First Night Evanston Tops Off the City’s 150th Year

Families, grandparents and kids will all find something they love among the more than 30 musical and theatrical performances at this New Year’s Eve celebration.

Don’t worry about the chill—the seven indoor venues hosting First Night Evanston events are located within a short distance of Evanston’s Raymond Park, which is bordered by Chicago and Hinman avenues and Lake and Grove streets. Performances include Professor Marble’s amazing flea circus, Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, Howard Levy and Acoustic Express, a poetry slam with Marc Smith, and much more! The fun continues outside with ice sculptures and food trucks.

Order your First Night Evanston entry buttons in person at the Downtown Evanston Visitor Information Center located at 820 Davis St., Suite 151. Stop by Monday–Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can also order online here.

Tickets cost $15 before Christmas Day, $18 December 26-30, and $20 New Year’s Eve and the day of the event. Kids ages 9-17 are $10 and those under age 8 are free.

For more information, visit First Night Evanston’s website.



First Night Evanston
730 Judson Ave., Evanston

Photo: ©Evanston Photographic Studios