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Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018

Evening temperatures sunk keeping crowds outdoors thinned but the revelry just moved indoors Downtown for the Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018. Earlier in the day at the Science Center crowds of youngsters and adults celebrated with a “Countdown to Noon.”

People dance with glowing headphones to three different deejays playing for the “silent disco” at the August Wilson Center on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 during The Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018 New Years Eve celebrations downtown. The night’s parade was moved inside the August Wilson Center due to frigid temperatures, where a marching band, puppets, silent disco, and art events all shared a roof and shelter from the cold. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Drummers Sheryland Neal, left, of Squirrel Hill, Dolores Heagy, center, of Ross Township, and Heather McClain, right, of Beechview, make their entrance with other members of the Timbeleza percussion band alongside a procession of dancing puppets on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at the August Wilson Center in downtown. The Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018 New Years Eve parade was moved inside the August Wilson Center due to frigid temperatures, where a marching band, puppets, silent disco, and art events all shared a roof and shelter from the cold. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Laurel Cook, 38, of Morgantown, W. Va., stands for a portrait of her Steelers/New Years swag as she attends The Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018 New Years Eve celebrations on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 downtown. Cook and her family made the trek to Pittsburgh for the Cultural District festivities, though she says in 2018 her New Years resolution is to see more Penguins and Steelers games in the city. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
In theme with the winter weather, Katie Findlay, 6, of Elizabethtown, gets snowflakes painted on her face during The Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018 New Years Eve celebrations on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 downtown. Findlay says her New Years resolution is to find lots of balloons. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Darren Roy, 52, who has been sleeping downtown, watches the Dollar Bank Children’s Fireworks at the start of The Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018 New Years Eve celebrations on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 by the place where he camps out. Roy’s resolution, he says, is not to be homeless anymore. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Temperatures hovering around ten degrees F made for smaller than usual crowds at The Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018 New Years Eve celebrations on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 downtown. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Christa Vogel, left, 11, of Etna, and Darius Lemanski, right, 10, of New Sewickley Township, lick chunks of ice as they watch an ice carver entertain the crowd at The Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018 New Years Eve celebrations on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 Downtown. Lemanski said he was staying warm with lots of layers of clothes. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Max McCord, left, 13, passes hot chocolate to Kelly McCord, 48, both of Stanton Heights, as they serve up the sweet treat for free outside of the Benedum Center as a part of The Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018 New Years Eve celebrations on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 Downtown. The family runs the Sweet Sips Cafe food truck, one of a handful of food trucks on hand to help New Years revelers stay full. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Makenna Speight, 6, of Evansville, Ill, throws confetti in the air as the clock strikes noon during the ‘Countdown to Noon’ party on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at the Children’s Museum in North Shore. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
Shyann Metzgar, 5, laughs while trying to grab a balloon on top of her dad, Jason Metzgar, both from Whitehall, during the ‘Countdown to Noon’ party on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at the Children’s Museum in North Shore. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
Mia Thyben, 6, of North Side, sits on top of a bike machine while kids pedal during the ‘Countdown to Noon’ party on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at the Children’s Museum in North Shore. New Year’s festivities came earlier for families at the Children’s Museum where they held a ‘countdown to noon’ party and threw confetti in the air to celebrate an early 2018. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
Sonja Smith, 2, squints her eyes as her mom Svetlana Smith, from Bloomfield, throws confetti in her face during the ‘countdown to noon’ party on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at the Children’s Museum in North Shore. New Year’s festivities came earlier for families at the Children’s Museum where they held a ‘countdown to noon’ party and threw confetti in the air to celebrate a early 2018. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)