Tickets Go On Sale Today For First Night Knoxville

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First Night Knoxville is an exciting New Years Eve Celebration for the whole family..

First Night® is a family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve community celebration of the arts. The celebration began in Boston in 1976 and has grown to an event that attracts hundreds of thousands of celebrants each year. Since then the event has expanded to over 100 cities in 30 states across the country, as well as internationally into Canada and New Zealand.

There has been an expansion of this years venues which includes more than 30 musicians, dance groups, puppeteers…One of them is Lissa McCleod a fire breather with One World Circus.

Also part of  First Night® expansion this year is the addition of a Children’s Festival in the afternoon leading up to the evening’s festivities. This festival will lead into the processional that will lead into First Night®. For the youngest children we will have an early countdown and fireworks around 9:00pm. Here is the schedule of  events.

Admission buttons went on sale today and are required for all indoor events. Here is where to buy the buttons on line

Check out all the artists that will be part of First Night Knoxville. Also see their web site at for all the details. Come out bring the family and friends and bring in 2010 at First Night Knoxville!!!