3, 2, 1... Happy New Year!!!

Dec 31, 2010

Credit firstnightraleigh.com

New Year's Eve festivities are scheduled to take place all across North Carolina beginning this afternoon and extending into the early morning hours. There's everything from a pickle drop in Mount Olive to a bluegrass concert at Garner's Historic Auditorium. In the state capitol, First Night Raleigh activities begin at 2pm with a series of events for kids including a parade.

Rebecca Rolfe helps organize First Night. She says music will rock in the New Year:

"We are so excited to have Donna The Buffalo on the main stage then Tropic Culture who's a really cool world fusion band and then we've got North Carolina native Holy Ghost Tent Revival."

Rolfe says parking is available throughout downtown Raleigh. She says a forecast for warmer than normal temperatures should bring more people to the celebration.