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December 31, 2021

The day’s festivities fill venues from museum lobbies to church sanctuaries to street corners across more than 20 blocks of downtown Raleigh on December 31, offering entertainment for all ages.

Festivities begin with the early afternoon Children’s Celebration. The Evening Celebration comes alive with performances in 30+ downtown Raleigh locations, featuring interactive art installations, drama, magic, music, comedy and dance. The night is capped off with music on the outdoor Main Stage, the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop, and a spectacular fireworks show.

First Night Raleigh acorn drop at midnight


Man singing and playing a guitar


First Night Raleigh ferris wheel at night


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