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Tuaca Presents First Friday: Holiday Lights

Pledge 5 Foundation

Friday, December 7, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

Tuaca Presents First Friday: Holiday Lights

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Advance Purchase VIP Admission (with toy donation)
Bring a toy donation for this special 50% off ticket that includes free raffle entry! Choose this ticket to get all of the perks of being a First Friday VIP, like free food, drinks, valet parking, and carriage rides! Must bring an unopened toy donation the night of the event. If no donation is brought, an additional $5 will be required before ticket can be redeemed.
Ended $10.00 $1.54
Advance Purchase VIP Admission (without toy donation)
Enjoy $5 off your advance purchase VIP admission! Choose this ticket to get all of the perks of being a First Friday VIP, like free food, drinks, valet parking, and carriage rides!
Ended $15.00 $1.82
Santa Crawl VIP Admission
Santa Crawl participants get half off VIP admission! You must show up in a Christmas-themed costume to redeem this ticket. For more info about Santa Crawl, read the event description below.
Ended $10.00 $1.54
Advance Purchase VIP Admission benefiting Catholic Charities
For every ticket sold, $5 will be donated to Catholic Charities Gainesville.
Ended $15.00 $1.82
Advance Purchase VIP Admission benefiting Toys for Tots   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82

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Event Details

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!

VIP Wristbands
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.

Toy Drive
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.

Santa Crawl
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.

This year’s Santa Crawl schedule will be as follows: Vellos Brickstreet Grill from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m, Tall Paul’s from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a group photo at the Hippodrome Theater at 8:45 p.m., Lillian’s Music Store at 9:00 p.m., First Friday’s Monster Energy End- of-the-Night Raffle and costume contests outside the Opera House at 10:00 p.m., Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar at 10:30 p.m., and the official First Friday: Holiday Lights After Party hosted by Tuaca at Sharab Lounge beginning at 11:30 p.m, featuring the Naughty or Nice midnight costume contest. The venues will offer exclusive specials and waive any cover charge for those participating in Santa Crawl. 

For more information about Santa Crawl, visit their website  and “Like” their Facebook page.

Participating Businesses
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
Premier Beverage
Southern Comfort
Alter Ego Fitness
Blue Moon
Lifestyle Valet
Gainesville Downtown Owners & Tenants
The Pledge 5 Foundation
Monster Energy
The Independent Florida Alligator
KISS 105.3

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Have questions about Tuaca Presents First Friday: Holiday Lights? Contact Pledge 5 Foundation

When & Where

The Opera House
110 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 326901

Friday, December 7, 2012 from 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

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