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The Raleigh Acorn is lowered to ring in the New Year. While the acorn has become synonymous with First Night Raleigh, the festival is much more than the countdown to midnight. Your admission pass grants you access to every performance and every venue throughout the day. That’s nearly 100 performances in over three dozen locations across downtown Raleigh. What a bargain for just $10!

Buy your 2014 First Night Raleigh All Day Pass in advance and SAVE!

Your “All Day Pass” grants you access to every performance venue and interactive activity all day and all night. Please note: Food or novelty items from festival vendors are not included in the admission price.

Children 5 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult with an admission pass.

ALL DAY PASS admission buttons are available in advance for $10.00 from Harris Teeter Stores, and Rite Aid Pharmacy Stores, or online via

You can also buy at the following locations beginning December 1, 2013:

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels at Crabtree Valley Mall
City of Raleigh Museum
Logan Trading Company
Marbles Kids Museum Corner Store
The Meat House of Raleigh & Cary
NC Museum of Art
NC Museum of History Shop
NC Museum of Natural Sciences Museum Store & Center Store
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Sosta Café
Triangle Glides

Your All Day Pass can earn you discounts at area arts presenters on December 31 and well into the New Year! Visit the Pass Bonuses section to learn more. You could save over $100!


etixPurchase 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!

Adults: $13
Children (ages 6-12): $10
Children 5 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a button or wristband-wearing adult.

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.

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