BUY BUTTONS NOW  ONLINE - Advance Purchase Pricing through December 28th online!

Will-Call Location

Or, Buy Buttons at our retail partners; Safeway, 7-Eleven, Rabobank, Jerome's Carmel Valley Market, Grove Market. Advance Purchase prices through December 30 at stores.
Participating Locations

First Night buttons are not refundable - First Night is a rain or shine event! Prices subject to change until purchased.

First Night Monterey DOES NOT ship buttons. Your buttons will be available for pickup at Will-Call on December 30 and 31. There is a nominal handling fee of $2 per order. Online sales close December 28th; buttons may be purchased after the 28th in stores or at the event.

Children 5 and under are admitted FREE!
Adult Button

Adult Button - $25

Advance Purchase Price thru 12/30 $22

(age 16 and up)

Purchase Price
Youth Button

Youth Button - $18

Advance Purchase Price thru 12/30 $15

(ages 6 through 15)

Purchase Price
Family Pack

Family Pack - $86

Advance Purchase Price thru 12/30 $70

2 Adults and 2 Youth
Special Online Only
Purchase Price


Help us in our mission to keep the arts in childrens' lives!

Gifts from individuals help First Night Monterey to accomplish its unique work of building community and celebrating diversity through the arts. First Night Monterey is a nonprofit charitable organization 501(c) and your donation amount may be tax deductible.



  • From 3pm to midnight, multiple venues with 50+ Performances
  • 8 Interactive Art Stations
  • Twilight Procession
  • Countdown-to-Midnight Finale Performance!
  • 9 Hours of fabulous Art, Music and New Year's fun!

Admission Buttons can be purchased for a pre-event price online now and at our retail locations throughout December.

  • Buying a button ensures that First Night Monterey offers the best in community arts and performing acts.
  • Your button supports the First Night Monterey celebration and directly supports the artists fees.
  • Many FNM venues are indoors, and an admission button is your ticket to these performances!

Buy Buttons through December 30th at
Safeway- All Monterey County Stores
Grove Market, Pacific Grove
Jerome's Carmel Valley Market & Catering, Carmel Valley
Rabobank, Pacific Grove and Monterey
7-Eleven locations: Sand City, Monterey, Del Rey Oaks, Salinas, Marina


Button prices increase December 10
A special thanks to our Button Vendors and their staff!!

On December 31, buy buttons at kiosks located at First Night

  • Alvarado Street across from Ordway Drugs (5pm to 9pm)
  • Colton Hall Lawn on Pacific Street at Jefferson (3pm to 5pm)
  • Portola Plaza (3pm to 11pm)

Pick up Your Pre-Purchased Buttons at Will Call

December 30th (Available for buttons PURCHASED ON OR BEFORE DEC. 28 ONLY)
Conference Center Lobby 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

December 31st (For all online-purchased buttons):
Conference Center Lobby 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Portola Plaza Information Booth 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm - outside of the Conference Center

Bring identification/credit card used for purchase, and the confirmation number printed on your receipt (you can print the receipt or show it on your cell phone)