What is First Night Tri-Cities?

First Night Tri-Cities is an interactive family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the New Year. The event features stage performances and activities for children and adults to enjoy on New Year's Eve each year.

How much does First Night cost?

We strive to keep the event affordable for everyone. For ages five and up, admission is just $7 per person in advance and $8 at the door for the entire night. Children under age four are free. Admission includes unlimited rides on the Gesa Carousel of Dreams. Gesa Credit Union members can save $1 off admission per person by paying with thier Gesa Visa credit or debit card.

Is there an admission charge to watch the fireworks?

No. Outdoor activities, such as the ice sculpture carving and fireworks display do not require admission thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

I have older children who would like to attend. Is there anything for them to do?

Yes! Our goal is to provide entertainment for all ages. While some activities may be better suited for our younger guests, we have many activities for all ages, such as our interactive inflatable games, stage shows, carousel rides, face painting and more. It's easily a night the entire family will enjoy, regardless of age.