First Night Celebrations Around the World

by , SmarterTravel Staff - December 12, 2007 See all photo galleries
Flags in the Grand Procession, First Night Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

The country's oldest and largest New Year's arts celebration, First Night Boston celebrates its 32nd anniversary in 2008. The plethora of arts events gets started at 1 p.m. and runs through midnight, with highlights including a swing dance party, a rock show by local band Harry and the Potters, a grand procession parade, and (of course) fireworks. A $15 button gets you in to most events, and all activities are alcohol-free and family-friendly. For a full event schedule, button/admission information, and available hotel packages, visit the First Night Boston website.

(Photo: Paul Robicheau, First Night Boston)

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