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First Night Monterey

First Night Monterey

Dec 31, 2024 at 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Historic Downtown Monterey

Monterey, CA 93940

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Don’t miss a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration in beautiful Downtown Monterey. Enjoy an impressive array of top entertainment to choose from during First Night Monterey as it turns age 31!

Save the Date and Ring in the New Year on Tuesday, December 31, 2024 with an unforgettable celebration in Monterey, CA that attracts people from around the world. The multi-award-winning annual First Night Monterey 2024 is a very special, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in historic downtown Monterey. Advance discounted buttons are available for purchase now. As New Year’s Eve falls on a Saturday this year, the Monterey’s First Night celebration will give families a great way to ring in the New Year.

Join us for the Twilight Procession as we enjoy the lights, the magic, and the joy of First Night into the New Year! It's a Mardi-Gras-style walking parade that begins at Portola Plaza and moves down Alvarado Street to Pearl Street, featuring bands, dance groups, large-scale movable sculptures, puppets, and costumed people. Successful elements include height, sound, lights and glow-in-the-dark materials. The Twilight Procession also serves as the finale for Kids' Night Out!

The Twilight Procession includes Art Cars, there are murals to take selfies by, and the Resolution Sculpture are just a few of the artful projects awaiting First Night’ers.