What is First Night Buffalo?

Western New York's largest drug- and alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration provides a fun and safe way for families to ring in the New Year.

How is First Night Buffalo different this year because of COVID-19?

While we cannot gather in person, this annual tradition is still offering family-friendly activities for all ages - the First Night team boxed it all up into a Party Pack that you can use to celebrate in your own living room!

What is a Party Pack and where can I get one?

Party Packs will be available for sale at select Tops Friendly Markets stores (see list here) for just $20, while supplies last, and will contain everything your family of 4 needs to celebrate the new year including:

  • Party Hats
  • Balloons and Pump for balloons
  • Clackers (Noise makers)
  • Face Paint
  • Playing Cards
  • Disco Ball Lightbulb
  • Glow Sticks
  • Coloring Sheets and crayons
  • Resolution Jar /Wish Jar
  • Explore & More activity Booklets
  • 1 Festival of Lights car load voucher
  • And more!

Do you have performers this year?

YES! First Night wouldn't be the same without our fantastic performers. We will be posting their performances for you to watch right here on our website.

What are the performers going to be doing?

You can use your Party Pack to follow along with the performers on the day of the event. Each party pack contains interactive items that the performers are going to show you how to use. Have you ever wanted to learn how to juggle? Make balloon animals? Become an expert face painter? WE HAVE GOT YOU COVERED!

What if I don't get a Party Pack?

That's ok! You can still check out all of the awesome First Night Buffalo performer videos here on our website.

Where can I find out more about the First Night plans?

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