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.
The Skating Club of Boston presents its annual Skating Spectacular as part of First Night Boston. The production will star 3-Time U.S. Champion, World Silver Medalist, and Olympic Medalist Ashley Wagner and feature national and international competitive figure skaters, soloists, groups, wee skaters, and Team Excel Synchronized Skating and Theatre On Ice of Boston teams. Stick around to watch the Mugar Family Fireworks after the show.
Celebrate the New Year at renowned jazz and world music club Regattabar. Dwight & Nicole, a three-piece, blues-soul-R&B-rock group, will be headlining a festive evening of music, cocktails, and good cheer. Ring in 2019 at midnight with a complimentary champagne toast. Also taking place in the Charles Hotel is a special New Year's Eve prixe-fixe menu at gourmet Italian restaurant Benedetto.
Celebrate the New Year Italian-style. Terra at Eatly will be hosting a An Italian Masquerade featuring festive food, drinks, and live music from 7pm-1am ($75pp). Enjoy passed bites throughout the night, a complimentary glass of welcome wine, and a complimentary toast of Ferrari Brut at midnight, all in the rooftop oasis that is Terra. To get into the masquerade theme, masks will be available for guests to wear.
Ring in 2019 in the South End as The Beehive transforms into a modern-retro NYE Supper Club. From 5pm-8pm, enjoy an a la carte menu and live Latin lounge music from Band X. Starting at 9pm, a three-course prixe-fixe menu will be served as Lizje Sarria II performs pop-infused, Latin-inspired rhythms ($135pp). Or just hang at the bar and celebrate until the midnight champagne toast ($55pp). Dining reservations can be made by contacting the restaurant, bar reservations can be made online.
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.
Enjoy an enchanting New Year's Eve with Boston’s Best DJs, Dancing, and Live Performances by the Boston Circus Guild. Secret Garden: An Enchanting New Year’s Eve will take place on all levels of The Liberty Hotel. A light buffet is included until 11pm. A 3-course dinner at Clink and VIP table service packages are also available.
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.
Cask ‘n Flagon will be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Bash to celebrate 2018 and welcome 2019. DJ Johnny Love hosts the party, which will include favors, a photo booth, swag giveaways, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Dress to impress and get ready to down some Jameson as you ring in the New Year with a New Year's Eve Blowout 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.
Summer Shack Boston will be hosting a tiki-themed New Year's Eve Bash. Put on your best Hawaiian shirt and beach attire for the luau that will feature an unlimited raw bar from 9-11pm, passed appetizers, a DJ, hula dancers, door prizes, midnight toast, a Summer Shack branded sand sculpture, silk leis, and more!
The popular Venetian-style osteria and wine bar will offer a celebratory Arsenale menu on New Year’s Eve. The feast features a selection of cicchetti (small plates), an assortment of larger dishes including lobster, bucatini, and osso buco, and dessert. Dishes are served family style.
Dec. 31, seatings available 5pm-10:30pm; $75 pp, $50 extra for wine pairings
Ring in the new year by celebrating all the decades before it. The New Year's Eve Bash at Kings will include a live DJ mixing hits from every decade, dining and bowling packages, food and drink features, and more.
Game On and 103.3. Amp Radio are hosting this New Year’s Eve extravaganza. DJ Tone Terra will spin tunes while guests have access to exclusive ping pong suites, the dance floor, two full bars, games, a champagne toast, and giveaways including Green Monster seat tickets to next summer’s Red Sox season including Opening Day and Marathon Monday. Neon, glitter, and sparkles and encouraged!
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.