4…3…2…1… Happy New Year! Wishing all of our readers a safe and Happy New Year: We would like to thank you for reading our coverage on what was a great year full of local news, stories, events and more!
Welcome 2016 in style by taking part in one of the many events featured by First Night Boston 2016! Below are some events to help you ring in the new year.
Toasting a great 2016 to all the readers of NorthEndWaterfront.com, Cheers!
Thursday, December 31
1:00pm Ice Sculpture Stroll on the Waterfront
This family-friendly holiday stroll is from 1-4 pm on First Night, each of the 12 sites will include an ice sculpture trail and feature a variety of refreshments and free activity. View full locations and descriptions and read the events post.
1:00pm Tour of Leventhal Map Collection at Rowes Wharf Boston Harbor Hotel
Join The Boston Harbor Hotel and Winter on the Waterfront as we host a special tour of the hotel’s vintage map gallery on New Year’s Eve beginning at 1pm. The map collection includes many great maps of Boston and Massachusetts Bay dating as far back as the early discovery of the new world. The tour will be led by Harvard Professor, Alex Kreiger who helped to put the map collection together originally. Please register to guarantee your spot and view the events post.
2:00pm Tour of Historic Waterfront
Special Tour for New Year’s Eve Boston has a great seafaring heritage. Ocean trade and its related industries had a major impact on the growth of Boston and the shape and character of its waterfront. This tour includes the beginnings of Long Wharf as the grand entry into Boston, and the genesis of its Financial District, the lore of clipper ships and the China Trade, and classic 19th century Boston granite wharf buildings such as Commercial Wharf, Lewis Wharf, and Union Wharf. Registration is required.
Friday, January 1, 2016
First Night – Other than the midnight fireworks over Boston Harbor, most of First Night 2016 takes place at Copley Square and Boston Common this year. There are 7pm ‘family’ fireworks on the Common, music at Old South Church and some performances in Copley Square. There is a truncated Grand Procession, now called the People’s Procession at 6pm from Copley Square to Boston Common. See the full First Night Boston 2016 schedule here.
» 12:00am Midnight Fireworks
For a magical fireworks display, head to Boston Harbor for a show that will brighten Boston’s skyline. Best viewing at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston’s North End! Sponsored by the City of Boston Credit Union.
Take a look at our events page, updated daily for your convenience!