Buy Your First Night Buttons!

Online sales have closed. Buy Buttons at our retail partners (last day 12/30 for advance purchase price $3 discount), or at the event.
  • Adults (age 16 and over) $25
  • Youth (ages 6 through 15) $18
  • Children 5 and under are admitted FREE!

On New Years Eve, buy buttons from kiosks at the following kiosk locations:

  • Alvarado Street Between Bonifacio and Pearl Streets (from 5pm)
  • Colton Hall Lawn on Pacific Street at Jefferson (until 5pm)
  • Alvarado Street near the Golden State Theatre (from 3pm to 11pm))

Map - look for the purple sites 3, 12 and 19 to Buy Buttons, Will Call is Site 14/21

Retail Sales locations Open Today

  • All Monterey County Safeway Stores during Customer Service Hours (vary by store)
  • 7-Eleven Stores- Monterey and Del Rey Oaks (Open 24 Hours)

Children 5 and under are admitted FREE!

First Night buttons are not refundable - First Night is a rain or shine event!

FIRST NIGHT MONTEREY ADMISSION BUTTONS GIVE YOU:

  • 9 Hours of fabulous Art, Music and New Year's fun in historic downtown Monterey!
  • From 3 pm to midnight, multiple music/dance venues with several performances at each venue - Over 65 performances!
  • Interactive Art Stations, including the Resolution Sculpture; record your hopes and dreams for the coming year
  • Twilight Procession at 5:30 pm
  • Countdown-to-Midnight Finale Performance!

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 purchase supports First Night Monterey and directly supports the artists fees. Many FNM venues are indoors, and an admission button is your ticket to these performances!

A special thanks to our Button Vendors and their staff!!

FNM 2018 BUTTON DESIGNER

Nathan Nakao designed our 2018 Poster. A native of Marina, CA, Nakao grew up playing video games and doodling in his sketchbook. He has directed his passion for computers and art into his studies at CSUMB, where he is a senior majoring in Communication Visual Design. Outside of school, Nakao can be found teaching judo at his family’s school of martial arts, and he enjoys spending time with family, friends and yes, video games.
Bobbi Long, Associate Professor of Communication Design at California State University of Monterey Bay (CSUMB), teaches Graphic Design and Publication Workshop. Her students compete to provide the graphics for the First Night Monterey poster design. See the 2017 contest submissions.

Pick up your pre-purchased buttons at Will Call – Site 14/21: 460 Alvarado Street, Downtown Monterey

Saturday, December 30, 2017 (FOR BUTTONS PURCHASED BEFORE DEC. 29 ONLY)
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, December 31, 2017 (For all online-purchased buttons):
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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)

On New Years Eve, buy buttons from kiosks at the following locations after 3 pm:

(map - look for the purple sites )
  • Alvarado Street Between Bonifacio and Pearl Streets
  • Colton Hall Lawn on Pacific Street at Jefferson (until 5pm)
  • Alvarado Street near the Golden State Theatre