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2016 All Day Pass
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Buy your 2016 First Night Raleigh All Day Pass in advance and SAVE!

Your “All Day Pass” grants you access to every performance venue and interactive activity throughout the day. That’s nearly 100 performances in over three dozen locations across downtown Raleigh. What a bargain for just $10!**

With your All Day Pass, earn discounts at area arts presenters on December 31 and well into the New Year! Visit the Button Bonuses page to learn more.

ALL DAY PASS admission buttons are available in advance for $10.00** from Harris Teeter Stores, and CVS Pharmacies, or online via

**plus local and state sales tax


Purchase your First Night admission vouchers from the comfort of home! Print the Etix voucher, and exchange the voucher for an All Day Pass admission wristband at one of the Information and Merchandise Sales Tents on site at First Night Raleigh on December 31!

You can also buy at the following locations beginning December 1, 2016:

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels at Crabtree Mall and Auntie Annie’s Pretzels at Triangle Towne Center
Briggs Hardware
Joint Venture Jewelry
Peachy Keen Boutique
Marbles Kids Museum
Contemporary Art Museum
City of Raleigh Museum
North Carolina Museum of History
Quail Ridge Books & Music
North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Want the VIP experience at First Night Raleigh this year? Donate $100 to Artsplosure and receive 2 VIP ALL DAY PASSES. VIP Pass includes access to VIP Only Venue with refreshments, amenities, and live music! It also includes an invitation to our VIP Sponsor & Patron Reception with music by pianist Tim Wood in addition to access to all First Night Raleigh 2016 venues, rides, and activities. Donate here for your VIP First Night experience!

VIP Passes can be picked up at our First Night Raleigh Volunteer Headquarters located in the lobby of the North Carolina Museum of History between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. After 6:00 pm they can be picked up at the Capital Bank Plaza.



Adults $14*
Children (ages 6-12) $11*
Children 5 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a button or wristband-wearing adult.

*Including state and local sales tax.

All Day Pass admission wristbands and First Night Souvenir T-Shirts will be available on site at several Information and Merchandise Sales Tents located throughout the festival – On Bicentennial Plaza, near the giant Ferris wheel, in several locations along Fayetteville Street, and at City Plaza near the Main Stage.