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Downtown Akron Partnership



FirstMerit Bank laser light show and midnight fireworks

Come in from the cold at 9 p.m. for an early celebration of the coming new year. Enjoy the new  FirstMerit Bank laser light spectacular countdown show inside the John S. Knight Center in the upper exhibit hall.

 FirstMerit Bank has supported First Night Akron every year for 20 years. Since the beginning, they bring in the new year with a band during the FirstMerit Fireworks Show. After you experience the sights and sounds of First Night's nine other venues, head back to the Mainstage before midnight and join in the countdown to 2016 with FirstMerits fireworks extravaganza.