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First Night First Day Boston

First Night Boston 2020

Noon - 12:30 AM

This New Year, visit Boston and experience all the excitement of First Night and First Day. Events are free and open to the public.

The celebration kicks off at Noon on December 31st with live performances in Copley Square, the Prudential Center and Copley Place.

Ice Sculpture Gallery

View the Ice Sculpture Gallery on Copley Square and throughout the Back Bay, with one signature sculpture at the Boston Common Frog Pond. 

First Night Ice Sculpture


People's Procession

The annual People's Procession - complete with drumlines, giant puppets, dancers and a Chinese Dragon - takes place from Copley Square to the Boston Common starting at 6:00pm.

First Night Procession


Family Fireworks and Copley Countdown

Boston’s Family Fireworks sponsored by The Mugar Foundation will take place on the Boston Common at 7:00 PM on December 31st. Later, ring in the New Year with the Countdown on Copley featuring an amazing pyrotechnics show launched from the roof of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.

First Night Fireworks

First Night
Aerial photo by Kyle Klein


Live Music

Live music performances rock the hours until midnight when the countdown begins.  

First Night performance

First Night Performance


All photos, unless otherwise noted, courtesy of Conventures, Inc.


Road Closures and Parking

Information about traffic and parking restrictions.

Schedule of Events

For complete details and a schedule of events, view this downloadable schedule (PDF)

Or please visit Firstnightboston.org