The streets downtown were closed down at 7:00pm and the six foot cookie was hoisted into place with a giant crane, high above Duval's Pharmacy.
Big Daddy Ray was your emcee for the night, on hand to keep everyone moving around and warm before the midnight countdown.
This year's band, Divas With a Twist, also helped to keep the crowd hopping to warmth until the cookie came down.
Billed as a night of family friendly fun, we were happy to see the kids representing. They were dancing (and sitting) in the street.
Not just family friendly, but four-legged friend friendly, as well!! Can we get a "woof woof"?
People also brought their own fun! Here we see some people who created their own "cookie drop", scaled down, of course.
And the clock strikes midnight! Should times long past be forgot (days of auld lang syne). This is what it's all about: a ten second countdown, cookie drops and fireworks commence!
Special thanks to the First Night Whitman committee for all their hard work in bringing this together, as well as bringing so many citizens of a great little town together. More thanks and kudos to the Whitman Police Dept and the Whitman Fire Dept as always, for keeping our town safe.