First Night Boston 2023

Sat Dec 31, 2022
Various times
All ages
Free

Since 1975, Boston’s First Night has been a New Year’s Eve celebration of artistic performances, the wonders of the season, and the beginning of a new year. In keeping with this fantastic Boston tradition, the First Night celebration will open 2023 with an array of performances. After a day of music and performances across the city, including puppet shows at the library, there will be family fireworks on Boston Common at 7pm and a pyrotechnics show on Copley Square at midnight.

As an extra bonus, all events are free. Visit the First Night website for a complete schedule.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
Polar Express Train Ride on Cape Cod Central Railroad
Cape Cod Central Railroad Depot - various times Pick
Festival of Illumination and Winter Wonderland
Southwick Zoo - various times Pick
The Art of the Brick
The Art of the Brick - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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