First Night & Ball Drop Preparations Underway

December 31, 2013 Updated Dec 31, 2013 at 12:14 AM EDT

By John Borsa

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December 31, 2013 Updated Dec 31, 2013 at 12:14 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - First Night Buffalo returns to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Tuesday night.

The self-described drug and alcohol free event has rides, entertainment and more.

Tickets are $8 at area Wegmans or $10 at the door.

Later in the evening, as many as 30,000 are expected in Roosevelt Square in front of the Electric Tower for the Ball Drop and Fireworks Show.

Channel 7 is a sponsor of both events.

You can watch the ball drop live on WKBW starting at 11:00 p.m.