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 will First Night Buffalo be celebrated this year?

Based on feedback from thousands of families, this annual tradition will be celebrated in your own home for 2023! The First Night team boxed it all up into a Party Pack that you can use to celebrate in your own living room! There will be a free show available on New Year's Eve for everyone to watch online, and you can buy a Party Pack for $20 for a family of 4. Click here for more info!

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
  • Kazoos
  • Glow-in-the-dark glasses
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Pop Tubes
  • Family conversation cards
  • Face Paint
  • Disco Ball Lightbulb
  • Glow Sticks
  • Coloring Banner and crayons
  • Explore & More activity Booklets
  • 1 Zoo Lights Family 4-Pack Redemption Code
  • Recipe cards
  • And more!

     

Wait, I can go to the Zoo Lights too?!

YES! We are so happy to be partnering with The Buffalo Zoo and their Zoo Lights event this year. Each First Night Buffalo Party Pack includes one exclusive code to redeem a family 4 pack of tickets, good for up to 2 adults and 2 kids, to attend the event.  The ticket can be used any one night the Zoo Lights is open (select nights November 27 through January 1) at the Buffalo Zoo.

 

Can I buy a Party Pack online?

Yes, a limited number of First Night Buffalo Party Packs will be available for sale on our website for $20 plus shipping. Orders must be placed by midnight on December 17th in order to ship on time for you to receive them by December 31st.

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 time does it start?

The great thing about First Night Buffalo at Home is that you can start your celebration any time that works for you and your family. Our performer videos will be posted on December 31st, so the party starts when you are ready! Watch the entire First Night experience from start to finish, or pick and choose from your favorite performers in shorter segments.

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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What are these elastic strings in the Party Pack box?

The party hats come flat in your party packs! After coloring them in, make sure to fit the tab on the end in to make it round, then attach the elastic band into the holes on the sides to go around your chin!