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First Night to Start 2007 With Bang

Posted December 29, 2006 1:40 p.m. EST
Updated December 29, 2006 8:39 p.m. EST

— New Year's Eve might be wet, but it won't be boring.

Although forecasts call for rain Sunday, the annual year-end bash downtown is set to offer revelers a chance to sing in the rain—or dance, eat, listen to music and have fun in the rain.

Children's events begin Sunday afternoon, and a parade along Fayetteville Street will kick off the evening's events at 6 p.m.

Musicians, dancers and comedians will entertain crowds at various locations along Fayetteville Street and on cross streets throughout the night.

The event will culminate with the drop of the Raleigh acorn and a fireworks display at midnight at the intersection of Fayetteville and Davie streets.