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New Year’s Eve in the North End & Waterfront

Boston Harbor Now has teamed up with several local businesses and cultural institutions in the Waterfront neighborhood to bring you a full line-up of activities to ring in the new year!

The fun starts at 11 a.m. on New Year’s Eve and continues all day, culminating in harbor fireworks at midnight. There will be an interactive ice sculpture stroll from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. that will lead you to free public programming and 17 different sculptures. Take a selfie with an ice sculpture or the fireworks and post it on social media with the tag @BostonHarborNow to enter to win a prize package! We would also love it if you tagged us at @NorthEndBoston on Twitter.

Use the map below (click to enlarge) to make sure you don’t miss anything:

December 31st *all events are free and open to the public*

11am – 12pm: Vintage Harbor Map Tour at the Boston Harbor Hotel Magellan Map Room. Register here.

1pm – 2pm: Harborwalk Walking Tour sponsored by Friends of the Boston Harborwalk. Meet at Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on Greenway. Register here.

1pm – 4pm: Touch-a-Truck (and Boat) featuring a vintage firetruck, patrol cars, U.S. Coast Guard and Boston Harbor Pilot Boat vessels at Envoy Hotel, 70 Sleeper Street, Boston MA 02210. Register here.

And of course, find yourself a great viewing spot on the water to watch the 6th annual Boston Harbor Fireworks at midnight! Suggested viewing locations include Christopher Columbus Park in the North End, Fan Pier in the Seaport and the Harborwalk/Piers Park in East Boston.

January 1st

12pm – 1pm: First Day Hike: Paul Revere’s Lantern Walk. Celebrate the new year with a first day trek starting at Old North Church Historic Site and ending at the Bunker Hill Monument. Register here.

12pm – 4pm: Seafarer’s Island Holiday: New Year’s Cruise to Thompson Island. Kick off the New Year with a visit Thompson Island with its meadows, forests, beaches and 40 acre salt marsh. Register and purchase tickets here.

Visit Boston Harbor Now’s New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront 2019 website to learn more and register to receive updates.