"Begun in Boston in 1976, First Night is an alcohol-free community celebration of the New Year that is now celebrated in over 200 cities internationally. Entertainment, art, ritual, and festivities are all intertwined at First Night.
The celebration aims to advance the public’s appreciation of visual and performing arts through an innovative, diverse, and high-quality New Year’s Eve program that offers a shared cultural experience, accessible and affordable to all. The festivities will run from 3pm until midnight ...
Nontraditional locations (bank lobbies, municipal buildings, churches, and balconies), traditional locations (theatres and auditoriums), as well as the outdoor cityscape (fountains, streets, building facades, and plazas) will play host to a wide array of programs, exhibitions, and shows at the same time, making First Night a truly unique experience that cannot be missed.
The evening will culminate with a countdown to midnight and grand finale at the main stage located at 300 South Tryon. The main stage area will also feature a resolution wall where kids of all ages can add their New Year resolutions.
Admission buttons will go on sale throughout the community beginning Thanksgiving weekend and will cost $10. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit http://www.firstnightcharlotte.com/."