First Night First Day Boston

Revamped and reloaded, Boston First Night First Day has found a permanent home in Copley Square!

The celebration kicks off in the morning on December 31st with live performances in Copley Square, the Prudential Center and Copley Place. In the afternoon and evening, the ice sculptures light up and a large procession makes its way to Boston Common for the first fireworks show. Live music performances rock the hours until midnight when the countdown begins.  First Day will be celebrated on Copley Square with activities for families and children.

This is an event not to be missed!

This New Year, visit Boston and experience all the excitement of First Night and First Day.

2018 First Night and First Day events are free and open to the public.

Festivities begin at Noon on December 31st until 12:30am with the majority of events in and around Copley Square. First Day, January 1st is from Noon to 4pm on Copley Square.

Come out and see the Ice Sculpture Gallery on Copley Square and throughout the Back Bay. One signature sculpture will be at the Boston Common Frog Pond.  Don't miss this spectacular event.

The annual People's Parade from Copley Square to the Boston Common will begin at 6:00pm.

Be a part of the Procession by joining Puppeteers Cooperative before the parade and bringing a giant puppet to life on its way down Boylston Street!

Boston’s Family Fireworks sponsored by The Mugar Foundation will take place on the Boston Common at 7:00 PM on December 31st. You may also 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.

Schedule of Events

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