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New Year’s Day in Boston

Kick off 2021 a little differently than last year

Written by
Time Out Boston Staff

Whether you're feasting at one of the best restaurants open on New Year's Eve in Boston, enjoying one of the best New Year’s Eve events in Boston, or planning your own Boston New Year's Eve celebration at home, come January 1 you might just find yourself with energy to get out and greet 2021. There's fresh air to be had, plenty of spots to reflect on what's to come, and opportunities to kick start a healthy new year. Whatever you do on New Year's Day in Boston, say good riddance to 2020 and keep looking ahead.

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New Year’s Day in Boston

  • Things to do

One of the many delights of living in Boston is that day skiing is a breeze. While no one can predict the traffic, many ski areas are within a two-hour drive. While the region’s most in-demand slopes are farther out from the city—in other words, more in line with the best winter day trips from Boston—these ski spots offer well-groomed trails for all skill levels, plus terrain parks, lessons, and good base camp facilities. (Some have tubing, too.) When you’re back in the city, do après-ski in style at one of the best bars or best restaurants in Boston. Note: check opening hours as they may vary throughout the season.

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  • Restaurants
  • Filipino
  • Somerville
  • price 4 of 4

Start off 2021 on a strong note with the reservations platform Resy, which is teaming up with Tanám—the restaurant cooperative focused on Filipinx and Black American cuisine at Bow Market in Somerville—to create two special 'Resy At Home' takeout meals for New Year’s. The first menu, designed for New Year’s Eve, is a five-course tiki cocktail flight with a FuFu platter. The other is a New Year’s Day brunch package with Bloody Mary cocktails and make-your-own Bao Buns. Both menus showcase Tanám’s new vision of tiki culture, which they call “Afro-Tiki,” that focuses on centering Black and Brown voices. Diners can pre-book either box via Resy, pick it up at Tanám, and bring home for New Year’s celebrations. The Countdown Menu (12/31), which includes grilled A5 wagyu with jujube sweet and sour sauce, costs $170 per ticket plus tax and fees, while The Comeup Menu (1/1), which includes coffee-rubbed pork belly and Hoppin' John bean purée, costs $85 per ticket plus tax and fees.

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