First Night Raleigh's new ferris wheel swings in the new year

While I plan to spend New Year's Eve at home tonight with The Fabulous Boyfriend, if you live in New England and you're feeling adventurous, check out Boston's First Night activities. The city pulls out all the stops for New

First Night will Showcase 1000 different artists in 200 exhibitions and performances spread throughout the city.

Organizers anticipated that roughly 1 million people would flock to First Night, an arts and culture festival which had 40 venues scattered across the metropolitan area, from Boston Harbor to Cambridge, Copley Square to Boston Common.

First Night will Showcase 1000 different artists in 200 exhibitions and performances spread throughout the city.

First Night Raleigh 2012 festivities began early in the afternoon on Saturday with a host of family-friendly events. The early portion of the evening culminated in the annual People's Procession and Early Countdown and Fireworks at 7pm.