First Night Raleigh is the way to ring in the New Year! While the acorn (designed by David Benson) has become synonymous with First Night Raleigh, the festival is much more than the countdown to midnight. Your admission pass grants you access to every performance and every venue throughout the day. All Day & VIP passes on sale Friday, December 1. Get your passes to North Carolina's biggest New Year's Eve party at Etix.com, Harris Teeter, and CVS Health stores.