On December 31, 2000, Watertown threw its most successful 'First Night' celebration, a child and family friendly, non-alcohol welcoming of the New Year.
Thousands of people participated.
Back then, you could walk or take a free bus around town to various activities. Back then, there was lots of music, games - even faux sumo wrestling.
Back then, we could say in all innocence at the end of our report on the night's activities, 'No one knows what 2001 will bring...'
Watch the story, from former 7 News reporter Susan Brown, by clicking on the picture.
Saturday, July 30, 2016, Watertown, NY