Shawn Middleton
Story & song - ages 3+
Come and see storyteller and author Shawn Middleton, weave his holiday tales that will educate, entertain, and engage audiences. Shawn puts his own special and unique touch on all of his stories. From pirates to princesses, world tales, fables, fairy tales and original favorites, let these interactive and participatory tales enchant your day.

Countdown Party at Powers Hall with the band Groove Authority
Ring in the New Year with Groove Authority in beautiful Powers Hall in Town Hall. R&B, Motown, Funk, Soul, Disco, as well as Top 40, Classic Rock, Pop, Swing, Jazz, Reggae and Hip-Hop. They will ignite the dance floor with your favorite high energy songs or mellow ballads.
The party is 9:30-12:30
(AGE 21+ ONLY)
$15 through Dec. 27th.
$20 after Dec. 27th.
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Tanglewood Marionettes:
An Arabian Adventure
Marionette performance
Featuring over a dozen beautifully hand-crafted marionettes & exquisite “storybook” style scenery, An Arabian Adventure tells the tale of a Persian prince who is thrown into a dungeon because of his love for a beautiful princess. This is an action-packed drama that is sure to delight all ages while introducing them to the magical world of puppet theater.

Jim Colliton - Comedian
Adults Only
Jim’s relaxed delivery and clean material have kept him in high demand working comedy clubs, corporate events & cruise ships. Jim’s material is based around his marriage and raising three children and always brings down the house. His spontaneous crowd work and improvability are second to none.

Chinese Lantern Display
The sky will be aglow over Needham Town Common with hundreds of beautifully colored Chinese lanterns!

Charles River Ballet
Under Needham native Emily Hrones-Umland’s direction, the CRBA dancers move beyond technique to bring classical and contemporary pieces to life in an exciting performance. Be inspired by talented local dancers age 8-19 in this show!

Folk music and poetry in the round with host Chris Pahud and The Rounders
Join us again this year for an evening of Folk music and poetry in the round with host Chris Pahud and the Rounders. Chris has performed with major folk artists all over New England, and his most current CD is the critically acclaimed “Red Sky in the Morning.” The Rounders feature multi-instrumentalist Tom Smith, spoken word performance artist (and two-time Mass Cultural Council award recipient) Cheryl Perreault, and guitarist Steve Rapson.

Magic By George - Children's Show
Fast-paced, high-energy show full of surprises and fun-filled family entertainment!


Vanishing Point: George Saterial - Adult Show
With appearances on CBS’s “The Early Show” and at Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, George presents an entertaining blend of clean comedy, exciting magic, upbeat music, and amazing mind reading.

Needham Dance Theatre
Dancers of all ages present “Celebrate the Stars.”A creative, joyful collection of jazz, hip hop and ballet that will entertain and delight!

Ruach Israel Klezmer Band
Combining traditional Jewish, jazz and Eastern European musical styles to create the sounds of joy. Rarely does a performance end without the audience swaying, clapping and dancing to the infectious sounds of clarinet, trumpet, and trombone bobbing and weaving over the strong rhythms of dumek (hand drum), bass, guitar and piano. You don’t want to miss this... The Ruach Israel Klezmer Band!

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New Year’s Needham — “Where the New Year Begins!”

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Countdown Party at Powers Hall with the band Groove Authority

Ring in the New Year with Groove Authority in beautiful Powers Hall in Town Hall. Their repertoire includes new and old R&B, Motown, Funk, Soul, Disco, as well as Top 40, Classic Rock, Pop, Swing, Jazz, Reggae and Hip-Hop.

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Schedule of Events

Great activities the whole day for young, old and everyone in between!
• Music: Blues, Jazz, Rock, Doo-wop, R&B, Folk, Rock and more.

• Music

• Comedy

• Dance

• Theatre

• Magic

• and more!

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Road Race 11am Jan 1, 2014

Start your year off on the right foot with the Needham Running Club’s New Year’s Day 5K run. This run will benefit the YMCA, Needham Cultural Council and the Needham Education Foundation. Food, sports drinks, and water at race end.

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Liquor stores are new to Needham!
New Year’s Needham thanks them for their sponsorship

Sheraton Needham has an exclusive rate for New Year’s Needham

Receive a special rate of $95/night
Complimentary breakfast for two
Valid for stays December 22, 2013 – January 5, 2014
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