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First Night Boston is New England’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, and is entirely funded by donations from its surrounding communities. We’re very grateful for your support!

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 in 2019 will continue to be free and open to all.

Entertainment and special attractions will be focused in Copley Square and Back Bay. Many of the beloved traditions of First Night’s past will continue, including cultural and musical performances in various indoor venues around the Back Bay, fantastic ice sculptures, light displays, the People’s Procession at 6:00 PM, and 7:00 PM Family Fireworks sponsored by The Mugar Foundation on Boston Common. Join us and NBC10 Boston, necn, and Telemundo Boston for our signature midnight Copley Countdown pyrotechnics and light show in Copley Square.

Through the efforts of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Boston Harbor Now, and the Wharf District Council there will also be a midnight fireworks display over Boston Harbor with viewing in the North End and the Seaport.


City of Boston
Highland Street Foundation
Conventures, Inc.

Boston Properties
Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12


Media Partners

NBC Boston
Telemundo Boston