Skip the run-of-the-mill experience and head to Massachusetts to indulge in the most elaborate, anticipated New Year’s Eve parties and events that go beyond the ordinary and traditional celebrations. Immerse yourself in the hottest events ranging from riverboats with stunning city skyline views to upscale ballrooms at oceanside resorts. If you’re looking for more laid-back activities, you’ll find everything from top-notch comedy shows to family-friendly parades. The following New Year’s Eve activities in Massachusetts are sure to leave you delighted as you ring in the New Year.
One of the biggest and best New Year’s Eve parties on the North Shore, Hoppin’ New Year’s Eve Party is an annual event offering a fun-filled experience you’ll never forget. Attendees enjoy an incredible buffet, world-class comedy show, live music by the most popular local bands, dancing, live videos on big screens, a photo booth, champagne toast, and so much more for an incredible, memorable evening.
Attend one of the most anticipated New Year’s Eve events of the year - Speakeasy New Year’s Eve aboard the Music City Queen Riverboat in Boston. This “roaring 20’s themed” party offers an unforgettable experience complete with the best views of the Boston skyline, DJ entertainment, complimentary party favors, fully-stashed cash bars, and a spectacular countdown experience to ring in the New Year with swag style.
If you’re seeking an upscale New Year’s Eve destination, head to Boston’s Back Bay Ball for one of the grandest celebrations in the Boston area. This upscale event features live DJ entertainment, dancing, party favors, a three-course meal, cash bars, and a midnight countdown at the Grand Ballroom Westin Copley Place.
For an incredible New Year’s Eve like none other, head to the Pelham House Resort located on the beautiful Cape Cod oceanfront. This beautiful, distinctive hotel hosts a New Year’s Eve Bash boasting live entertainment, elevated food stations, access to both the rooftop and ballroom festivities, cash bars all night, and a midnight champagne toast.
Rockport New Year’s Eve is an year-end event celebrating the arts in a family-friendly atmosphere. Featuring over 30 performers at 14 venues downtown Rockport, this annual celebration draws in people of all ages and also offers children’s entertainment and activities throughout the evening. Attendees gather around to watch the ball drop in Dock Square at midnight, as well.
For a crazy night of fun and mayhem, look no further than the Sizzlin’ New Year’s Eve Party hosted at Salvatore's Riverwalk Lawrence. Attendees enjoy a full evening of live entertainment including some of the best stand-up comedians in the Boston area, DJ music, dancing, an incredible all-you-can-eat buffet by award-winning chefs, late night pizza menu, and festive party favors followed by a midnight champagne toast.
Known as Boston’s best spot for entertainment, The Greatest Bar in Boston hosts The Greatest Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party where attendees come adorned in 20’s style black tie and flapper-inspired finery for a timeless and glamorous New Year’s Eve experience. There’s lots of poppin’ bottles, dancing, and celebrating throughout the night at this spectacular event.
Make lasting memories at the First Night Boston, an annual New Year’s Eve celebration and tradition since 1975. This one-of-a-kind event features endless entertainment, ice sculpture exhibitions, family-friendly activities, the People's Procession parade, live music, dancing, and a vibrant fireworks display.
Head to Wamesit Lanes for their New Year’s Eve Bash & Karaoke celebration. This 21+ event features a variety of fun activities including DJ karaoke, free bowling, arcade games, a delicious pizza bar, midnight champagne toast, and live ball drop on the big screen. The top karaoke performer wins a $500 prize!
Indulge in a decadent four-course dinner paired with fantastic cocktails this New Year’s Eve at Less Than Greater Than in the metrowest area. Known for their handcrafted cocktails and innovative cuisine, this premier speakeasy aims to create the most memorable dining experience in a dim, cobbler-shop atmosphere.