Evanston Is The Place To Be On New Year's Eve!

No matter the weather outside, we have indoor entertainment that will keep you warm all night long! And a quick walk between all venues offers a chance to see ice sculpting or grab a bite and a hot drink from our many food trucks.
With music, dancing, magic, a poetry slam and art-making for all ages, First Night Evanston is a cultural event the whole family can enjoy on New Year's Eve 2013.
Purchase a button for access to any and all performances you want to see! VIP passes available for guaranteed seats all evening at select venues.
See the schedule  |  Check out the line-up  |  Ticket info
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[Update 12/29] First Night Evanston is not affected by the recent fire in downtown Evanston, and the event continues as scheduled. Our thoughts go out to the businesses and people affected by the fire, and our thanks to the fire fighters. We partner with the Evanston police and fire departments to ensure a safe and exciting event for all.
First Night Evanston (TM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
Your contributions support a successful event this year and next!
City of Evanston
Cherry Family Foundation
Crescent Moon Restaurants
Country Financial
Duxler Auto Care
Evanston RoundTable
First Bank and Trust
Hecky's Barbeque
Lucky Platter
Lulu's Dim Sum and Then Some
NorthShore University HealthSystems
PEER Services
Pritzker Family Foundation
Romano Wealth Management
Tachyon Communications, Inc.
Taco Diablo
WBEZ: Media Sponsor
Weichert Lakeshore Partners Real Estate
Please thank our sponsors by supporting them!
Show your button to these Evanston businesses for special offers, only in January 2014
Coldstone Creamery
Country Financial
Corrado Cutlery
Goods of Evanston
Hecky's Barbeque
Lemoi Ace Hardware
Lulu's Dim Sum and Then Some
Oliver's Toys
Wine Goddess
Our thoughts are with Taco Diablo, which was affected by the 12/29 fire