“First Night” Buttons On Sale Starting Saturday

“First Night” Buttons On Sale Starting Saturday

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A fireworks display will cap Ocean City's First Night celebration on New Year's Eve. (Courtesy of Ocean City)

All-inclusive admission buttons for Ocean City’s First Night celebration Dec. 31 go on sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. A $5 discount for those who purchase early will be available through Nov. 30.

The buttons are on sale for $15. Purchase them online at firstnightocnj.com or by calling 609-399-6111. They are also available for purchase:

  • At the City Hall Welcome Center at 861 Asbury Avenue (9th Street entrance): 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • At the Roy Gillian Welcome Center (9th Street causeway): 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • At the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office (Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The popular non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve celebration features more than 70 family-friendly entertainment programs at 20 different locations in Ocean City from 4 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. A fireworks display rings in the New Year at midnight.

The headliner for First Night 2022 is the Grammy-winning group Tavares. Top hits from Tavares include “It Only Takes a Minute,” “Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel,” “Don’t Take Away the Music” and “More Than a Woman.”

The rides at Wonderland Pier will return this year, and other returning favorites include the ice-skating rink, inflatables, the Harlem Wizards, Dan Cain Mentalist, a karaoke party, magician Chad Juros, a Country Line Dance Experience and the Legacy Band.

For more information and schedule updates, visit firstnightocnj.com.