First Night Charlotte - New Year's Celebration
Location: Various venues in Uptown Charlotte
Time: 12 p.m. - Midnight First Night Kids from 12 - 5 p.m. Evening Events 8-11:30 p.m. Countdown to Midnight 10 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Address: Charlotte, NC 28202
WBTV First Night Charlotte returns to ring in 2013 with a family-friendly cultural celebration taking place in Uptown Charlotte!
First beginning in 1976, First Night is an alcohol-free community celebration of the New Year that is now celebrated in more than 200 cities internationally. The celebration aims to advance the public’s appreciation of visual and performing arts through an innovative, diverse and high-quality New Year’s Eve program that offers a shared cultural experience, accessible and affordable to all.
First Night Charlotte takes place on New Year’s Eve from 12 p.m. to midnight with First Night Kids from 12 to 5 p.m. at kid-friendly venues and evening programming that runs from 8 to 11:30 p.m. at various venues with the countdown to midnight from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the main stage. With more than 75,000 attendees, First Night Charlotte has grown into one of the biggest and best known events in the Southeast to visit for New Year’s Eve.