Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 6:00a -
Wednesday, Jan 01, 2020 2:00a

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Say hello to the twenties with our picks for 65 things to do in Boston for New Year's Eve -- and don't forget all MBTA services will be FREE on NYE from 8pm until 2am. (See our curated list of FREE/no-cover NYE events around Boston here.)

1) First Night Boston
Cost: FREE
Details: The celebration kicks off at noon with live performances in Copley Square, the Prudential Center and Copley Place. In the afternoon and evening, the ice sculptures light up and a large procession makes its way to Boston Common for the first fireworks show. Live music performances rock the hours until midnight when the countdown begins.

2) New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Harbor
Cost: FREE
Details: Ring in the New Year with a dazzling display over Boston Harbor. Public viewing is free and available from the Harborwalk.

3) Frog Pond Skating Spectacular at First Night Boston
Cost: FREE
Details: Ring in the new year with the Frog Pond Skating Spectacular, an annual tradition of First Night Boston. This free show will feature an exciting local cast of Boston favorites, and special guest star, Mirai Nagasu, a seven-time U.S. national medalist and 2018 Olympic bronze medalist.

4) First Night Copley Countdown
Cost: FREE
Details: First Night culminates with the highly anticipated Copley Countdown, a multi-sensory display of live music, a dazzling light show and pyrotechnics in Copley Square.

5) Boston Common NYE Fireworks
Cost: FREE
Details: Enjoy a fantastic fireworks display over Boston Common. Since 1999, every New Year’s Eve the Mugar Foundation, along with the city of Boston’s Mayor, presents Boston’s Family Fireworks celebration.

6) New Year's Eve Ice Sculpture Stroll
Cost: FREE
Details: The Downtown Waterfront and Harborwalk will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland the seventh annual Ice Sculpture Stroll. Grab a map and wind your way down the waterfront through the trail of interactive ice sculptures this New Year’s Eve.

7) NYE Walking Tour of the Wharf District Harborwalk
Cost: FREE
Details: On New Year’s Eve day, join the Friends of the Harborwalk for a free, one-hour walking tour of Boston’s historic wharves led by Liz Nelson Weaver. Meet at Harbor Islands Visitor Center on the Greenway before proceeding to Long, Central, India, and Rowes Wharves where you'll discover their rich history.

8) NYE 2020: The James Bond Mission
Cost: $69+
Details: Enter the glittering yet dangerous world of espionage at the highest level of glamour for NYE 2020. Tickets come with 2 drink tickets, party favors, a photo booth, live DJ, and more.

9) New Years Eve with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra and The Hot Sardines
Cost: $45+
Details: Party the night away with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra and The Hot Sardines, performing jazz covers and originals that channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls.

10) New Year's Eve Extravaganza and Official Expansion Opening
Cost: FREE
Details: Dorchester Brewing Co. is ready to unveil their hard work over the last few months with their official expansion opening on New Year’s Eve. Throughout the day, they will be celebrating a new DBco beer release. Join them to party all day and night and count down the hours until 2020.

11) New Year's Eve at Barcelona Wine Bar
Cost: FREE
Details: Get your appetites and cava glasses ready, Barcelona is saying ‘salud’ to 2019 with the legendary DJ Mickey Grouse. It will be an evening full of tasty tapas, classic cocktails with a twist, and good vibes.

12) STL GLD Presents The New Decade with Cliff Notez & Latrell James
Cost: $35+
Details: Toast the new year as three forces in New England Hip Hop come together for one, never-before-seen collaborative experience that will bring the mixtape format to life by blending sets, songs, and musicians to create a night of music that might not ever be seen again.

13) New Year's Eve Party at Rochambeau
Cost: $50
Details: Ring in the New Year overlooking Boylston Street with a DJ, champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, dessert buffet, and more.

14) Smoke and Shadows: New Year's Eve Fête
Cost: $75
Details: Ring in 2020 with a Smoke & Shadows all-star cast offering dazzling burlesque, top-tier comedy, passionate music, and a decadent afterparty.

15) 2020 New Year's Eve Celebration at Bully Boy
Cost: $35
Details: The Roaring Twenties theme encourages wearing your fanciest old-timey threads. American Provisions will be serving up tasty small bites, Bully Boy’s bartenders will be serving up specialty cocktails all night long, and how could it be a New Year's Eve party without an ice luge?

16) 'The Slutcracker'
Cost: $30
Details: The Slutcracker, Boston's home-grown holiday burlesque-ballet, is back for its 12th season. This scene-by-scene retelling of the Nutcracker, resplendent with ribald parody, "whisks the audience away to a carefree realm of sexual fantasy."

17) Bryan Callen at The Wilbur
Cost: $39+
Details: American actor, comedian, and podcaster, Bryan Callen, will perform at The Wilbur on NYE.

18) Follies for Boston
Cost: $49
Details: Follies for Boston, a revolutionary dance and musical revue that celebrates Boston, will be performing for a limited time at the Plaza Theatre at Boston Center for the Arts. Reinvented pop numbers and steamy dancers will propel you through the historical high notes that percolated in Boston.

19) New Year's Eve at Shore Leave
Cost: FREE
Details: Join Shore Leave in the glamorous rum dungeon to ring in the new year, tiki style. With drag performances by Shore Leave’s favorite Drag Queens, music by Brother Cleve, and Luau inspired fare.

20) Prohibition New Year's Eve Party
Cost: $25
Details: Short Path Distillery is transforming their distillery into a prohibition-themed speakeasy for one night only, but keep it on the down low. Featuring prohibition cocktail menu, bathtub gin punch, jazz, photo booth, midnight toast, snacks, and more.

21) Roaring Twenties New Year's Eve Party at Porto Boston
Cost: FREE
Details: Join Porto on New Year's Eve to ring in 2020 like it's 1920. Porto is hosting a Roaring Twenties evening of complimentary passed appetizers, festive cocktail specials and bubbles toast at midnight for the ball drop.

22) New Year's Eve Dinner & Fireworks at Cunard Tavern
Cost: $55+
Details: Enjoy a special four-course meal and viewing of the NYE fireworks over the Boston Harbor from Cunard Tavern's rooftop Top Deck, along with a champagne toast at midnight, hot cocktails and more.

23) New Year's Eve Supperclub at The Beehive
Cost: $60
Details: Head to Beehive for a “night of bohemian decadence and eccentric fun with live music and burlesque performances.”

24) New Years Eve at Pier 6 Waterfront
Cost: $30
Details: The party will feature a raw bar boat including freshly shucked oysters and cocktail shrimp, passed appetizers, bar bites, and a prime view of the midnight fireworks show by Boston Harbor Now.

25) Boston Comedy Festival: New Year’s Spectacular
Cost: $45
Details: The Boston Comedy Festival and Jim McCue have become a hilarious New Years’ Eve tradition at the Rockwell Theatre in Davis Square Somerville.

26) '90s New Year's Eve at Lamplighter Brewing Co
Cost: $45
Details: Tickets include two full beer pours, passed appetizers/snacks by Brato Kitchen, “decade themed party favors,” and a midnight toast with a rose-inspired ale. 90s attire strongly encouraged.

27) New Year's Eve with Lady Lupine
Cost: FREE
Details: Lady Lupine is a Boston based soul and rock band that delivers thrilling performances of original and covered music. Their sound is a unique blend of poignant lyrics, robust rhythms and alluring melodies.

28) Scheherezade New Year's Eve Tango Parlor
Cost: $70
Details: Party will include hors d'oeuvres and drinks all night, tango movies, parlor style sitting, alternative and traditional tandas, and DJs battling between Hernan and Grisha.

29) Midnight in Havana New Year's Eve Fiesta at Casa Caña
Cost: $25+
Details: Vamanos amigos! Dance & drink your way into 2020 somos-fiesta style at Casa Caña.

30) New Year's Eve Party at Brass Union
Cost: $30+
Details: Appetizers are included with ticket purchase (available until 11 PM). DJ ABD and DJ J-WALL will be on the beats, spinning party jams from all the eras, badass boogie, fire funk, and nu & vintage hip-hop ... all night long.

31) New Year's Eve at Committee
Cost: FREE
Details: Featuring DJ Ryan Brown on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Committee Boston. No cover on either, reservations available via the restaurant.

32) New Year's Eve at Bartaco Seaport
Cost: FREE
Details: Top off 2019 with tacos — and raising a dragonfly glass as everyone says cheers to the new year, bartaco-style. Tacos, tequila, and good vibes await.

33) Eataly’s Mezzanotte: New Year’s Eve on Italian Time
Cost: $55
Details: Ring in the New Year at Eataly – on Italian time. For the first time ever, party-goers will have all-access to a variety of Eataly favorites like hand-pulled mozzarella, sweet-and-salty slices of prosciutto, freshly-baked Roman-style pizza alla pala, sweet panettone, savory cotechino with lentils, fresh handmade pasta, an array of Italian vino stations across the store, and more.

34) New Year's Eve at backbar
Cost: $55+
Details: backbar is throwing two NYE parties: Pre-Party-Punch-Party to get your night started and then... Ring in the New Year with a cocktail party. Both parties will include lots of fun drinks to be had and a buffet of small snacks provided by Field & Vine.

35) Everybody Come Together 2020 NYE Dinner
Cost: $25
Details: Head to the Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge for a live DJ, pizza buffet, ice cream sundae bar, and beer tastings.

36) New Year's Eve 2020 at Publico Southie
Cost: $35+
Details: Escape the wicked New England Winter this New Years Eve and immerse yourself into a scene out of South Beach Miami. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails in the main room, and the transformed outdoor (but under a heated and retractable roof!) lodge.

37) New Year's Eve at PABU
Cost: $129
Details: Celebrate with the last Omakase of the decade! Pabu will be offering a 6-course tasting menu with optional beverage pairing.

38) Time Out Market Boston's 2020 Electric Circus
Cost: $85
Details: Join Time Out Market for DJs, cirque, drag performances, interactive arts and of course, the best chefs in the city under one roof.

39) New Year's Eve ‘70s Party at Lucky's Lounge
Cost: $40
Details: Ring in the New Year with champagne, food, live music, and good vibes only.

40) Boston Baroque's New Year's Celebration
Cost: $25+
Details: Celebrate the new year with a program of Baroque sparklers, including orchestral masterpieces by Bach, Corelli, and Rameau, and a glittering Vivaldi motet featuring soprano Maggie Finegan. Sparkling wine and chocolate will be served at intermission.

41) Harpoon Roaring 2020's New Year's Eve Speakeasy Party
Cost: $100
Details: The moment you step into Harpoon, you’ll be transported back to the prohibition era. Dress in your best ‘20s attire. DJ Brian Smith will be spinning smooth jazz and all of your favorite hits. Plus, you’ll have the best views in the city to watch the fireworks.

42) A New Year's Eve Journey
Cost: $40
Details: Embark on a New Year’s Eve journey like no other. Join instructor Rachel Bairstow for a ceremonial yoga class that will transform your New Year’s resolutions into concrete, real, and embodied intentions.

43) Y2Kade New Year's Eve Party
Cost: $25
Details: A4cade is bringing in 2020 with butterfly clips & body glitter, mix cd's, and frosted tips. Tickets include a midnight Jell-O shot toast and & $5 in tokens upon entry.

44) AERONAUT NYE: Glamour and Gold
Cost: $50
Details: Sit and sip to the New Year's noise with live music from Gentle Temper and Aaron King + Flowttiglio. Chow down on some small plates and refreshments and be ready for a midnight glitter brut toast and annual balloon drop.

45) New Year's Eve 2019 at Bow Market
Cost: $55
Details: Slightly off Boston's beaten path, Bow Market is throwing a NYE party complete with DJs, dancing, a market-wide champagne toast, and ball drop.

46) Twiddle at House of Blues Boston
Cost: $40.50+
Details: Celebrate New Year's Eve with Twiddle with special guests TOO MANY ZOOZ. Twiddle was formed at Castleton State College in Vermont in 2004. They’ve made a name for themselves with a unique musical style that blends rock, jazz, bluegrass, reggae and funk.

47) New Year's Eve at The Butcher Shop
Cost: FREE
Details: Raise a glass to 2019 and ring in 2020 with dinner at The Butcher Shop with an a la carte menu featuring TBS classics and seasonal specials all evening, as well as a New Year’s Eve tasting menu highlighting holiday dishes.

48) New Year's Eve at Game On Fenway
Cost: $40
Details: Raise a glass to a new decade in Fenway. Join Game On Fenway to ring in the New Year with ballpark food buffet, all-night entertainment with Bearfight & DJ Shawn Stacks, champagne toast, dance floor, access to exclusive ping pong suites, two full bars and more.

49) New Year's Eve with Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band
Cost: $25
Details: Join Internationally Acclaimed Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band to usher in the New Year at Somerville’s gem, the Burren Backroom. In this cozy space, you will enjoy delicious food and riveting music including klezmer dance tunes, Yiddish songs, and the best fish ’n chips around.

50) New Year's Eve 2020 at Saloon
Cost: $45
Details: Sip and swing to celebrate the arrival of the New Year and a new decade at a world-class whiskey bar, Saloon. Tickets include a complimentary beverage upon arrival, delicious hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening, live entertainment from Anthony Crescente Quartet, a special pop-up burlesque performance from our Smoke and Shadows cast, and a champagne toast at midnight.

51) Burlesque - A Risqué New Year's Eve Celebration
Cost: $95
Details: Ring in 2020 with Boston's best DJs (DJ Frank White, DJ Bobby Bangers, DJ Joshua Carl), dancing, and live performances throughout the night from the Boston Circus Guild on all levels of The Liberty.

52) Brew Year's Eve at Slumbrew
Cost: $10
Details: Appetizers will be available and a champagne toast is included. Come as you like means dress up or wear your favorite flannel. The party will be rockin' enough for a NYE date or a girl's night out.

53) NYE with Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys and The Devil's Twins
Cost: $10
Details: Celebrate New Year's Eve at ONCE Ballroom with Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, who is “musically sophisticated and immensely talented, wildly unusual and diverse in material and presentation..." and The Devil's Twins with their catchy, yet haunting, dueling vocals.

54) New Year's Eve at B&G Oysters
Cost: $95+
Details: Celebrate the arrival of 2020 at B&G Oysters, where the champagne will be flowing and the oysters plentiful. What better way to cap off 2019 than with the Best Shucking New Year Ever.

55) The “Great Escape” New Year’s Eve Party at Olde Magoun’s Saloon
Cost: FREE
Details: No cover charge, no cheesy band, no lousy DJ’s, no annoying noise makers, no silly hats, no stupid songs, no resolutions, no champagne toast, no amateurs. Just a fun Olde night until 2am.

56) New Year's Eve at Bar Mezzana
Cost: FREE
Details: Dinner, music, and bubbles as Bar Mezzana bids adieu to 2019 and welcomes in 2020! An a la carte menu will be offered along with a prosecco toast at midnight and DJ entertainment by WMBR’s Brother Wayne.

57) New Year’s Eve at Terra: An Italian Masquerade
Cost: $75
Details: This grand Italian masquerade includes fun cocktails, smoke-kissed bites, and a festive Italian twist in Terra’s greenhouse oasis.

58) Retro New Year's Eve Party
Cost: $100
Details: This New Year's Eve, Yotel Boston is kicking it old school with a Retro New Year's Eve Party on the roof of the hotel's Sky Bar. Hotel guests and locals alike can ring in 2020 in style dressed in their best 80's garb.

59) New Year's Eve at Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co
Cost: $35+
Details: Pop the champagne bottles and say hello to 2020 with a a live DJ, good times and delicious beer.

60) New Year's Eve Speakeasy Party at Back Bay Social
Cost: FREE
Details: “DownBar lounge” will be decked out in NYE decor along with live music, a champagne toast, specialty cocktails, late night snacks, giveaways, and more.

61) New Year's Eve - Roaring Into 2020
Cost: $68.05+
Details: Roll into 2020 at Kings Dining & Entertainment in Gatsby style with unlimited gaming, a buffet, specialty cocktails, live DJ, and more.

62) Backyard Betty's New Year's Eve 2020
Cost: $40+
Details: Everybody loves to reminisce with some old school classic bar hits, especially on New Year's Eve. Join Backyard Betty's at their Garage Bar for some awesome drinks, and hang a left onto the indoor Lawn on Broadway where you can partake in some indoor lawn games while trying some of Betty's home-cooked bites.

63) NYE Throwback '90s Party at Summer Shack Boston
Cost: FREE
Details: Summer Shack Boston's location is throwing a NYE party before the night's festivities with live music, bar games, specialty cocktails, giveaways, and more.

64) New Year's Eve at Summer Shack Cambridge
Cost: FREE
Details: Bring the whole family to The Shack Cambridge to celebrate 2020! The event features a world countdown balloon drop, face painting with Marcie Joy and ballon sculptor Aaron Flanders.

65) Binary x The Funk Shun New Year's Eve at Middle East
Cost: $20
Details: Ring in 2020 at Binary - a monthly dance party dedicated to house music. 3 full-service bars, 2 dance floors, 1 amazing NYE party!

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