First Night Raleigh
UPCOMING DATES AND TIMES
- Mon, Dec 31, 2018 – Tue, Jan 1, 2019 9am-12pm
Join us for the 27th Annual WRAL First Night Raleigh 2019! With 20+ blocks of programming throughout downtown, WRAL First Night Raleigh is the way to ring in the New Year! Learn a new hobby for the New Year at our daytime Children’s Celebration from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the NC Museums of History and Sciences. Bounce around music, theatre, and other performances after the Early Countdown at 7:00 pm. Ride the WRAL First Night Ferris Wheel and the Down Draft amusement ride! Just make sure you’re on Fayetteville Street at midnight for the WRAL Countdown to Midnight and the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop with special guests Boulevards and Diali Dissokho and Kaira Ba!
Associated Street Closures:
December 31 - January 1: Associated Road Closures: Fayetteville Street between Morgan Street and Martin Street and Hargett Street between Salisbury Street and Wilmington Street will be closed from 9:00am on 12-30-18 until 12:00pm on 1-1-19 to facilitate festival setup. Fayetteville Street between Martin Street and Lenoir Street and Martin Street and Davie Street between Salisbury Street and Wilmington Street will be closed from 6:00am on 12-31-18 until 6:00am on 1-1-19 to facilitate the festival. Note that local access will be maintained for Marriott traffic via Lenoir Street except during the fireworks. Lenoir Street and South Street between Salisbury Street and Wilmington Street will be closed from 6:30pm until 7:30pm on 12-31-18 and from 11:30pm on 12-31-18 until 12:30am on 1-1-19 to facilitate the fireworks. The following roads will be closed at the designated times to facilitate the Peoples Procession: - Edenton Street between Salisbury Street and Wilmington Street from 9:00am until 7:00pm on 12-31-18 - Morgan Street between Salisbury Street and Wilmington Street from 6:00pm on 12-31-18 until 1:00am on 1-1-19 - Salisbury Street between Jones Street and Davie Street from 6:00pm until 7:00pm on 12-31-18