Wear layers (it will be clear, but cooler than you’re used to tonight).
Bring the family. No need to pay for a sitter. There’s plenty of entertainment for kids.
MOTHERS: Re-read #3 and don’t complain that you’re cold and want to go home early. Your husband isn’t cold just because he doesn’t have a coat on. Neither are your kids. I don’t want to hear anybody say, “You make me cold just looking at you.”
Embrace walking. That’s the point. Don’t waste time looking for the closest possible parking space to Main St. It’ll only infuriate you, which isn’t the best way to start off the night. Here’s how I look at it: I can eat more because I’m walking it off!
If you don’t like the entertainment, walk a little. You’re bound to find something you like. Then come back to where you were. Entertainment at each stage changes every hour. See the entertainment lineup here.
If your kids don’t like the music you like, send them to Rick Doucette at Kid Town or Daddy O’Keefe in front of Mark Adrian Shoes. See map here.