NYE on Market Square details

Details on the Knoxville New Year’s celebration. From a city release:

Join in the fun on Market Square this New Year’s Eve, with an afternoon and evening full of activities. Events on Monday, Dec. 31st, include:

  • Euro-bungee on the Square beginning at 1 p.m.
  • Ice skating on the Holidays on Ice skating rink from 1 p.m. until midnight.
  • Festival foods and face painting available at the ice rink.
  • Music on the Square beginning at 11 p.m., with a big screen showing events from 2012.
  • Erin Donovan of WBIR will be Master of Ceremonies beginning at 11:30 p.m.
  • Countdown beginning at 11:59 p.m., with a ball drop and fireworks.
  • Join in the singing of “Auld Lang Syne” following the fireworks.

End release

… for those of you out there who don’t know, “Auld Lang Syne” has several verses, written by Robert Burns, bard of Scotland. No telling if they’ll go the full round. Just in case:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint stowp!
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
Sin’ auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braidhae roar’d
Sin’ auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auldlang syne.
For auld, &c.

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About Gerald

City reporter in Knoxville, TN. Work (mostly) inside and play (mostly) outside. I'm a part of the X or the Y generation. Neither of us claim the other.
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