Ice… Lights… Action!
For 40 years, Boston’s First Night has been a cherished tradition and a signature event for our city. It has been a very successful New Year’s Eve celebration of artistic performances, the wonders of the season and the beginning of a new year.
This celebration will be free and open to all. Entertainment and specialty attractions will be focused in Copley Square, the Boston Common and Boston Harbor. Many of the beloved traditions of First Nights past will be retained, including the Celebrate Boston Parade, ice sculptures and light displays and the Boston Harbor Midnight Fireworks. In addition, arts and musical performances will take place in numerous inside and outside venues around the heart of the event.
Boston will welcome families and New Year’s revelers to participate in activities devoted to Family Fitness and Health with the first annual First Day Fun Run/Walk on the Boston Common. Boston’s hospitality, museum and tourism-related businesses will feature special First Day brunches and discounted admissions. Arts performances will continue to engage celebrants of all ages.
All FIRST NIGHT FIRST DAY festival events will be free and open to the public.
FAMILY FESTIVAL of arts performances in the Copley Square area, including ice sculptures and ice skating on Frog Pond
CELEBRATE BOSTON PARADE that sweeps down a one mile stretch of Boylston Street
FIRST NIGHT LIGHT AND ICE PARTY with music and dancing for the last great party of the year
COPLEY COUNTDOWN AND PYROTECHNICS, the start of a new Boston tradition
BOSTON HARBOR MIDNIGHT FIREWORKS in a dazzling display of celebration
FIRST DAY BRUNCH AND RETAIL PROMOTIONS
FIRST DAY FUN RUN/WALK AND FITNESS CHALLENGE on the Boston Common