First Night® Raleigh December 31, 2016


First Night® Raleigh

First Night® Raleigh is the city’s go-to destination on December 31, a popular tradition for thousands of residents. The day’s festivities fill venues from museum lobbies to church sanctuaries to street corners across more than 20 blocks of downtown Raleigh on New Year’s Eve, offering entertainment for all ages in a safe, alcohol-free setting.
Festivities begin with the early afternoon Children’s Celebration on Bicentennial Plaza and at the NC Museums of History and Natural Sciences. The Evening Celebration comes alive with performances in 35+ downtown Raleigh locations, featuring participatory art installations, drama, magic, music, comedy and dance. The night is capped off with music on the outdoor Main Stage, the famous “Raleigh Acorn” (designed by David Benson) drop, and a spectacular fireworks show.
Thank you for joining us for First Night Raleigh 2016! Keep an eye out for more information as First Night Raleigh 2017 approaches.