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First Night Events

Ring in the New Year in New England at one of the region's First Night celebrations. See also: New Year's Eve Getaway Packages in New England

First Night Hartford
Ring in the new year with festive, multicultural events throughout downtown Hartford, Connecticut, during the capital city's annual First Night celebration.

First Night Boston
Ring in the new year at North America's oldest First Night Celebration. First Night in Boston attracts about one million people each New Year's Eve.

Beverly's New Year
Beverly, Massachusetts, has a long tradition of hosting New Year's Eve events. Join in this community arts celebration, and welcome the new year.

Bright Night Providence
Providence goes its own way, calling Rhode Island's largest New Year's Eve celebration "Bright Night," although it resembles many First Night events with its focus on the arts and family fun. Bright Night will be on hiatus in 2013 but planning is in process for a return of the event in 2014.

First Night Burlington
Burlington, Vermont, is home to the world's fifth oldest First Night celebration featuring a full line-up of performances, (almost) all for the cost of one button.

First Night Chatham
Ring in the new year on Cape Cod with a First Night celebration that builds up to the Countdown Cod Drop at midnight. "Roll Out the Red Carpet!" is this year's theme.

First Night Danbury
Ring in the new year in Danbury, Connecticut, with events at more than a dozen city venues.

First Night Northampton
Toast the new year in this artsy Massachusetts town, where a button purchase entitles you to 12 hours of fun.

First Night Portsmouth
This cultural celebration in seaside Portsmouth, New Hampshire, offers a wide variety of entertainment options for all ages.

First Night Sandwich
Sandwich, Massachusetts, will celebrate its second First Night in 2013. Celebrate New Year's Eve on Cape Cod with a variety of performances and festivities geared toward families. The grand finale comes at 9 p.m., so you won't have to contend with overtired offspring on New Year's Day: Bonus!

First Night Westport
The Connecticut town of Westport hosts a community-based, safe celebration of new year's arrival. Party until 10 p.m., and celebrate First Night Westport's 20th year!

First Night Wolfeboro
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, on Lake Winnipesaukee rings in the new year with performances, fireworks, a parade and more.

First Night Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts, dishes up a celebration of arts and community for First Night revelers in central Massachusetts.

St. Johnsbury First Night
St. Johnsbury, Vermont, hosts a family-oriented New Year's Eve celebration to welcome 2014. First Night St. Johnsbury will feature performances by more than 220 musicians, dancers and other entertainers at 18 venues on and near Main Street.

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