Boston Journals

Boston's First Night

A December 2000 trip to Boston by Alyssa

First Night Boston Photo, Boston, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: New Year's Eve in Boston is about as good as it gets, with thousands of entertainment options throughout the city, culminating in a fireworks display over the waterfront at midnight. It's the non-alcoholic, family alternative to ringing in the New Year and merry-makers come from far and wide.

First Night Boston

Attraction | "Boston's First Night"

First Night Boston Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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The annual parade is a magical introduction to the New Year. It begins at 5:00 p.m. at the corner of Gloucester and Boylston Streets (in Back Bay). Allow time after that for a bite to eat, or you'll be very hungry later! Then choose a few events, plan to get there ahead of time, and don't miss the midnight fireworks display at the Boston Waterfront. Avoid the crowds by walking to the South Station T-stop or Downtown Crossing (Washington Street), both on the redline, afterwards.${QuickSuggestions} Get your First Night button ($15) ahead of the crowds, at Bostix at Copley Square and Faneuil Hall, Boston Common Visitor Information Center, McDonald's, Museum of Fine Arts, Prudential Center Visitor Kio...Read More

First Night Boston
Various Locations
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 536-4100

Marriott Boston Long Wharf

Hotel | "Marriott Long Wharf"

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The Marriott Long Wharf is perfectly located at Boston Harbor for a prime view of the fireworks at midnight. Although rooms are at a premium on New Year''s Eve, some accommodations with two double beds are available with breakfast included and free parking for $375, the First Night rate. Or, if you prefer to stay on Saturday night, rooms are available for $159 and $174. The sleek and spacious lobby is perfect for planning your First Night itinerary, with concierge service to assist you and restaurants on site. Customer care is at a high level at this Marriott property, and there is a fitness club and indoor pool to keep you in shape.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 28, 2000

Marriott Boston Long Wharf
296 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
(617) 227-0800

Legal Sea Foods

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Restaurant

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Legal Sea Foods serves dinner from 4:00 - 11:00 p.m. Call ahead for preferred seating,(617) 426-4444. Sample entrees: Baked stuffed lobster ($30.00); Cioppino ($25.00), a melange of lobster, scallops, whitefish, and other seafood, served with jasmine rice; Swordfish with red onion jam, rice pilaf, and sauteed mushrooms with spinach. ($23.00). There is never a lack of fine dining in Boston. On New Year's Eve, advance reservations are recommended. Some other choices: Italian fare is in abundance in Boston's North End. Try Mother Anna's at 211 Hanover St. for entrees such as Chicken, ziti, and broccoli ($13.95); Veal Roberto ($15.95); Pollo Venezia ($13.95), with mushrooms, artichok...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 28, 2000

Legal Sea Foods
26 Park Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 426-4444

First Night Boston

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Attraction | "A Sampling of First Night Events"

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of Boston's First Night and there will be 1,000 or more artists and performers to see. Some highlighs: The Grand Procession at 5:00 p.m. with "celestial space animals," life-sized puppets, creatures on stilts, bicycles and floats, marching musicians, clowns and assorted night people in costume; illuminated ice sculptures on the Boston Common; Israeli Folk Songs at the Boston Public Library at 10:00 and 11:00 p.m.; a Samba Fest and Workshop at the Hynes Center, Room 100, at 1:30 and 3:00 p.m.; Dance Theater, with a stunt man, a martial artist, a gymnast and a puppeteer, at Boston Ballet Building, Studio 3 at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.; a gospel choir at St. James the Grea...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 28, 2000

First Night Boston
Various Locations
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 536-4100

Participatory Events at First Night

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There is such an abundance of arts and performance events at First Night that it's difficult to know where to start. But here area few events that invite participation. ImprovBoston. Your ideas become skits and songs at the DuBlois Auditorium, Tufts School of Medicine, 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. Ring in the New Year, literally, when you cross "Millennium's Bridge" on the Parade Ground, 1:00 p.m.-midnight. Become another creature when professional face painters transform your look, Hynes Hall A, 1:00-6:00 p.m. Club 2001. Dance the night away with disco lights, pop rhythms, and a DJ, Hynes Exhibit Hall D, 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Express your hopes and dreams in ima...Read More