Top Ways to Spend New Years Eve in Boston

Ed Greable Blogger December 19, 2018

 

Are you looking for a great way to bring in the New Year in and around Boston? If so, you won’t be disappointed by the many options that are available. Here is a look at just a few that you might want to consider.

First Night Boston

A local New Year’s Eve tradition since 1975, First Night Boston offers free festivities for residents to enjoy as they celebrate the New Year. Starting at noon on New Year’s Eve, the family-friendly event is the city’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration. Carrying over to New Year’s Day, the alcohol-free event offers a huge parade, ice sculptures, music, dancing and nonstop entertainment.

Centered around Copley Square and Back Bay, the event includes a Countdown to Midnight in Copley Square. Light displays can be enjoyed both indoors and outside at various locations throughout the neighborhood, with a fireworks display and early countdown taking place at 7:00 pm so families can enjoy the festivities, too. At midnight, a fireworks display takes place over Boston Harbor along with a light show and pyrotechnics display in Copley Square.

New Year’s Eve Cruises

You might also want to consider heading out on the water for New Year’s Eve. A number of New Year’s Eve cruises are available in the area, including two popular cruises offered aboard the elegant Northern Lights yacht. These include an evening fireworks cruise as well as a brunch cruise on New Year’s Day. The brunch cruise includes hot cocoa, festive décor and harbor sites, while the three-hour fireworks cruise includes hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing and a cash bar.

Regattabar

The renowned jazz and world music club Regattabar will host a festive evening of music and cocktails to ring in 2019. The three-piece blues-soul-R&B-rock group Dwight & Nicole will headline the evening, which will include a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Terre at Eatly

Terre at Eatly will host An Italian Masquerade featuring live music, food and drinks. Taking place from 7:00 pm until 1:00 am, the event costs $75 per person. The fee includes a complimentary glass of welcome wine, a complimentary toast of Ferrari Brut at midnight and masks for guests to wear.

Secret Garden: An Enchanting New Year’s Eve

The Liberty Hotel will be hosting a celebration entitled Secret Garden: An Enchanting New Year’s with a light buffet available until 11:00 pm. The event will also include live performances by the Boston Circus Guild, DJs and dancing.

Cask ‘n Flagon

Cask ‘n Flagon will host its annual New Year’s Even Bash with DJ Johnny Love hosting the party. The event, which costs $30 per person and begins at 9:00 pm, will include a photo booth, swag giveaways, favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

Landsdowne Pub

Located in the heart of Fenway, Landsdowne Pub will host its New Years Eve Blowout starting at 8:00 pm. At a cost of $45 per person, the evening includes a DJ, live music all night, a balloon drop and a champagne toast.

Icon

The popular Icon nightclub located within the Theater District will also host a New Year’s Eve party this year. The event will include a DJ in a state-of-the-art DJ booth, a full-service bar, party favors and complimentary champagne.

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