This new celebration, featuring many of the popular events of the former First Night Fayetteville, celebrates the Last Night of the year on New Year's Eve with entertainment in several venues, the popular Puppet Parade, fireworks and more on the Fayetteville Square.
The largest of Florida's First Night celebrations is First Night St. Petersburg, where family-oriented festivities including music stages, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more ring in the New Year. On Florida's east coast, the annual Delray Beach First Night Celebration features family-friendly crafts, games, parades, fun, food and entertainment.
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This family-friendly cultural celebration takes place at NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Charlotte Convention Center Outdoor terrace, Bechtler Museum, Mint Museum, The Green and the main stage located at Levine Avenue of the Arts Street. With plenty of fun for all ages, younger family members can enjoy First Night Kids from 12 - 5 p.m. Beginning at 9 p.m., the party continues for the adults with entertainment and a midnight finale show.
Fayetteville Street, Bicentennial Plaza and other nearby streets are the center of First Night festivities in Raleigh, North Carolina, including fireworks at midnight. An earlier Children's Celebration for very young family members takes place in the afternoon.