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New Year's Eve- December 31st, 2014-  Make plans to be Downtown on New Year’s Eve for the 19th annual First Night Fort Collins! This family-oriented New Year’s Eve celebration is a non-alcoholic, arts-based evening of entertainment that attracts all-ages audiences to 75+ performances at 20+ venues throughout Downtown, including the Lincoln Center and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. This year’s theme, “Follow the Magic,” offers opportunities to enjoy international dance, live theater and magic shows, comedy, music and singing, movies in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater, family-friendly historic ghost tours and more, ranging from circus performers to puppet choirs to fireworks in Old Town Square at 10:00 pm!

Advance Online Button Sales- $12

Sale date: Beginning Dec. 1st, Ending Midnight Dec. 30th

Will Call: Tickets ordered online will be available in the Old Town Square Kiosk (former Bike Library building) starting at 12PM the day of the event. Please bring a photo ID to get your tickets.

In-store Advance Button Sales: $12

Sale date: Beginning Dec. 10th

Locations: King Soopers stores, Lincoln Center box office, Jax Outdoor Gear, and Ben & Jerry's

Day of Button Sales: $14

Sale date: Dec. 31st

Locations: Old Town Square Kiosk, Lincoln Center Box Office, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and Masonic Lodge

Disclaimer: Show capacity is limited! All showings are general admission per a first-come, first-serve basis with buttons for admission available at select venues day-of at The Lincoln Center Box Office, The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, The Masonic Lodge, & Old Town Square and pre-sales online at The First Night button covers admission for all 15+ venues and 75+ First Night Fort Collins performances across Downtown on NYE. Buttons are non-refundable, programming and venues subject to change, and event will go on rain or shine. 

Note: More information coming soon, check back daily. 


We’re looking for some mighty volunteers to help us rightfully ring in the New Year!  Most shifts begin at 5:30 pm and are finished by 9:00 or 9:30 pm. Please email our volunteer coordinator, Lynn, to lend us a helping hand and reserve your slot:

No pre-event preparation is needed to volunteer for First Night, as you will have direct support and be working hand-in-hand with a dedicated trained event coordinator at each venue, including the larger venues such as the Lincoln Center and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

Please feel free to work together in pairs or to bring the entire family to volunteer: you'll be the go-to source of information for patrons at your venue (entertainment schedule, bus route, buttons), ushering, assisting with admissions (counting number of attendees relative to room capacities), collecting feedback to benefit future events and generally spreading goodwill!

First Night Fort Collins 2015 is filled with entertainment for everyone. Performance seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please have a back up plan if the performance is full. Building capacities will be enforced.


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