Raleigh’s Large NYE Event ‘First Night’ Living in Raleigh NCRaleigh is hosting a huge New Years Eve event called First Night, all over the city. And if you’re worried about being outside in the cold, there are tons of locations around the city that are indoors. The main event: the acorn drop and fireworks, are outside at City Plaza, however. There are over 100 activities and performances, all for an $11 pass, available at Harris Teeter or CVS locations and for sale online. Experience an early acorn drop at 7pm, and another at midnight. Enjoy a fun night in Raleigh for New Years’ Eve!