First Night Monterey 2017
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A community celebration of the arts, First Night Monterey is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration held on New Year’s Eve, 3pm-midnight, in the heart of Old Monterey. Join us as we dance, play, act, perform, create and sing our way into 2017! Featuring over 20 performance venues, most of which are indoors, First Night happens rain or shine. Our theme for First Night Monterey 2017 is Phases of the Moon.
Activities begin at 3pm with the Opening Ceremony held on Colton Lawn stage on Pacific Street. Kids Night Out begins at 3:30pm with interactive art activities including face painting, henna tattoo artists, puppet art theater, folk music, and folk music for children of all ages. The Twilight Procession will take place at 5:30pm as we process down Alvarado Street. And be sure to make your New Year's resolution at the interactive Resolution Sculpture! Musical performances tonight will range from Classical to Hip Hop and Jazz to Reggae. We’ll also have dance venues, written word venues, and a whole lot of visual art! The Grand Finale begins at 11:15pm.
Parking: Event parking is available in the downtown Monterey garages, and MIIS and City Hall parking lots. First Night Monterey is also partnering with MST to provide a Park and Ride program. Park near the Macy's Furniture store at Del Monte Center and MST buses will pick you up on a regular schedule from 3pm to 1am.