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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!

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 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 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.

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