If you're looking for something to do this New Year's Eve that's safe and family-friendly, head Downtown for the 15th-annual First Night Columbus.

If you're looking for something to do this New Year's Eve that's safe and family-friendly, head Downtown for the 15th-annual First Night Columbus. Held at 15 different performance sites throughout Downtown, this substance-free, community-oriented New Year's Eve celebration is a one-stop destination for anyone looking to bring in 2010 with a bang. Everything from dance to live music can be found within easy walking distance, including the Columbus Community Drummers, Brazilian bossa nova with the Maggie Green Trio, and cardio exercise with the AfroRhythms and Pat Funderburg. Kristina Isabelle and her High Jinks company will round out the evening at Vets Memorial with their amazing juggling shenanigans and stilt-dancing performances.

-Nikki Davis