Free Daytime Activities!
Join us from 2:00-6:00pm on New Year’s Eve for the new Children’s Celebration! Learn a new hobby for the new year with our hands-on workshops and watch performances with rising stars from the Triangle. There is fun for everyone at the Children’s Celebration!
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Download a printable .PDF of the WRAL First Night Raleigh Schedule:
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Performances and activities are on Bicentennial Plaza, inside the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Children 5 years old and under are permitted free when accompanied by a pass-wearing adult. Scroll down to learn more!
People’s Procession & Early Countdown
What a perfect way to end our daytime Children’s Celebration! Don’t worry about keeping the kids out too late to ring in the new year – they can enjoy all of the excitement early in the evening. Join Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba as we drop the famous acorn and set off fireworks at 7:00 pm.
Children’s Celebration – New Year’s Eve Around The World – Cartoon Island & Leis in the Polynesian Islands
Take a break and relax with animated features on Cartoon Island!
Pop into WRAL First Night Raleigh’s DIY hot spot and use an array of crafting and art supplies to make your own a party crown to wear during the Countdown…
Henna artist Deepika Bhatt has been drawing in henna since she was seven years old. Born and raised in India, Deepika eventually went on to apprentice with three henna artists,…
Light up the night by creating a lantern to carry in the People's Procession!
Children’s Celebration – New Year’s Eve Around The World – Express Yourself Improv Storytime in Iceland
Additional Performers & Activities