Start your new year's off with a bang and explore the fun activities that Boston has to offer this coming holiday season! From lively nightlife, art galleries, parks and waterfronts, to amazing festive events - there is something for everyone in the city of Boston on New Year’s Eve. Whether you're a traveler looking for adventure, an eager nurse needing some restorative vacations days or simply a tourist visiting from somewhere else - check out our roundup of all the best things you can do while celebrating the end of yet another monumental year!
There's no better place to ring in the New Year than Boston! With less people than New York city this historic city still comes alive with excitement on New Year's Eve. There's always something going on no matter what your interests may be. If you're looking for a wild and crazy night out, you'll find plenty of revelers in the downtown area; and if you're after a more low-key celebration, there are plenty of restaurants and bars that will be hosting special events.
There are so many things to do in Boston on December 31st that you're sure to find something that fits your interests and mood.
If you're looking for some family-friendly fun, why not check out the fireworks show at the Esplanade? The show starts at 7:00 p.m., and there's sure to be a spectacular display of color and sound. It's always the talk of the town and rivals our famous 4th of July Fireworks presentations here in Boston. The Esplanade also provides all sorts of great and comfortable places to sit while you watch or even set up a picnic if your and family want to brace the cold for a little longer.
If you're looking for something a little more low-key, you could always take a walk down the Freedom Trail and catch a glimpse of the city's iconic sights. From Paul Revere's House to all of the other historic buildings and architecture. Feel like you've been transported back to after the Revolution when newly found Americans were cheering for joy at their freedom.
Or check out one of the many theater performances happening on New Year's Eve. The Wilbur always has something or someone fantastic, Comedian Tom Papa just filmed his latest special "What a Day" there a few month ago. Or go to the symphony and hear the Boston Orchestra perform some of the most heartfelt music ever written. Or if your lucky you could catch a show or a musical.
For those feeling a little adventurous, you could even try ice skating at the Frog Pond or taking a spin on the carousel in Copley Square. Both are great places to take the kids or that person you're hoping to share a midnight kiss with.
No matter what you choose to do, Boston is sure to be alive with excitement on New Year's Eve. So get out there and enjoy all that the city has to offer! And no matter what your plans are, make sure to dress warmly – it can get pretty chilly in Boston on New Year's Eve! And don't forget to bring your camera – there will be plenty of photo opportunities as the clock counts down to midnight and the fireworks light up the sky. Whether you're a lifelong resident or just visiting for the holiday, Boston is definitely the place to be on New Year's Eve.