New Years Events

Thinking of heading out with the kids to celebrate the New Year? First Night Raleigh, the annual celebration of art and the New Year in downtown Raleigh, offers entertainment for families with kids of all ages on Dec. 31. Spread across several downtown streets, the celebration is free for those who simply want to enjoy the outdoor music, entertainers and fireworks, but a First Night Raleigh admission button or wrist band is needed for some performances and activities. The event features a Children’s Celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. and an early countdown with fireworks at 7 p.m. for little ones. The main stage on City Plaza will offer performances from 6 p.m. At midnight, look for fireworks and an acorn drop to herald in the New Year. Here’s a look at the complete schedule for First Night Raleigh