December 13, 2012 1:23 pm

First Night Charlotte is fast approaching. Time to start buying those wristband to be ready for the party and avoid the on-site lines.  First Night wristbands for adults and children are on sale now at the Visitor Information Center at the corner of S. Tryon and MLK Junior Boulevard. Whether it’s early or day-of, make sure you get your wristband “ticket” to Uptown Charlotte’s cultural event of the year.

The Visitor Information Center’s hours are:

Monday-Friday                8:30am-5:00pm

Saturday                              9:00am-3:00pm

Sunday                                 12:00pm-4:00pm

On New Year’s Eve the Visitor Information Center sells wristbands 8:30am until 3:00pm.

For additional comments or questions on pre-sale wristbands please call the Charlotte Visitor Information Center at (800) 231-4636.

Wristband Prices

Adult wristbands are $10.00, kids 5-12 are $5.00 (with a banded adult) and children 4 and younger are FREE (also with a banded adult)

Day-of Wristbands

If you would rather wait to purchase wristbands until the day of First Night Charlotte, you can buy your wristbands on the event site starting at 11am on Dec.31st.  Wristband tents will be located on the upper tier of The Green, by NASCAR Hall of Fame next to the WBT Holiday on Ice Rink, the Outdoor Terrace at the Charlotte Convention Center and the Wells Fargo Atrium outside the front doors.   Wristbands are available at on-site stands from 11am-4:00pm and 6-10:00pm.

First Night Charlotte

Begun in Boston in 1976, First Night is an alcohol-free community celebration of the New Year- now celebrated in more than 200 cities internationally. The celebration aims to advance the public’s appreciation of visual and performing arts through an innovative, diverse, and high-quality New Year’s Eve program that offers a shared cultural experience, accessible and affordable to all. First Night continues the ancient tradition of marking the passage of time but also provides an alternative to the way many present-day celebrants usher in the New Year (i.e., alcohol and adult-oriented venues). A program of Charlotte Center City Partners, and presented by WBTV, First Night Charlotte is created by and for the community. We welcome Men Who Care Global and CMPD as partners in this event.

Just like in previous years, our safe, affordable, family-friendly and entertaining option for New Year’s Eve will unquestionably be a family favorite. For more information, visit in the next few weeks.

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