Where to Stay

Centrally located in Downtown Boston, there are many hotels just a short walk from City Hall Plaza. To explore hotel options, please visit Meet Boston. With fireworks over Boston Common at 7:00 PM and Boston Harbor at midnight, certain hotels will offer better viewing options than others.

Public Transportation

First Night Boston is located at Boston’s City Hall Plaza, which is next to Boston City Hall. City Hall Plaza is easily accessible via the MBTA’s Government Center (Blue Line and Green Line), Haymarket (Orange Line and Green Line), and State Street (Orange Line and Blue Line) stations. The MBTA subway system will run on a Sunday schedule, with increased service after 3:00 PM.

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Parking in Downtown Boston is extremely limited on New Year’s Eve, and area garages are the best option for those who wish to drive into the city. Nearby options include:

Center Plaza Garage
City Place Garage
Pi Alley Parking Garage
Dock Square Parking Garage
Garage at Post Office Square

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app. To reserve your parking spot, visit the First Night Boston SpotHero Parking Page.

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