from around the world
  • 3 beavers
  • 5 wonderful content partners
  • 24 Inflatable playgrounds towering 30-feet high
  • 3 YouTube videos featuring Coach Whitt and stEVE
  • 7 fire pits to keep everyone warm
  • 40 tickets given away to random creative followers on Twitter and Facebook
  • 100 EVE posters up on the U of U campus
  • 150 giant foam building blocks
  • 300 lights
  • 500 power cables
  • 1 ticket… 3 glorious nights… countless fun!
There are plenty of places to chill down and warm up at this indoor/outdoor extravaganza…and a thousand ways to celebrate. More information at


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