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FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

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We want to help you plan the best possible evening for your New Year's Eve celebration! Browse the topics below for answers to your most 

frequently asked questions.

Don't see the answer you need?

Email us at info@firstnightalexandria.org

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TICKETS & PASSES

Tickets will be sold until December 31 at 9pm or upon a sellout, whichever comes first.

 

The Countdown to 2024 Street Party & Fireworks do not require tickets/wristbands. Food Trucks will have concessions available to purchase.

Where can I buy tickets for FNA 2023?

All ticket sales for the FNA 2023 event are sold through EVVNT from the First Night Website. Click here to get your ticket.

All ticket sales end at 9:00pm on 12/31/23 or when sold out, whichever comes first. Wristbands are not required for the Street Party, but donations are accepted. 

How do I use my tickets for First Night?

Tickets purchase receipts will be exchanged for a wristband which will give access to venues on 12/31/23. Everyone in your group must have a wristband to enter venues, with the exception of kids aged 2 and under.

 

 

Where and when do I pick up my wristbands?

Day of Event Wristband Pick Up - Saturday, December 31

Every performance venue will be ready to receive you. Go directly to the location of your first performance and exchange your ticket for a wristband.

Check in locations:
American Legion Post 24 - 400 Cameron St. 
Durant Center -1605 Cameron St.
George Washington Masonic Memorial -101 Callahan Dr.  
Long and Foster – 110 N. Royal St.
Old Presbyterian Meeting House – 323 S. Fairfax St.     
Principle Gallery -208 King St.
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church – 228 S. Pitt St.
The Little Theater – 600 Wolfe St. 
The Lyceum – 201 S. Washington St.
Washington Street United Methodist Church – 109 S. Washington St.

How does the All-Access Pass work?

The All-Access Pass gives access to all indoor FNA shows and activities on Sunday, December 31, 2023, 2:00PM to 11:00PM. Venue capacity limits apply. Wristbands are not required for the Block Party. Everyone in your group must have a wristband to enter, with the exception of kids aged 2 and under.

What are the prices for All-Access Passes?

2 and under - Free

3 to 19 - $10

20 to 64 - $35

65+ - $20

VIP Pass - $50

All passes increase by $5 on Wednesday, December 27, 2023!

How does the Matinee Pass work?
The Matinee Pass gives access to daytime, indoor, FNA shows and activities on Sunday, December 31, 2023, 2:00PM to 6:00PM ONLY. Venue capacity limits apply. Wristbands are not required for the Block Party. Everyone in your group must have a wristband to enter, with the exception of kids aged 2 and under.

 


What are the prices for Matinee Passes?
2 and under  - Free
3 to 19 - $10
20 to 64 - $10
65 + - $10

All passes increase by $5 on Wednesday, December 27, 2023!

What is included in the VIP Pass?

The VIP Pass gives Priority Access and 'go to the front of the line' privilege to all FNA shows and activities on Saturday, December 31, 2023, 2PM to Midnight. Venue capacity limits apply. If a venue is at capacity, VIP Fast Pass holders will gain entry first as spaces become available. Limited number of VIP Fast Passes available. For family members and guests traveling in groups, every person in the family or group must have a VIP Pass to enjoy the benefits together. Kids aged 2 and under do not need a pass/wristband to enter venues.

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EVENT SCHEDULES

FNA Matinee (2:00PM-5:00PM)

Kids Celebrate! and Rockin' NYE Day Party

 

BLOCK PARTY  (4:00PM - 6:00PM)

Countdown to 2024 Block Party at Market Square

NEW! FAMILY INSPIRED TWILIGHT FIREWORKS DISPLAY (6:00PM)

Over the Potomac

 

FNA Primetime (7:00-11:00PM)

Wide Variety of Performers & Genres throughout Old Town Alexandria

(Encore - Finale Fireworks at Midnight)

Over the Potomac River

 

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Where can I view event schedules by genre, venue, and performer?

As Performers are confirmed, 'At A Glance' schedules will be provided here.

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FOOD & DRINK

Where can I have a great dine-in experience during First Night Alexandria?

 VisitAlexandria, has a fantastic list of dine-in options for your NYE.

 

Does the All-Access Pass include food and/or drink?

No. All Passes are for show entry only. Food and drink may be purchased separately at one of our fantastic restaurant partners.

Can I bring my own food to First Night?

Outside food will not be allowed at indoor venues where performances are taking place.

What is First Night Alexandria's alcohol policy?

First Night Alexandria is a family-friendly, alcohol-free environment. Alcohol is not allowed inside any official venue. Dine-In Restaurants will observe usual alcohol policies.

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FIREWORKS

When are the fireworks for First Night?

NEW this year will a family-inspired Twilight fireworks display at 6:00pm.  This will be the main display and will last approximately 10 minutes.  The encore finale fireworks display will be the exclamation point that will culminate a day filled with live entertainment and welcome in 2024 .

Will the fireworks be rescheduled in the event of heavy rain?

The fireworks rain date is Monday, January 1, 7:00PM.

Where are the best places to watch the fireworks in Old Town?

Waterfront Restaurants

Other Great Viewing Spots

Canal Center Plaza

Rivergate Park (2 Montgomery Street)

Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison Street)

Founders Park (351 N Union Street)

Waterfront Park (1A Prince Street)

Windmill Hill Park (501 S Union Street)

Ford's Landing Boardwalk (99 Franklin Street)

Jones Point Park (Jones Point Drive)

George Washington Masonic Temple (101 Callahan Drive)

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PARKING & TRANSPORT

Where is the best place to park for First Night?

We encourage you to plan your evening based on the performers of preference, and to consider parking closest to where you want to end the evening as public transportation will have ended and there will be crowds following the fireworks.

Is transportation provided between venues?

All of the venues are within a 1 mile walking distance from the GW Masonic Temple to the Potomac River. There are lots of parking garages in the area that you can consider as well as street parking, bikes, scooters and the trolley system, which is available until 11 PM. 

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HEALTH & SAFETY

COVID-19

Participants voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold First Night Alexandria, Inc. liable, should you become ill. Masks are strongly recommended at First Night Alexandria.

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WHAT TO BRING

Your best NYE outfit

Mobile device for capturing memorable moments

Your dancin' shoes

Patience and consideration in crowded areas

Yourself...ready to party!

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WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME

Pet Policy

Please leave your furry friends at home. Service animals are welcome.

Alcohol

First Night Alexandria is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event.

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REFUND POLICY

ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, BUT FULLY TRANSFERABLE.

First Night Alexandria tickets are not refundable.  If you are unable to attend, a ticket can be transferred to another person for use only on Sunday, December 31, 2023.  Transfers are not accepted to another event. Contact Us if you need assistance in transferring your ticket.

What if I lose or misplace my wristband?

Lost wristbands will require a new ticket to be purchased at the current sale price on www.firstnightalexandria.org. All ticket sales end at 8:00pm on 12/31/23 or when the event sells sold out, whichever comes first. Wristbands are not required for the Block Party, but donations are accepted.

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IN THE EVENT OF
AN EMERGENCY

City of Alexandria Police, Fire, and Emergency Response will be available and on-site

throughout Old Town in the event of an emergency. Call 911 if you have an emergency.

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