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 2020 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.


City of Boston
Conventures, Inc.

Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12
Boston Foundation

Boston Properties

Media Partners

NBC Boston
Telemundo Boston