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First Night Boston 2023

First Night Boston 2023 in Boston.

Dec 31, 2023 → Jan 1, 2024

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Rated 4.9 by 456,634+ people

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Your Ultimate Guide to First Night Boston 2024

History and General Insights

First Night Boston started in 1976 as a small arts festival and has grown into a city-wide celebration. The event is all about community, creativity, and the beginning of a new year. It's a chance to experience Boston's vibrant culture and history in a unique and exciting way.

Why First Night Boston 2024 is Worthwhile

First Night Boston 2024 is more than just a New Year's Eve celebration. It's a chance to experience the city's rich history and culture, enjoy the artistic performances and live performances, and witness the breathtaking ice sculptures in Copley Square and the City Hall Plaza. It's a night filled with magic and wonder.

Embrace The Outdoors

The event takes place in several locations around the city, including Boston Common, City Hall Plaza, and Copley Square. The city's diverse cuisine is on full display, with food trucks and vendors offering everything from traditional New England fare to international delicacies. Dress warmly and don't forget to wear your festive hats and noisemakers!

Music and Atmosphere

First Night Boston is known for its vibrant music scene, with performances ranging from local bands to renowned international artists. The atmosphere is electric, with the city alive with excitement and anticipation for the New Year.


Beyond the music and food, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy. Marvel at the stunning ice sculptures, enjoy a ride on the merry-go-round at Boston Common, or take part in one of the many interactive art installations around the city. Fireworks will be displayed at 7:00 PM, and midnight fireworks will be on display at Boston's inner Harbor.

Tips for Fellow Travelers

Plan your night in advance to make sure you don't miss any of the highlights of the New Year's Eve celebration. Dress warmly, as Boston can be chilly in December, and don't forget to check out the fireworks at midnight!

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First Night Boston Bag policy

Even though there is no strict bag policy at the First Night Boston Festival, we recommend that If you do have larger luggage, check for nearby luggage storage services such as Bounce luggage to help you keep your bags safe, so you can have a stress-free festival.

Things to do in Boston

Explore Boston

While in Boston, don't miss the chance to explore the city's rich history and culture. Visit the historic Freedom Trail, explore the beautiful Boston Common, visit the Boston Harbor, enjoy the diversity of downtown Boston and don't forget to try some of the city's famous clam chowder. If you're a sports fan, a visit to Fenway Park is a must. And for the art lovers, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are not to be missed. Whatever you do, do not forget to marinate yourself in the outdoor venues of Boston.

See you in Boston

First Night Boston 2024 promises to be an unforgettable experience. With its vibrant music scene, breathtaking ice sculptures, and the excitement of a New Year, it's an event not to be missed. So drop off your bags with Bounce, and get ready to explore all that Boston has to offer. See you in Boston!

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All you need to know

  • Is First Night Boston free?

    All live performances and presentations within City Hall and other nearby indoor and outdoor venues are completely free

  • Where are the ice sculptures in Boston for first night?

    The ice sculptures at the Boston First Night will be located at City Hall, Boston Common, and possible other locations.

  • What is the first night artistic and cultural celebration?

    The First Night Boston is a North American artistic and cultural celebration that takes place on New Year's Eve. It starts in the afternoon until midnight.

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