Copley Square is illuminated by a light show and pyrotechnics just before midnight. Photo courtesy of First Night Boston
Copley Square is illuminated by a light show and pyrotechnics just before midnight. Photo courtesy of First Night Boston

Things to Do on New Year's Eve with Boston Kids

Once you're a parent, New Year's Eve takes on a whole new meaning. It's a time for festivities, yes, but also remembering bedtimes, managing crowds, and keeping kids busy for the another day out of school. Whether you'd like to celebrate by going on a reindeer quest, dancing in your pjs, marveling at ice sculptures, or watching fireworks, there are lots of choices for activities will make the day or night festive for families without burning anyone out before the clock strikes 12.

 

The Big E
The Big E Fairgrounds - 8:00 AM Pick
Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience
Franklin Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Strand Theatre - various times Pick
Art Ramble: Something in the Air
Hapgood Wright Town Forest - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides