First Night Monterey—Celebrating Art for 25 Years!

Call for Artists

BUTTONS NOW ON SALE - EARLY BIRD PRICES!

Buttons for First NIght Monterey 2018 "Celebrating 25 Years of Magic" are now on sale online at early bird prices. Early Bird prices will be in effect through December 10th. Buttons will be available at our retail partners after Thanksgiving. Buy Early and save money!
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Call for Artists

SNEAK PEEK OF THE 2018 PERFORMANCES!

Plans for First Night Monterey 2018 are progressing and performers are being selected! You can get a sneak peek of our selections now. FNM 2018 will have a line-up of over 60 performances designed to delight the entire family. World dance! International costumed dancers, including Chinese Lion dancers. Downtown Monterey will be filled with the sounds of classical & folk music, rock-n-roll and tropical beats!
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MONTEREY'S CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Monterey's traditional Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration takes place on Friday, December 1st on the lawn in front of historic Colton Hall from 5:00PM to 6:00PM, featuring carols, candles, cookies, cider, music and good cheer! Free admission! Sponsored by the City of Monterey, First Night Monterey, and the Old Monterey Business Association.

Volunteers at FNM

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS — FNM 2018

It would not be possible to present FNM without the support of hundreds of volunteers. First Night volunteers last year included teens, military personnel, retirees, service organizations and community members just like you! Earn free admission button for 4+ hours of volunteer activity on New Year's Eve! Volunteering with FNM is a great way for youth to fulfill their community service hours; artful activities will be ongoing!
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ABOUT OUR NEW YEAR'S EVE ARTS CELEBRATION

First Night is Monterey's most exciting, imaginative and uplifting cultural event. FNM is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration of the arts on New Year's Eve from the 3 pm Opening Ceremony to the Countdown to Midnight; our theme for FNM 2018 celebrates "25 Years of Magic". The many performances range from Classical to Hip-Hop, Jazz to Reggae, dance and artwork. Kids' Night Out (5 and under free) features music & art activities for the younger set, culminating with the Costume Contest & Twilight Procession at 5:30 pm.
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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS