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Tickets on sale December 1, 2017!

Purchase in Advance on Etix or In-Store and SAVE!

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First Night 2018 VIP Pass - Black and magenta background with overlaying fireworks and white script type

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Buy A Pass In Advance?

In-Store: All Day Passes are available in advance for $11.00** from Harris Teeter Stores, and CVS Pharmacies.

Online: Passes available on through December 30th. Purchase your First Night admission vouchers from the comfort of home! Print the Etix voucher, and exchange the voucher for an All Day Pass admission wristband at one of the Information and Merchandise Sales Tents on site at First Night Raleigh on December 31!

You can also buy at the following locations beginning December 1, 2017:

Where can I buy a pass on New Year’s Eve?

On-Site: All Day Passes and VIP Passes will be available at 6 admission pass tents on Fayetteville Street, as well as at the door at the following venues: NC History Museum, Imurj, CAM, Highway Building, Good Shepherd, Vintage Church, Marbles

Why Do I Need A Pass?

Your “All Day Pass” grants you access to every performance venue and interactive activity throughout the day. That’s nearly 100 performances in over three dozen locations across downtown Raleigh. What a bargain for just $11* ($15 day of)!

With your All Day Pass, earn discounts at area arts presenters on December 31 and well into the New Year! Visit the New Year Bonuses section below to learn more.

What Comes With A VIP Pass?

Want the VIP experience at First Night Raleigh this year? VIP Pass includes PRIORITY ACCESS* to our indoor venues, as well as an invitation to our VIP Countdown viewing area, where you can enjoy refreshments and watch the acorn drop in the heart of the action in City Plaza! *Venues are first come, first served. Entrance based on venue capacity. If venue is at capacity, entry will operate on a one-in, one-out basis.

How Much Are Passes on December 31st?

Adults: $15 day of
Children (ages 6-12): $11**

Children 5 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a button or wristband-wearing adult.

Where can I buy VIP Passes?

On and at Fayetteville Street Admission Pass Tents on New Year’s Eve.

Where Can I Get First Night Raleigh 2018 Official Merchandise?

All Day Pass admission wristbands and First Night Souvenir T-Shirts will be available on site at several Information and Merchandise Sales Tents located throughout the festival – On Bicentennial Plaza, near the giant Ferris wheel, in several locations along Fayetteville Street, and at City Plaza near the Main Stage.

*Plus local and state sales tax.
**Including state and local sales tax.

Pass Bonuses

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NC State Wolfpack

Receive a FREE First Night Raleigh 2018 All Day Pass wristband when you purchase tickets to the NC State Wolfpack vs. Louisville Cardinals match on December, 31, 2017!

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