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First Night Tacoma

First Night Tacoma-Pierce County is a family-friendly, arts-centered, alcohol free celebration of New Year’s Eve that takes place throughout the downtown Tacoma theater district. A First Night button costing approximately $10 is all it takes to gain admission to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma andMuseum of Glass during the daylight hours. Children under the age of 10 are admitted free of charge. The main event kicks off with the Last Mile fun run at 6pm and is followed by a participatory parade that includes marching bands, costumes, masks and giant puppets. As the parade ends music, dance, laughter fire and magic light up 20 different stages and spaces until midnight. The outdoor events are free to all festival goers.

In its 20-year history, First Night has developed a reputation as a safe, exciting, family-friendly alternative to traditional New Year’s celebrations. Tacoma’s was the first First Night to take place west of the Mississippi. In 2000, First Night Tacoma won the prestigious Prism Award from First Night International for the Best Programming among all of the 300-some cities in the First Night world. In a normal year between 10,000 and 20,000 will attend this celebration. This is truly a community-building celebration, utilizing many community cultural groups, allowing Tacoma-Pierce County actors and performers to “strut their stuff” for their neighbors and friends. The event draws from King and Thurston Counties as well. The theme for this coming year is built around the Year of the Horse. We’ll feature activities that will play with various aspects of the theme, utilizing artists from the community. And of course, everyone gathers at the outdoor main stage at midnight to join in music, dance, fire and wonder as we wish well the New Year.

2014 First Night Buttons

Why Get A Button?

Each year, First Night Tacoma-Pierce County asks a local artist to create a custom designed button representing our annual theme. These limited edition buttons give you access to: FREE admission to THREE downtown Tacoma Museums all day on Dec. 31, 2013: Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and Children’s Museum of Tacoma! Please note - museums will close at 5pm FREE skate rental all day on Dec 31, 2013 at Tacoma’s downtown ice skating rink, Franciscan Polar Plaza! FREE access to all First Night stages showcasing amazing performances throughout the night!

Before 12/31 Button Prices: Ages 10+: $10 Kids 10 and under: Free!

12/31 Button Prices: Ages 10+: $14 Kids 10 and under: Free! Where

To buy visit your local businesses and buy your buttons at the following fine locations:

Many Puget Sound area Columbia Bank branches have First Night buttons for sale. Stop into your neighborhood branch to purchase yours!

Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402 (253) 238-8000 www.hotelmuranotacoma.com

Buy Tickets Online

Not able to visit one of our business partners? This year, you have the option to buy your button on-line at Brown Paper Tickets:


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