The Opera House
110 SE 1st Street
5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012
Nightlife | Singles
Come to First Friday: Holiday Lights and bask in some holiday cheer while enjoying food, drinks, and culture unique to downtown Gainesville!Don't forget to RSVP on Facebook for important updates!
First Friday Passport
Your free First Friday passport can be picked up at the Opera House between Lillian’s Music Store and Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grill between 5pm and 10pm. The passport unlocks specials at over 30 downtown bars and restaurants!
Purchase a VIP wristband for $20 to get free food, drinks, carriage rides, valet parking and more! Stop at any of the designated VIP locations and get treated like First Friday royalty.
Monster Energy End-of-the-Night Raffle
As always, we'll have our Monster Energy End-of-the-Night Raffle at 10pm in front of the Opera House. For only $5, you can participate in Gainesville's largest downtown raffle! Every First Friday we raffle off thousands of dollars in prizes, from vacation packages to gift cards for local businesses.
Donate a new, unwrapped toy and receive free raffle entry! There's nothing like giving to needy children in the community and also having a chance to win thousands in great prizes.
Participate in the Santa Crawl to help spread holiday cheer throughout downtown Gainesville! Our downtown Santas will receive the following perks:
- Best Holiday Costume wins a cruise for two to the Bahamas.
- Sexiest Santa (Mr. or Mrs.) wins a salon package to Sixth Street Station Salon.
- Half off First Friday VIP admission for free food, drinks, valet parking, and carriage rides.Santa Crawl Schedule: Vellos 6pm-7:15pm, Tall Paul's 7:15pm-8:30pm, Group photo at the Hipp at 8:45pm, Lillian's 9pm, First Friday Raffle at the Opera House at 10pm, Rockey's 10:15pm, and finally the Sharab after party at 11:30pm.For more information about Santa Crawl, visit their website and “Like” their Facebook page.
With about 30 participating businesses, First Friday is Gainesville's largest happy hour! Businesses include Sharab, Vellos Brick Street Grill, Harry’s Restaurant, The Gelato Company, Half Cork’d, Dragonfly, Rockeys, Emilianos, Tall Paul’s, Misty Edge Carriage Rides, Maude’s, Hippodrome, Lillian’s Music Store, Mark’s Prime, Main Street Bar & Billiards, Sweet Mel’s, and the Midnight.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Carey Meldon, Attorney at Law
Southern Comfort Alter Ego Fitness
Gainesville Downtown Owners & Tenants
The Pledge 5 Foundation
The Independent Florida Alligator
Visit EventBrite.com for pricing.