New Year's Day

20+ Great Ways to Celebrate New Year's in and Around Boston

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, making it time to get your plans in order. How are you going to ring in 2019? From First Night Boston to children’s New Year’s Eve events, an '80s prom and more, we’ve pulled together 20 events you’re sure to enjoy. Check them out:

First Night Boston

There’s no better way to ring in the New Year than at Boston’s First Night activities. This huge celebration, with ice sculptures, a pyrotechnics display, music and more begins at noon. Live broadcasts of the events can be found on necn, NBC10 Boston and Telemundo Boston

Middlesex Fells StoryWalk It’s Winter!

Grab the family for a StoryWalk at the Middlesex Fells featuring “It’s Winter!” by Linda Glaser. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., John Bottume House, 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group is a great way to kick off your New Year’s Eve. Tickets start at $49. Performances today at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Noon Year’s Eve Party at LEGOLAND Boston

Ring in the New Year early in the day with your kiddos at LEGOLAND’s third annual Noon Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy special activities, prizes, giveaways and a celebratory balloon drop at noon. Noon to 12:30 p.m., LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville. 

New Year's Eve Ice Sculpture Stroll

Boston Harbor Now’s Ice Sculpture Stroll returns. The sixth annual stroll features 16 sculptures along the downtown waterfront and Harborwalk. 1 to 4 p.m., Boston Waterfront. 

NYE at Wachusett Mountain

Ring in the New Year at Wachusetts with their Countdown Celebration which includes: skiing, magician Eddie Raymond, live music, fireworks at 10 p.m. and a balloon drop at midnight. 4 p.m. to midnight, Wachusetts Mountain, 499 Mountain Road, Princeton.

Zoo Year’s Eve

Celebrate the New Year at the Stone Zoo with festive crafts and activities. 4 p.m., Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Boston.

Blink! Light and Sound Show at Faneuil Hall

The world-famous, light and sound show Blink! continues for one last night at Faneuil Hall. Featuring the signature holiday tree at Marketplace Center joined by other trees and lights throughout the property, this year’s show features six holiday favorites. Performances daily from 4:30-10 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S. Market St., Boston.

New Year’s Eve Family Block Party

Dancing, skating and more are all on tap at this New Year’s Eve Family Block Party at MarketStreet in Lynnfield. Enjoy street performers, ice skating and a confetti burst at the 7 p.m. New Year’s countdown. 5-7 p.m., MarketStreet, 600 Market St., Lynnfield.

New Year's Eve at Casa Caña

Celebrate the New Year at Casa Caña with dinner at 5 p.m. and a fiesta starting at 9 p.m. with a live DJ. Tickets are $35 and include champagne and passed hors d'oeuvres. Casa Caña, 1234 Soldiers Field Road, Boston.

NYE 2018 Black & White Masquerade at Bar Louie Fenway

Bar Louie’s Black and White Masquerade is an ode to Truman Capote’s infamous 1966 Grand Masked Ball and you can be there to ring in the New Year at Bar Louie complete with champagne toast, party favors and more. 8 p.m., Bar Louie Fenway, 121 Brookline Ave., Boston.

Brew Years Eve at Boston Beer Works

Ring in the New Year at Boston Beer Works. Enjoy music from DJ Jonny Dougs, party favors, live ball drop, midnight champagne toast and more. 8 p.m., Boston Beer Works, 112 Canal St., Boston.

Lamplighter’s '80s New Year's Eve Prom

Lamplighter Brewing Co. is celebrating New Year’s with a prom-themed party you don’t want to miss. Wear your prom attire, and make that hair big, for this fun night of 80’s music, snacks and fun. Tickets are $45. 8 p.m., Lamplighter Brewing Co., 284 Broadway, Cambridge.

New Year's Eve Speakeasy Party at Back Bay Social

Enjoy live music, a champagne toast, speciality cocktails and more at Back Bay Social’s New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Party. 9 p.m., Back Bay Social, 867 Boylston St., Boston.

Great Gatsby 2018 New Year’s Eve Party

Celebrate the New Year at Harvard Gardens with a night filled with feathers, pearls, silk and champagne at the Great Gatsby 2018 New Year’s Eve Party. 9 p.m., Harvard Gardens, 316 Cambridge St., Boston.

New Year's Eve with Dalton and the Sheriffs

Alternative country band Dalton and the Sheriffs take the stage at the Paradise for a 21+ show. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m., Paradise Rock Club, 967-969 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 

Pete Davidson & Friends

“Saturday Night Live’s” Pete Davidson brings his comedy to the stage at the Wilbur Theatre for one night only. Tickets are $50. 9:45 p.m., the Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston.

New Year's Eve with Seth MacFarlane and the Boston Pops

Ring in the New Year with the Boston Pops and special guest Seth MacFarlane. Dancing and music with the Winiker Band starts at 8:30 p.m., followed by the Boston Pops with Seth MacFarlane at 10:15 p.m. Tickets start at $55. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.

2019 New Year's Eve Roof Party

Say goodbye to 2018 at Legal Harborside’s New Year’s Eve Roof Party. Tickets start at $85 and include a live DJ, midnight toast, noisemakers and more. 10 p.m., Legal Harborside, 270 Northern Ave., Boston.

New Years Eve Cruise on Boston Harbor

Join Mass Bay Lines to ring in the New Year on Boston Harbor. Enjoy a DJ spinning your favorite music, noise makers, crackers and cheese, a champagne toast at midnight and more. Tickets are $55. 10 p.m., 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

New Year’s Eve Midnight Harbor Fireworks

Celebrate the official start of the New Year with two fireworks displays over Boston Harbor. View them in the North End and the Seaport. The midnight harbor fireworks are made possible through the efforts of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Boston Harbor Now, the Wharf District Council, the City of Boston and businesses all around the Harbor.

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