About Us

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. 

We can’t wait to see you this 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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Hotel Partners

The Sheraton at Capitol Square

75 E. State Street, Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 365-4500
  • Complimentary access to all First Night Columbus events
  • Special rates will be updated soon!
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Holiday Inn Downtown

175 E. Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-3281

The Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square is a newly renovated property! Our hotel rooms feature two queen size beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini refrigerators and Keurig coffee makers. Room service is available or dine-in at our on property restaurant, Burger Theory! We have an indoor pool, fitness facility, and business center. Our complimentary airport shuttle will also take our guests to venues within three miles of the hotel on a first come first serve basis.

  • Complimentary access to all First Night Columbus events
  • Complimentary parking ($12 value)
  • Low rate of only $109 plus tax

Click on the link below for booking:



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