Monterey First Night Celebration

Searching for something really great to do on New Year’s Eve? You might want to consider Monterey’s First Night Celebration. It starts at 3 p.m. on December 31 and goes to midnight. There are 25 venues, most indoors, with a theme of Imagine Create Participate. This is the 18th year that Monterey has offered a celebration where art, music, lights sounds and community unite to create a new year. There will be long-time favorite entertainers like the Black Irish Band, I Cantori, Grumbling Ginger and the resolution sculpture – a life size board game – the Game of Life. First Night transforms the streetscapes, parks, buildings, theatres, churches, and concert halls throughout Historic Monterey into a fun and unique celebration site. Check out for the schedule of performers. I know I’ll be there watching the Twilight Procession at 5:30 and taking advantage of all the entertainment and other venues that can be had for only $25 (now that’s a deal!). And I’ll be ringing in the New Year at the Grande Finale!