First Night Portsmouth

First Night Portsmouth takes place on December 31.

Button prices: $13 for adults (12 years+) through December 30.

$1 for children (under 12 years) through December 31.

Adult button price goes to $20 as of December 31.

Special offer: An adult button plus The First Night Poster is $15, an $18 value. This offeris good at the Pro Portsmouth Offices, 500 Market St.

A special "Stocking Stuffer" package is also available:

Two adults and two children's buttons are $20, a $28 value.Events range from ice sculpting to Africa drumming, storytelling, bands, theater and much more.

First Night revives the ancient traditions of marking the passage of time in a present day context. It was created by a group of civic-minded artists in Boston as a meaningful alternative to traditional New Year's Eve revelry. Offered to the city as a finale to its Bicentennial events in 1976, First Night Boston also began a new tradition, bringing neighboring communities together through a joint celebration.

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