Become a First Night Friend
First Night Friends VIP experiences are the ultimate way to ring in the New Year.
First Night Friends enjoy access to an indoor private lounge sponsored by Citizens, reserved parking, the signature light-up button, and more! By becoming a First Night Friend, you are also supporting the magic of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh. Choose your VIP experience and create your perfect New Year’s Eve in the Cultural District.
New to Trust Membership? Become a First Night Friend and receive one year-long introductory membership at the Partner level. This offer is for first-time members.
Experiences include admission for one individual.
First Night Friends VIP experiences may be purchased in advance until 12pm on December 31st.
If you are interested in becoming a First Night Friend after that time, please visit the Benedum Center Box Office in person, which is open 10am until 8pm on Saturday, December 31 to purchase your VIP package. The box office is located 237 7th Street, just to the right of the main entrance to the Benedum Center. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
First Night Friend's Lounge sponsored by
Spectacular Celebration - $50
- Entry to the First Night Friend's Lounge sponsored by Citizens in the O'Reilly Theater grand lobby with merrymaking and festive treats from 6-11pm
- One reserved, pre-paid parking space in Theater Square Parking Garage per household, even if it’s full to the public
- First Night Friends 2023 light-up button to wear throughout the festivities
- First Night Travel Coffee mug to so you can take your warm beverages with you across the Cultural District
- Free popcorn at the Harris Theater
Upgrade your First Night Friend Experience to include an exclusive show at
Liberty Magic to make your evening unique!
Magical New Year - $75
All Spectacular Celebration perks, plus:
- Enjoy a First Night Friends-only performances at Liberty Magic!
Choose one of four performances by Mr. Messado and Ran’D Shine to help make your evening truly magical. These shows will only be available to First Night Friends!
Mr. Messado - 7pm to 7:20pm
Ran'D Shine - 8:30pm to 8:50pm
Ran'D Shine - 9:30pm to 9:50pm
Ran'D Shine - 10:30pm to 10:50pm