First Night

Since 1975, Boston’s First Night has been a New Year’s Eve celebration of artistic performances, the wonders of the season, and the beginning of a new year. In keeping with this fantastic Boston tradition, the First Night celebration will open 2021 with an array of performances that will be broadcast on this webpage and on NBC Boston, NECN, and Telemundo Boston.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we are unable to gather crowds in Copley Square and the Back Bay for the traditional entertainment and attractions that bring joy to so many. We invite you to tune in to our broadcasts and ring in 2021 with the hope, unity, and optimism that we’re ready to embrace. Share your resolutions for the new year and your celebrations from home by using #Together21 in your posts. Happy New Year!



City of Boston

Boston Foundation
Conventures, Inc.
Strega Entertainment

Media Partners

NBC Boston
Telemundo Boston
NBC Sports Boston