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Tuaca Liqueur presents Holiday Lights First Friday

Pledge 5 Foundation

Monthly Event - First Friday of every month: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

Tuaca Liqueur presents Holiday Lights First Friday

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** Please note, after 5:00pm on event day tickets must be paid for in person at check in of First Friday ** 

Monthly Theme 
December 6, 2013 - Holiday Lights 

The best way to spread holiday cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Pull out those ugly holiday sweaters and let the egg nog pour, as we close out the end of the year in our usual cocktail fashion! Get a sneak peak at the naughty and nice list when you stop by the Santa Photo Booth. Don’t get caught under the mistletoe too long or you will miss your chance to bid in our silent auction! Eat, drink and be merry at December’s Holiday Lights First Friday!

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Every First Friday Features:

  • 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, and Grille between 5pm and 10pm. The passport unlocks specials at over 35 downtown bars and restaurants!
  • Monthly Themes
    Each First Friday has it own special theme, such as Frost Off, Dog Days of Summer, Mardi Gras, and more.
  • Raffles
    Getting your passports stamped earns you raffle tickets to be used during our huge end of the night raffle.
  • Music
    Experience Gainesville's music scene at the numerous stages, street venues, the Bo Diddley Community Plaza, and the Sun Center.
  • VIP Wristbands
    Purchase a VIP wristband for $25 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.
  • Block Party
    South East 1st  Ave,  between Main and South West 1st Street, from 5pm to 8pm featuring: casino games, live music, and vendor booths.

Dice Roll Contest:

Don't miss the opportunity to roll the Pledge 5 dice to win a Honda Accord! Every hour on the hour you can gamble a VIP tab or pledge 5 community service hours to us! You get 5 rolls to spell out H-O-N-D-A and if you succeed, walk away with the keys to a brand new Accord, courtesy of Honda of Gainesville. Everyone is a WINNER!
Roll the following:
H: 5 Raffle tickets for the End Of The Night Raffle presented by Monster Energy
H - O: Pair of VIP First Friday Tickets
H - O - N: Pair of 5K-9 Tickets
H - O - N - D: Cruise for Two to the Bahamas
H - O - N - D - A: New Honda Accord

Charity Mingle

Starting at 5:30pm, at Maude's Cafe find out why our community needs you! Learn about several local charity organizations from their directors and staff. Meet charity minded individuals and sign up for one of Pledge 5's upcoming service socials. Representatives from United Way, Shands Arts in Medicine, The Arc, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, Catholic Charities, Gainesville Rabbit Rescue, and Pledge 5 Foundation will be present!

Toys for Tots Toy Drive!

Donate a new unwrapped toy, to Honda of Gainesville, Pledge 5 Foundation office, Thrift 5, or bring it to First Friday Gainesville for reduced VIP admission. All donations benefit the Toys for Tots program!

Live Music

Join us at the Bo Diddley Plaza for live music 5 - 10pm. Holida Lights Artists will include Scott Peeples, Pristine-Steimf and TAJ! 

Participating Businesses

With over 35 participating businesses, First Friday is Gainesville's largest happy hour! Businesses include: Boca Fiesta, Palomino Pool Hall, The Back Yard, Sarkara Sweets, The Gelato Company, Dragonfly, Sweet Mel's, Emiliano's Cafe, Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille, Lillian's Music Store, Sharab Lounge, Key West Cigar Company, Speakeasy, Tall Paul's Brew House, Havana's Downtown Cigars, 101 Downtown, Vellos Historic Brickstreet Grill, Gainesville House of Beer, Relish Big Tasty Burger!, The Midnight, Mochi Frozen Yogurt, The Jones B-side, Flashbacks Lounge, Flackbacks Package, Starbucks, Misty Edge Carriage Rides, Main Street Bar & Billiards  Maude's Classic Cafe, Gift Horse, The University Club, Clockwork Studios Tattoo & Piercing, Ingenue Avenue, Liquid Ginger, Portable Repair Center, and the Hippodrome Theater!

 Mission Statement

Pledge 5 Foundation encourages individuals to develop charitable habits by organizing manageable charity drives, meaningful volunteer opportunities and rewards for participation.

Pledge 5 Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501c3 corporation and as such, all gifts, contributions, and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Honda of Gainesville
Gainesville Today
Alter Ego Fitness
Carey Meldon, Attorney at Law
EndZone Bar and Grill
KISS 105.3 FM
Monster Energy
Southern Comfort
The Continuum

Thanks to our community partners:
Kirsikka Jewelry
Texas Roadhouse
Sweet Mel's
Midtown Jewelers
Taste Express
Flacos Midtown
Flashbacks Package and Lounge
Gelato Company
The Continuum 
BCBunch Consulting
Alter Ego Fitness - Downtown
Arlington Square 
6th Street Salon
Hurricane Alt & Starter
Lillian's Music Store
Enterprise Rent A Car

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Monthly Event - First Friday of every month: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

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Pledge 5 Foundation

Pledge 5 Foundation is a non-profit organization that increases the number of volunteers in the community and encourages the overall participation in public service. To achieve these goals, Pledge 5 develops programs that introduce people to convenient yet meaningful giving opportunities. To learn about the programs that get people giving back visit www.pledge 5.org.

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