The finale to Provo's Winter Festival will be a downtown "New Year's Eve Eve" celebration Dec. 30 from 6 to midnight.

"In moving our New Year's celebrations to Saturday rather than Sunday we are following the precedent set by the Freedom Festival," said Rod Fudge, chairman of the event. "Whenever the Fourth of July falls on a Sunday, the fireworks and parade and other events are moved to Saturday."This year's festivities will include 1,000 fireworks over the Historic County Courthouse to signal the beginning of the new year.

Other activities will include:

- A country western dance in the parking terrace at 100 West and 100 North.

- Puppet shows, arts and crafts, clowns, balloon artists and other events for children starting at 6:30 p.m. in the County Commission building.

- Hot-air balloons tethered on University Avenue.

- A food fair offering cuisine from a variety of fine restaurants under a tent on the Provo Tabernacle Square.

- A "Reunion" concert in the Provo Tabernacle. Reunion is a group comprised of Ric de Azevedo and former Lettermen founders Jim Pike and Bob Engemann. Cost is $1.

- A variety of entertainment beginning at 11 p.m. on the stage in front of the old courthouse. Featured entertainers will be the Saliva Sisters, a popular singing group that takes a lighthearted look at the music of previous eras.