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First Night in Fullerton

First Night in Fullerton

The City of Fullerton will be celebrating the 24th annual “First Night Fullerton” on Thursday, December 31, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 12 midnight. This popular family-oriented, alcohol-free event will take place in Downtown Fullerton on Harbor Blvd., Pomona Ave., and Wilshire Ave. The event is free to the public and has an estimated attendance of over 15,000 guests every year.

This year’s festival will feature musical stage performances by celebrity cover bands, roaming entertainment, games, food vendors, activities and more. The festival ends at midnight as the sky lights up with an incredible aerial display of fireworks to ring in the New Year. 

First Night Activities

  • Live Entertainment featuring the U2 Experience, The Help Beatles Tribute, Woodie and the Long Boards, and Skynyrd Reloaded.
  • Rides
  • Food
  • Fireworks show at midnight

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors


                 Patrick P. Cheng, DDS         Edison     


                  First Night Fireworks

The "First Night" program began in Boston in 1976, as a cap to the nation's bicentennial. The event's goal is to broaden public appreciation of the visual and performing arts while offering an alternative to the traditional New Year's Eve celebrations which focus on alcohol and drinking.

There are now several hundred “First Night” cities throughout the United States and Canada. Fullerton was the first California city to offer the event, and is the only Orange County community to present a “First Night” celebration this year.

Click here for the vendor application and guide.  

For sponsorship information click here.

Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the event are asked to notify the Museum prior to December 31.