I’ll be performing at First Night Charlotte for Kids Night tomorrow to bring in the New Year! I’ll be at the NASCAR Museum sharing hoops from noon-5pm and performing at the ‘High Octane Theatre’ at the museum at 2pm & 3:30pm. Please come say “hi” and if you are there for my show I’d love to have you join me on stage!
First Night Charlotte, AN IMAGINATION CELEBRATION
PRESENTED BY WBTV
When: Monday, December 31, 2012
McDonald’s First Night Kids Noon – 5pm (kids’ countdown at 4:50pm)
First Night Charlotte evening 7pm – 11:30pm
Countdown to Midnight 10:00pm – 12:30pm
Where: NASCAR Hall of Fame, WBT “Holidays on Ice” Rink, Charlotte Convention Center’s Stage and Outdoor Terrace, Wells Fargo Atrium, The Green and the Duke Energy Main Stage located at Levine Avenue of the Arts
Countdowns – Duke Energy Main Stage located at Levine Avenue of the Arts
Artists, dancers, singers, circus performers, scientists and more take to the streets and venues for you to enjoy at First Night Charlotte 2013, Uptown’s cultural event of the year on New Year’s Eve! McDonald’s First Night Kids kicks off the New Year’s Eve celebrations and runs from 12-5pm. Evening activities last from 7-11:30pm and boast a fantastic midnight finale featuring headline band,Simply Irresistible, performing from 10pm-12:30am at the main stage.
First Night Charlotte is an innovative, diverse and high-quality alcohol-free celebration of the New Year. We engage our community and advance the public’s appreciation of visual and performing arts through accessible, affordable and shared cultural experiences. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy local dining before the Queen Charlotte crown is raised to ring in 2013.
Wristbands will go on sale by 11am on New Year’s Eve. You can purchase your First Night wristband on site at The Green, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Outdoor Terrace at the Charlotte Convention Center or at the Visitor Information Center at 330 S. Tryon Street. Wristbands are available from 11am-4:00pm and 6-10:00pm. Adult wristbands are $10.00, children 4 and younger are FREE (with a banded adult), and kids 5-12 are $5.00 (with a banded adult)
12:00pm-5:00pm: McDonald’s First Night Kids
Activities focus in and around the NASCAR Hall of Fame, WBT Holiday on Ice Rink, Charlotte Convention Center’s Stage and Outdoor Terrace, Wells Fargo Atrium, The Green and the Duke Energy main stage located at Levine Avenue of the Arts. The Kids countdown takes place at the main stage from 4:40-5pm.
Entertainment includes storytelling, music, hula hoop shows, fortune tellers, a fairy godmother, cultural dances, drummers, a dance party, crazy science booths, puppets, the Papalote Project, aerialists and more! McDonalds has delicious samples for all to enjoy.
8:00pm-11:00pm: First Night Charlotte presented by WBTV Evening Activities
Activities focus in and around the WBT Holiday on Ice Rink, The Green, main stage, Mint Plaza and Wells Fargo Atrium. Entertainment includes musicians, a flash mob, an improv comedy troupe, mocktails, aerialists, circus arts, photo booths and more!
10:00pm – 12:30am: Countdown to Midnight, featuring headline Simply Irresistible
Taking place at the main stage, Simply Irresistible performs until 12:30am as we celebrate the New Year together!
Sponsors include WBTV, Duke Energy, McDonald’s, Bank of America, Piedmont Natural Gas, the Arts and Science Council. YMCA, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority and Windstream Hosted Solutions,
First Night Charlotte
Begun in Boston in 1976, First Night is an alcohol-free community celebration of the New Year- now celebrated in more than 200 cities internationally. The celebration aims to advance the public’s appreciation of visual and performing arts through an innovative, diverse, and high-quality New Year’s Eve program that offers a shared cultural experience, accessible and affordable to all. First Night continues the ancient tradition of marking the passage of time but also provides an alternative to the way many present-day celebrants usher in the New Year (i.e., alcohol and adult-oriented venues). A program of Charlotte Center City Partners, and presented by WBTV, First Night Charlotte is created by and for the community.
Just like in previous years, our safe, affordable, family-friendly and entertaining option for New Year’s Eve will unquestionably be a family favorite. For more information, visit firstnightcharlotte.com.
CARA ZARA HULA HOOP ENTERTAINER AND TEACHER
CHARLOTTE NC ~ 704-540-1456 ~ Cara @ CaraZara.com