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Nov 13, 2015 

Ring in New Year at ‘First Night’ Fullerton

Fullerton, CA – Come ring in the New Year at the City of Fullerton 24th Annual “First Night Fullerton” New Year’s Eve Celebration on December 31, 2015! 

An all-ages event, the “First Night” will include the City of Fullerton's annual alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts and will look to include children's activities as well as live music, art galleries and a 10-minute fireworks show finale that will cap the celebration at midnight.

Admission to “First Night” Fullerton is FREE and will take place at varying locations in historic downtown Fullerton between Harbor Blvd on the west and Pomona Ave on the east. The event will start at 7:00pm and last until midnight.

“First Night” festivities started in Boston in 1976 as a way to focus the New Year's celebration on creativity rather than alcohol and drinking. There are now several hundred “First Night” cities throughout the United States and Canada that are modeled after Fullerton’s version of “First Night.” “First Night” Fullerton is one of the longest-running First Night events held in the nation.

Fullerton was the first California city to offer the event, and may be the only Orange County community to present a “First Night” celebration this year.

While admission to all the “First Night” activities is free, a fee of $2 to $7 will be charged for the children’s rides and activities.

A variety of food booths will be selling items throughout the evening, and most
downtown restaurants will be open and are within walking distance of the “First Night” festivities.

First Night Fullerton is produced by the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department. Further information may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Museum Center at (714) 738-6545.

Persons requiring special accommodations to attend “First Night” are asked to notify the museum staff prior to Dec. 31.