VIDEO; Triangle To-Do: First Night 2014

Posted on 12/20/13 No Comments

A few years ago leaders of and advocates for Downtown Raleigh started what has become the region’s best holiday event for families: First Night Raleigh. 

Taking place all along the restaurants, museums, storefronts, open space and entertainment venues throughout the city’s core, First Night is an extravaganza of music, art, food and live entertainment. There are clowns, an ice skating rink, high-end dining, open art galleries, dancers, singers, comedians and just about everything else a child of any age would want to experience.

Just look at the schedule of performers.

Of course, on top of all that, the culmination to the year in Raleigh will not be complete without the traditional dropping of the Acorn. It is the City of Oaks, after all. A few years ago, this sounded a bit goofy. Of course, everyone said that about Punxsutawney, PA’s annual tradition, too. The lowering of the Acorn has become one of the most highly attended and talked about new traditions in the South. It has just the right amount of kitsch.

Here is a general rundown for the evening, but make sure to check out the event’s official website, linked above, for the specifics within each category listed below:

Children’s Celebration: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
People’s Procession: 6:00 p.m.
Early Countdown with Fireworks: 7:00 p.m.
Evening Performances: 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m
Main Stage Performances: 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. midnight
Fireworks and Acorn Drop: 12:00 a.m. midnight

First Night Raleigh is presented by Artsplosure.



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