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  • 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. Admission is just $9 per person for ages 5-12, $7 for ages 13 and up and children age 4 and under are free for the entire night. Admission includes unlimited rides on the Gesa Carousel of Dreams.
  • 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.
  • Is food and beverage available?
    Yes. The Gesa Carousel of Dreams concession counter is open throughout the event. There is also food available inside the sports pavilion as well.
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