Happy New Year, Boston: Where to Find the Fireworks and Festivities
It’s never too early to start planning for the New Year, and that’s especially the case when we’re just a couple weeks away. We’ve checked out what our favorite cities are up to when it comes to welcoming 2014, and we’re here to share. So check out what’s going on in Boston to celebrate the countdown to 2014.
In a city on the water it’s always a safe bet that some fireworks will be on hand to celebrate a big occasion, and that’s the case over in Boston. The city does the fireworks thing each and every year on New Year’s Eve, as they look to welcome in another 365 days with a bang.
2014 will be no different, and now’s the time to start planning where you’ll check out the pyrotechnic display. Boston Common, Memorial Drive, and Boston Harbor are all great places to check out the display, but of course there’s an official way to welcome 2014 as well.
First Night Boston is responsible for many of Boston's public New Years events, and they have all kinds of stuff going on during the last day of the year. Musicians and artists like Patti Smith, Dean Wareham, and Sierra Hull will be performing at various venues across the city, and early enough in the evening to still check out the fireworks. Other fun includes ice sculptures on the waterfront and at Faneuil Hall, puppet shows, ice-skating, comedians, and even a couple poetry slams.
Some events require admission, but pretty much everything can be yours as long as you have a First Night button. These will set you back $10, and you’ll get access and admission to every show—based on a first come, first served basis.
Just make sure you wrap things up before midnight, as you want to ensure a good spot for the fireworks that will be sent into the sky above Boston Harbor.
[Photos: Lizard10979 and Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism]