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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!

All activities are included with your ticket price!

Man playing the art piano at First Night Raleigh

Daytime Activities

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Performances and activities are on Bicentennial Plaza, inside 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 attending early countdown to midnight

People’s Procession & Early Countdown

6:00 pm
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 Barefoot Movement as we drop the famous acorn and set off fireworks at 7:00 pm.

In accordance with Raleigh city mandates, masks are only required for indoor events, but not outdoor activities.

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