First Night Raleigh is Raleigh's largest New Years Eve celebration. It's an all-day festival celebrating the new year, culminating in a live show, and the traditional acorn drop.
The Raleigh Acorn is lowered to ring in the New Year. While the acorn has become synonymous with First Night Raleigh, the festival is much more than the countdown to midnight. Your admission pass grants you access to every performance and every venue throughout the day. That's over 6 dozen performances in nearly 30 locations across downtown Raleigh.
First Night Raleigh is not just a New Years celebration, it's the only place to truly celebrate our upcoming prosperity with the community we love so much. If you love the Triangle as much as I do or just want to see our great little city, I highly suggest you make it out to First Night Raleigh to get a taste of what makes it so great.