Best New Year’s Eve events in Boston
First Night has been a local New Year’s Eve tradition since 1975. Centered around Copley Square and Back Bay, the free festivities start at noon. There are family activities, performances, ice sculptures, and light displays indoors and outside at various locations throughout the neighborhood. At 7pm, families can enjoy an early countdown and fireworks display. At midnight, there's a countdown, pyrotechnics display, and light show in Copley Square as well as a fireworks display over the Boston Harbor.
How about a romantic cruise with all the trappings aboard a luxury yacht on New Year’s Eve? This three-hour cruise includes appetizers, a cash bar, and dancing all night long. Enjoy beautiful views of the skyline during the cruise, and a you’ll have a prime spot for the countdown and fireworks.
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops bring you holiday cheer throughout the season, so what better way to ring in the new year than at the Symphony Hall on New Year’s Eve? Join the Pops and their very special guest—the Family Guy himself, Seth McFarlane. There will be a cash bar, several dining options, and of course fabulous seasonal tunes.
Dress to impress and get ready to down some Jameson as you ring in the New Year with a blowout party in the heart of Fenway. This one’s sure to be a blast, with live music all night, a DJ, champagne toast, and a balloon drop. The festivities start at 8pm.
For a pumped-up countdown to the new year, head to Icon with other fabulous party people. The New Year's Eve party at this popular nightclub is sure to be next-level. A DJ will man the state-of-the-art DJ booth, spinning tracks all night. There will be a full-service bar, complimentary champagne at midnight, and party favors.