Boston New Year's Eve Parties
2023 Best NYE Parties

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Boston by attending one of the many events going on throughout the city. Take in the free fireworks displays at Copley Square or at the Harbor. Go on a pub crawl at some of Boston's most iconic bars and nightclubs, such as Drink in the Seaport District or JJ Foley's near Downtown Crossing. No matter what you choose, you'll find that Beantown celebrates NYE with the best of them.

Due to the large gatherings mandate by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, NYE events in Boston may be impacted.

First Night Boston

Boston's First Night has been a staple New Years celebration since 1975. It's free and open to all. The event boasts a variety of entertainment such as cultural and musical performances, and many other special attractions, all focused in Copley Square and Back Bay. All NYE party goers are able to enjoy fantastic ice sculptures, light displays, as well as fireworks, and last but not least Boston's signature midnight countdown in Copley Square.

Fireworks on Boston Harbor

Boston's waterfront is a prime location for New Years Eve Fireworks. Any spot on Boston's historic harbor is a great place to sit and enjoy the end of one year, and the beginning of another. Good viewing spots would be the North End (including Christopher Columbus Park), the Downtown Waterfront, South Boston Waterfront, East Boston, Charlestown, and Castle Island.

New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Celebrate NYE in Boston aboard the Spirit of Boston or the Odyssey Boston. Tickets typically range from $170 to $210. Enjoy the festive holiday decor with a live DJ and a buffet-style dinner. Passengers will be given complimentary champagne during a midnight countdown with fireworks over Boston Harbor. All attendees must be 21+.

ICON Nightclub

ICON hosts one of the most highly energetic and popular New Years Eve parties in Boston. DJs spin Top 40, Hip Hop and House music for guests to dance to and complimentary champagne is passed out to toast at midnight. The event's Seated VIP ticked gives guests priority admission and reserved nightclub seating in a separate VIP room with its own DJ booth and bar. 


NYE at Royale

You'll find a stylish and well known Boston New Year's Eve party at the Royale. This venue is considered one of Boston's most sough-after nightclubs. This trendy setting provides DJ music to dance to, party favors, and a screening of the Ball Drop in in Times Square. You can take the night even further by opting for one of Royale's exclusive VIP tickets.


The Candibar throws a Boston NYE party in it's futuristic, yet swanky venue space. It's considered to be an EDM hot spot that features a special live DJ performance spinning Top 40, House, Hip Hop, and Mash Ups. Guests enjoy complimentary party favors and a champagne toast. VIP packages are available.

All Access Pub Crawl Pass

This pass gives you access to some of the best parties in some of the most popular bars in Beantown. This all access party pass package gives you a variety of ways to celebrate NYE in Boston. The pass gives you free admission to a wide variety of participating venues, starting mid day into the the early hours of the next morning. The pub crawl portion of this event typically goes from 4:00PM to 9:30PM. The pass typically costs just $20.

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