First Night Columbus


Thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, volunteers, and, most importantly, everyone who came out to First Night Columbus this year! This event would not have been a success without you. If you have any suggestions for next year, we would love to hear from you and will do our best to make necessary adjustments to improve First Night Columbus for next year. Please contact us at

We can’t wait to see you next year on December 31, 2016 for First Night Columbus 2016!

A New Year’s Eve

A spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Columbus with fireworks, live entertainment, activities and fun for all ages!

First Night was brought to Columbus in 1995. It is part of an international alliance of more than 100 cities that showcase the visual and performing arts through New Year’s Eve celebrations that are safe, affordable and fun, while being substance-free.

On December 31st, First Night Columbus actively engages the downtown community with entertainment, transforming the city into a stage where each individual is free to choose what to see and do.

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