Contact us to Volunteer. Free admission for volunteers.



Address of the event: 516 Church Street, Evanston

the First United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Hinman.

 First Night Evanston strives to make the event accessible, welcoming, and affordable to all. Donations keep the price to half of the full price.

A big thank you for their donations to Romano Wealth Management, Byline Bank, Northwestern University, HEART Auto Care (formerly Duxler), Lucky Platter, Kiwanis Club and Giordano's pizza for volunteers and performers.                 Thank you all!


Evanston's community-wide new year's eve event is back and this year at just one site so that no matter the weather, you can be comfy and cozy all evening. We've ordered 35 degree weather--whether or not!

Join us at First United Methodist Church at 516 Church (corner of Hinman), located right across the street from the City garage at 525 Church, a 600 car garage.

Check the map on this website for many other nearby parking lots and restaurants for dinner before you join in.  Sparklers (in lieu of fireworks) at midnight.




516 Church Street

First United Methodist Church (sanctuary and gym)