It’s big and exciting , yet manageable and family-friendly.  There’s something for everyone at Highmark First Night Pittsburgh and, here, you’ll find everything you need to make your experience hassle-free and memorable for you and yours.  Check out the basics, below, and more detail in the navigation on the right!

register your button and reserve seat vouchers

  • Location
    • The Cultural District
    • Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Nearly 50 indoor and outdoor venues
  • Time
    • Kicks off at 6pm on 12/31/13
    • Culminates at 12am on 01/01/14
  • Buttons (all-access passes)
    • Provide general access to the event
    • Required for all indoor attractions (90% of total attractions)
    • Pinned to visitors’ outerwear for easy visibility
    • Available for purchase beginning November 22,2013
      • How much?
        • $8 in advance
        • $10 night-of-event
        • Kids 5 & under = free
        • First Night Friends (VIP Experience starting at $125)
      • Where (beginning late November)?
      • New Year’s Eve Button Purchase: 6pm-11pm
        • Box Office at Theater Square (655 Penn)
        • August Wilson Center (908 Liberty Ave)
        • Highmark Direct Truck (Penn & 9th)
        • Information Tent at Katz Plaza
        • Visit Pittsburgh at Fifth Avenue Place
  • Vouchers
    • Provide access to select performances where there is a seating capacity (so we don’t overfill theaters!)
    • Available for reservation starting on December 5, 2013
      • How much?
        • FREE
        • Anyone with a button can reserve one voucher per production
      • Where (beginning December 5, 2013)?


It’s not too early to start planning your New Year’s Eve with Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2012!

Here’s how to have a great New Year’s Eve in the Cultural District:

  1. Buy First Night® 2012 buttons.
  2. Register your buttons
  3. Reserve free seating vouchers for select events.
  4. Review the schedule of events.
  5. Get downtown and park.