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Boston New Year’s Eve events

Welcome in 2021 with champagne toasts and auld lang syne from wherever you are

By Time Out Boston Staff

New Years Eve 2021 may not be the annual throwdown we’d hoped for but there are still ways to celebrate what we hope will be the start of a more pleasant year. Many events will be cancelled, some will be held virtually. But we can all ring in the new year in our own way. We’ll keep this page updated as new events are announced. You can check out our list of things to do for New Year’s Eve in Boston at home, or make reservations at a Boston restaurant open on New Year’s Eve.

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Boston New Year’s Eve events

First Night Boston
Photograph: Charlie McCabe

1. First Night Boston

Boston's First Night celebration will be virtual this year. Entertainment and other festivities will be broadcast on NBC-10 Boston, NECN, Telemundo Boston, and livestreamed on on New Year’s Eve. Tune in and stay connected by sharing your resolutions and your celebrations at home with #Together21.

Photograph: Courtesy Unsplash/Bence Boros

2. City Works - Watertown

Restaurants Pubs

Celebrate Brew Year’s Eve at City Works in Watertown. Enjoy dishes created especially for the evening, complete with the perfect style of beer for pairing. Plus, you'll find rare and rotating beers in-house, and the full regular menu. Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast while you dine to help celebrate the end of 2020. 

Encore Boston Harbor
Photograph: Courtesy Encore Boston Harbor

5. Encore Boston Harbor

Things to do

Encore Boston Harbor — the mega-casino resort Boston was  waiting for — offers 210,000 sq ft of fun times. Ring in 2021 by partying like a high roller, and celebrate in style while staying spaced-out from others.


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