2009 is quickly winding down and it’s almost time to ring in the new year. If you’re still looking for something to do to celebrate this momentous occasion (or you just can’t find a babysitter on this popular night), why not check out Charlotte’s First Night in center city? With a fantastic line up of artists, you will not want to miss this family-friendly event!
First Night Kids
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm First Night Kids is perfect for the entire family, and kicks off First Night Charlotte. Kids of all ages can enjoy the music, dance, theater, history, science and much more. First Night Kids is scheduled between 3 PM and 7 PM with events and performances at a variety of locations including ImaginOn, Levine Museum of the New South, Spirit Square & Discovery Place.
First Night Charlotte People’s Procession
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Discovery Place
Join hundreds of Charlotteans as we celebrate the ritual of New Year’s Eve with the annual People’s Processional… a parade for the people, by the people! Wear a mask, dress in your funniest costume, or carry a banner to welcome the new year, do whatever your heart desires just join the growing list of participants…
First Night Charlotte Evening Programming
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Musicians and artists include: Accordion According to Bob, Charlotte Comedy Theater, Charlotte Dance Festival, Chinese Phoenix Arts, Magician Chris Hannibal, Spiral Hoop Dance, Sweetbriar Jam (up tempo, bluegrass music), Tom Billotto, and Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dance. For a full list and descriptions, visit firstnightcharlotte.com
Countdown to Midnight
Ring in the New Year with style and pizzazz beginning at 10 pm at the Duke Energy Stage! Featuring the Southeast’s hottest party band, Simply Irresistible, with special performances by renowned artist David Garibaldi, Spiral Hoop Dance and Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen 2010 Hannah Baldwin. Hosted by WBTV new anchors Maureen O’Boyle and Paul Cameron, this show will be one for the history books! Once the clock strikes midnight there will be a pyrotechnics show sponsored by Wachovia/ Wells Fargo.
Prices: $10 Advance / $12 at event / Kids 8 & Under FREE
Tickets can be purchased on firstnightcharlotte.com
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Happy New Year!
I'm so glad Charlotte brought back a New Years event for kids. Thanks, CSP for keeping us informed!
First Night is a community celebration of the New Year through the arts. It is an alcohol-free, public festival that marks the passage from the old year to the new with art, ritual and festivity. First Night offers a wide variety of artists with a broad range of appeal. Performances are held in both indoor and outdoor venues in close proximity to each other.
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