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First Night Morris 2019

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Join nearly 10,000 of your friends and neighbors for our 27th year of ringing in the New Year with an unmatched array of performances! First Night Morris County 2019 is the biggest and brightest New Year’s Eve celebration in New Jersey, providing a magnificent family-friendly, alcohol-free and substance-free celebration in 22 venues throughout the heart of Morristown. Our stellar program features 70 events: dance, theatre, music (rock, jazz, blues, classical, etc.), visual arts, world cultures, children’s programs and so much more.

Your First Night Morris County admission button gives you access to innovative, diverse and high quality performances ideal for participants of all ages. The venues are within close walking distance of one another and the historic Morristown Green. The venues are also accessible via free shuttles which run all evening. Dazzling fireworks shows happen at 9:15pm and midnight. For one affordable price, you and your friends and family will enjoy unlimited access to all of our spectacular performances (subject to venue capacities).


CLICK HERE to purchase an Overnight Package at the Hyatt.

Ticket pricing:
$25.00 Single Ticket
$22.50 Multi-Pack (minimum of 4)

For twenty seven years, First Night Morris County has brought world-class entertainment to Morristown on New Year’s Eve.  While some First Nights have either disappeared or become shadows of their former glory, First Night Morris County has found a way to keep the energy and excitement going and today, proudly holds the title of New Jersey’s largest First Night® celebration.

Mission: First Night® Morris County, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, seeks to foster the public’s appreciation of visual and performing arts through an innovative, diverse, and high-quality New Year’s Eve program which offers the community a shared cultural experience that is accessible and affordable to all.

What is First Night? First Night® Morris County began in 1992 and is now the LARGEST First Night® in New Jersey, attracting nearly 10,000 participants each year. An alcohol-free and substance-free celebration of arts and culture, First Night® Morris County attracts families, seniors, singles and anyone looking for an exciting way to ring in the New Year!

Program: First Night® Morris County features more than 200 artists in over 70 performances at 22 venues throughout Morristown ranging from dance and comedy to music and children’s performers. The event has showcased rock and roll, classical, blues, jazz, opera, choral music, and so much more. Attendees return year after year to see their favorite performers and new artists for the first time. Artistic programming is made possible by Morris Arts.

Fireworks light up the sky at 9PM with a grand finale fireworks display at midnight!

Where is First Night? First Night® performances take place in venues within walking distance of the Morristown Green, including Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown High School, county administration buildings, and numerous places of worship in the immediate area. The evening continues regardless of the weather. Free parking is provided at select locations, and complimentary shuttle service runs all evening.

Who Organizes First Night? First Night® Morris County is run by a volunteer Board of Trustees whose members come from a variety of backgrounds and work year-round to support the mission of First Night® Morris County.

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Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.

MPAC is grateful to the following donors whose major support helps to sustain the general operating needs of our organization:

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