Bank of Utica with the City of Utica and its Public Safety Departments are happy to invite the community to celebrate the start of 2024 at the fourth annual Bank of Utica New Year’s Eve event happening in the heart of downtown. This free event features live music, a range of intermission acts, food and beverage deals, and street entertainment for a night full of fun for everyone.

Bank of Utica New Year’s Eve is scheduled for Sunday, December 31, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. We’re bringing back crowd favorites – nostalgic horse and carriage rides, local magician Leon Etienne, dancers from Butler-Sheehan School of Irish Dance, and fire dancers to light up Genesee Street! Bank of Utica’s windows will also showcase world-class aerialists and will feature the winners of our kid’s Coloring Contest that’s going on now!

Cast your vote in the UPD/UFD Chili Cook-Off and enjoy beverages from Saranac Brewery and Utica Coffee served up by our favorite United Way volunteer baristas. Watch ice carving demonstrations, play some ice skee ball and ice corn hole and then take a picture on the ice throne.

We’re throwing in a bonfire this year that will keep us toasty throughout the night as we wait until the Bank of Utica tower counts down to midnight. Don’t miss the dazzling fireworks display when the clock strikes twelve.

“We are happy to continue this tradition of celebrating our great City that has a steadily growing downtown filled with diverse businesses, a state-of-the-art hospital, beautiful public spaces, and a thriving arts and culture scene, while honoring the dedicated men and women who show up every day to keep our communities and citizens safe. We’ll come together on December 31st to ring in the New Year, to recognize the extraordinary efforts of these public safety officers and to sendoff Mayor Palmieri with our most exciting event yet,” said Barry Sinnott, Senior Vice President of Bank of Utica.

Mayor Palmieri adds, “Bank of Utica New Year’s Eve, like the City of Utica, continues to grow and exceed expectations. This year’s event will feature more than it ever has, and as always, it’ll showcase all of the beauty in our downtown. Always at the front of the show is the respect for our Police and Fire Departments that are truly heroes and the best in the state. It’s a fitting way for me to spend my last day in office.”

Event Details:

Where: On Genesee Street, between Bank Place and Devereux Street

When: Sunday, December 31, from 7:00 12:00 a.m.

Who: Hosted by Bank of Utica’s Barry Sinnott, Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri, and Kari Puleo from the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce

Entertainment: Simple Props, Soul Injection, Leon Etienne Magic Productions, and other live acts!

Food/Drink Specials: F.X. Matt Brewing Company, Utica Coffee Roasting Company, Delta by Marriott, Griffin’s Pub, Mōtus, Irwin’s Fine Food, Golden’s, and more!

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 About Bank of Utica

Founded and headquartered in downtown Utica since 1927, Bank of Utica is the largest commercial bank in the Greater Utica/Oneida County area in terms of deposits, offering a multitude of deposit and loan products for commercial and personal customers.