23rd Annual New Year's Eve - First Night St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Florida rings in the New Year with music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and much more! First Night St. Petersburg will celebrate its 23nd Annual New Year's Eve celebration of the Arts on Thursday December 31st in downtown St. Petersburg. Family-oriented festivities with music stages, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more. See our Bright House Networks TV Spot below.  It was produced by our friends at Zoo Studios.

We have just released a First Night App!  Thanks to the AARP Tampa Bay's Life Reimagined Cmapaign you can now navigate around First Night with you mobile device!  It's has all the information about admission buttons, Performances, Artists, Venues, Parking, Schedules and more.  Best of all it's free!  Go to either the Apple App store or Google Play and search for First Night St. Pete.  Download the App and you will be all set for First Night!


Video Hightlights from the past First Night!

Checkout out our TV AD here:

Admission Buttons Available Now Online and in Local Stores Starting Thanksgiving

Click here to purchase tickets online and for a list of area locations selling admission buttons.

Tickets will be available on New Years Eve at most venues where First Night Performers and/or Activities are scheduled. The main information booth for First Night is located on the South End of the Museum of Fine Arts on the corner of Beach Drive and Second Ave. NE.

Accessibility Information

This event was designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment to all participants. If you would like to request any particular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact Allen Loyd at (727) 823-8906 or the City of St Petersburg Community Affairs Department at (727) 893-7345 or (727} 892-5259 TDD/TTY

2016 Button

Now available for purchase!

First Night is supported almost entirely by private funds. Button sales are important to make sure that the tradition of First Night is available for the years to come. Many venues are only accessible with a button. All artists are paid and the event is produced by a small, part-time staff and our terrific volunteers.

REMEMBER: Our artist designed lighted buttons is a limited edition. Buy early to assure you get one of these collector's items! Hand stamps will be used after buttons are gone at the event.

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