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6th Annual New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront Celebration

Boston Harbor Now has announced its full schedule for the 6th Annual New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront Celebration.

Over twenty businesses, government agencies, and cultural institutions from Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods will come together for New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront 2019, offering free and low-cost programming to provide a fun and memorable experience for all Boston residents and visitors.

This year’s free Ice Sculpture Stroll will be the biggest ever, running from 1:00pm – 4:00pm and featuring 17 locations of sculptures and activities.

The New Year’s Eve Midnight Harbor Fireworks will again return this year thanks to Boston Harbor Now’s partnership with the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, the Wharf District Council, and the City of Boston. Ring in the new year with a brilliant display from a barge centered between Long Wharf and Fan Pier. The fireworks will begin at 11:59pm with Christopher Columbus Park in the North End, Fan Pier in the Seaport District, and the East Boston Harborwalk serving as ideal viewing locations.

Additional Free New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront Activities

Boston Harbor Photo Gallery Opening at Moakley Courthouse

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wharf District Harborwalk Tour

1:00pm – 2:00 pm

First Responder Touch-a-Truck/Boat at Envoy Hotel

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Historic Harbor Map Tour with Harvard Professor Alex Krieger  at the Boston Harbor Hotel

11:00 am – 12:00pm

On New Year’s Day, Boston Harbor Now is partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the National Park Service to host the First Day Hike to Bunker Hill. The Hike will depart the Old North Church at noon and end at the Bunker Hill Monument at approximately 1:00pm.

All of the New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront and New Year’s Day activities are made possible by the generosity of Boston Harbor Now’s partners: the city of Boston, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Wharf District Council, First Night Boston / Coventures, The Barr Foundation, Battery Wharf Hotel, The Bostonian Boston, Boston Fire Museum, Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, Boston Harbor Hotel, The Boston Harbor Pilots Association, Boston Properties/Atlantic Wharf, Brookline Ice Co., Envoy Hotel, Fan Pier / CBRE New England / The Fallon Company, Grafton Restaurant Group, International Place, The Chiofaro Company, Legal Sea Foods, LL Bean, Moakley Courthouse, New England Aquarium, Pilot House, The Greenway Conservancy, Seaport Place, Tango Seaport, United States Coast Guard, WS Development, and YOTEL Boston.

To learn more about New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront and New Year’s Day activities, visit