First Night Monterey 2015

First Night Monterey is an annual New Year’s Eve festival that encompasses downtown Monterey’s  Alvarado Street, as well as nearby city blocks. It appeals to a wide breadth of generations, offering family friendly activities ranging from a parade with a Chinese dancing dragon to kick off the celebration at 3pm, face painting and arts and crafts stations for young attendees, and lively performances including those by an Irish folk band and belly dancers that occurred throughout the evening until midnight.

All proceeds from event passes sales were donated to the almost 200 artists who offered their talents to the celebration.

Here are some highlights from First Night Monterey 2015.

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