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Ice Sculptures

Come one, come all to see the magic First Night will bring this year through its Ice Sculpture theme: MARITIME LEGENDS

Boston is known for its rich history, but its heritage around the waterfront is perhaps its oldest and most robust tradition. Just a few miles away is where our ancestors landed to first inhabit this great country. Right in our very own Boston Harbor is where they helped drive the rebellion to America’s independence. With an array of opportunities to enjoy our waterfront, from lighthouse and island visits to Harbor cruises and the Head of the Charles, Boston is deeply rooted in maritime tradition, history, and lore.

To honor this tradition, our 2017 First Night First Day ice sculptures will depict “Maritime Legends” throughout Copley Square. Sculptures will include depictions of Boston Light sponsored by JetBlue, the USS Constitution, a sea monster, a Gloucester fisherman, and more!

We will also have one signature ice sculpture located at the Boston Common Frog Pond sponsored by The Highland Foundation.

Ice Gallery

Many supporting Back Bay businesses will display small ice sculptures in front of their storefronts on December 31st participating in our Second Annual Back Bay Ice Gallery. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the beautiful displays.


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Ice Sculpture Map

Explore the interactive map below for ice sculpture locations.