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    Kicking Off 2018 With First Night Boston's Celebration

    Happy new year! At First Night Boston, we counted down to 2018 and then celebrated with a pyrotechnic show.

    (Published Monday, Jan. 1, 2018)

    Despite the lingering extreme cold, elated crowds rang in the new year during  Boston's First Night festivities.

    "Boston, make some noise," NBC 10 Boston anchor Phil Lipof shouted to an excited audience as the final seconds of 2017 ticked away.

    Jonathan Choe Has Fun With the First Night Boston CrowdJonathan Choe Has Fun With the First Night Boston Crowd

    NBC 10 Boston's Jonathan Choe had lots of fun with the crowds gathered at First Night Boston.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 1, 2018)

    Some events were scaled back because of the cold, including Sunday evening's traditional People's Parade, the Frog Pond Skating Spectacular and the Family Fireworks on the Boston Common. But that didn't stop throngs of revelers from celebrating 2018 in Copley Square, where there was live stage entertainment, headlined by Eli "Paperboy" Reed.

    Eli 'Paperboy' Reed at First Night BostonEli 'Paperboy' Reed at First Night Boston

    The Brookline, Massachusetts-native headlined the live entertainment in Copley Square for First Night Boston.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 1, 2018)

    Early Sunday morning, ice sculptors put finishing touches on intricate sculptures that were on display during the festivities.

    Ice Sculptures at First Night BostonIce Sculptures at First Night Boston

    Learn about the at the ice sculpture tradition at First Night

    (Published Monday, Dec. 1, 2018)

    "I know other people think it's cold, but it's perfect for us," one sculptor said.

    Increased security monitored the crowds, and multiple streets were closed. Revelers were urged to take advantage of public transportation.

    Jonathan Choe Has Fun With the First Night Boston CrowdJonathan Choe Has Fun With the First Night Boston Crowd

    NBC 10 Boston's Jonathan Choe had lots of fun with the crowds gathered at First Night Boston.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 1, 2018)

    Attendees dressed in extra layers and were urged to avoid prolonged exposure outside.   

    "I'm going to continue with this fur, maybe add some gloves to my situation," one person who was walking around Copley said Sunday morning.  

    Scenes From First Night Boston 2018Scenes From First Night Boston 2018


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