A new year is upon us! How will you celebrate and welcome in 2015? We’ve rounded up some great events from around Massachusetts to help you decide what to do. If you still need New Year’s Even plans, check out these great ideas from throughout MA.
The Zoo Year – Stone Zoo – Stoneham, MA – 4:00PM
The kids will love this one! Celebrate the new year at the Zoo Year celebration at the Stone Zoo – there will be a reindeer parade, Zoolights, costumed characters and even ice sculptures! The Zoolights spectacular will be sure to get your family into the holiday spirit. Tickets are $7 for non-members.
First Night – Boston, MA – all day
First Night has something for everyone, especially the whole family! With two fireworks shows (one at 7pm and one at midnight), a parade, ice sculptures, concerts (including one by local act and America’s Got Talent runner-ups Sons of Serendip!), and puppet shows and more for the kids! First Night originated in Boston – where better to celebrate than at the original! Buttons to access events on a first come/first serve basis are $10, children under 4 are free.
New Year’s Rockport Eve – Rockport, MA – 6:00PM
Besides having a rockin’ name, New Year’s Rockport Eve has something for the whole family to enjoy! From music to storytellers and magicians, there are some 85 events in 16 locations throughout Rockport, in their version of First Night (that may be closer to home for you!). The inns and restaurants of Cape Ann will be open for visitors to help ring in the new year! Buttons are $20 for adults.
New Years Eve Boston 2015 – Boston, MA – 9:00PM
Looking for a party to usher in the New Year? Check out Social Boston Sport’s annual New Year’s Party at King’s! This huge New Year’s party has two dance floors, two DJs, a professional photobooth, as well as compliementary bowling and other games all night! Sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka, there will be three bars and signature New Year’s cocktails. Tickets are $85 until midnight.
Anti-New Years Party, Bukowski Tavern – Boston, MA
Finally, for those who want nothing to do with New Year’s Eve but love beer, Bukowski Tavern in Boston is hosting it’s annual anti-New Year’s party. Instead of a cover charge, you might even get paid to come on in the door. The Tavern is small, so if you want to ring in the new year by being anti-new year, get there early.