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First Night Boston 2023


Sunday, Dec 31

10:00am - New Year's Day

Boston Common


Bundle up for a memorable First Night with your loved ones!!

The day starts at 10:00am with free admission to the Mapparium. The celebration includes multiple performances including a cultural demonstration by the Boston Chinese Cultural Association, a Frog Pond Skating Spectacular, and so much more.

The First Night Parade starts at 6:00pm. It will go from City Hall Plaza to Boston Common. Participants include Miss Massachusetts, The Jamaica Plain Honk Band, The Puppeteer's Cooperative, and more. Boston Common fireworks start at 7:00pm, and the Boston Harbor Fireworks start at 12midnight. You can check out the full schedule here.

Public transportation is strongly encouraged.

Happy New Year!!

Books You May Love...

The following stories are geared towards younger readers and families who love picture books.

We Say Good Night (A Lift and Learn Language Book)
Nighttime Symphony

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