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First Night Morris 2024: A Spectacular Lineup of Diverse Talent & Exciting New Additions!


First Night Morris County 2024 is full of diverse and top-notch talent. This year’s performances see the return of many exceptional artists that audiences have come to love at First Night Morris County, with some great new additions! We are also excited to welcome back our Film Festival, featuring 50+ films at two venues, the Morris County Administration Building and the Hyatt Regency Morristown.

“This year we have worked to bring a diverse new cadre of artists to First Night,” explains Don Jay Smith, Film & Artistic Consultant, “And I think we have succeeded. Attendees this year will experience performers and films for a low single-ticket price. Performers such as Eliza Neals who can be heard regularly on Sirius radio and Ty Stephens, who headlined at this year’s Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival. It is an exciting lineup with Grammy Award-winners, international films, and outstanding artists. People are in for a treat!”

One of our top missions here at First Night Morris County is that we continue providing individuals with an affordable option to enjoy New Year’s Eve with their family and friends. Included in your admission price, is access to all 70 performances, provided space is available, along with complimentary shuttles, free parking at Morristown Parking Authority garages, a printed program, a mobile app, two firework displays and midnight countdown, the Film Festival, on-demand access to over 50+ films, and the live stream. Pricing details can be found below. Buy your tickets today!

  • Early bird pricing runs through December 21st at $25 per ticket, or $22.50 each when purchasing four or more ($90 4-Pack).
  • Regular pricing begins on December 22nd and runs through the event at $30 per ticket, or $23.75 each when purchasing four or more ($95 4-Pack).


Your all access pass will allow you to explore the numerous innovative, diverse, and world-class performances that welcome participants of all ages to enjoy.

This year’s program will again feature children and family activities at Morristown High School. Here you can enjoy Paint Night with The Artsy Palette, folk music with Spook Handy, get hypnotized with Stephen Christopher “Mr. Hypno”, and so much more. Make your way over to the United Methodist Church for the remarkable guitarist, Frank Vignola and Morristown’s own Rio Clemente – The Bishop of Jazz. Stop by the Mayo Performing Arts Center and you won’t regret it, as you’ll experience Glenn Alexander & Shadowland which includes members of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.

Are you an art aficionado? Explore the two exceptional galleries located at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, one through the New Jersey Art Association and the other curated by artist Evan Stuart Marshall. Discover the mystical, the fanciful and memories from our human past at the gallery exhibit in the County Administration Building called Mystery, Memory & Magic, curated by Dr. Lynn Siebert with Morris Arts.

Ready to enjoy a good laugh? Visit the Hyatt Regency Morristown for performances by Comedians Daniel Tirado and Joe Matarese. The Hyatt will also feature timeless and classic music from The Brynn Stanley Band. Or, take a moment to sit back and listen to the wonderful sounds of the Harmonium Choral Society and The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at the Church of the Redeemer.

There is so much to do in one night! Whether you are traveling from near or far and you do not want to drive home on New Year’s Eve, we invite you to take advantage of the hotel packages at the Hyatt Regency Morristown. Your stay will include a 4-pack of First Night tickets and a $20 gift certificate to shop and dine local. Book your stay today! (Note: There is limited availability)

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