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Five Things to Know About First Night St. Pete

Here is a quick rundown of need-to-know info for St. Pete's biggest party of the year.

1. Fireworks

There are two sets of fireworks shows Monday night. The first booms begin at 9 p.m. The grand finale begins at midnight. Both shows are from the Vinoy Basin. Make sure to get downtown early to get a good spot to watch the spectacular shows.

2. Can I Still Get First Night Admission Buttons?

Yes. Buttons are available today at all venues where First Night Performers and/or Activities are scheduled. The main information booth for First Night is located on the South End of the Museum of Fine Arts. There are no more online sales. Buttons are $10. 

3. Where to Park

Parking will be at a premium NYE as thousands of people will be coming to downtown St. Pete. City parking garages will be charging $5 per vehicle on New Year's Eve. There is also timed and metered parking throughout downtown St. Petersburg. 

4. What Else is There to do at First Night?

There will be dozens of performances across downtown at multiple venues. Other activities include a giant game of Twister, a maze, art show and live digital art. For a full list of events, click here. The first events begin at 5 p.m.

5. NYE Forecast

After either needing your winter coat or umbrella for the last few days, the forecast looks great for New Year's Eve in St. Petersburg. According to the National Weather Service, it is suppose to be mostly sunny NYE, with a high near 70. Monday night's low is 61. 

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