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Count down to 2022!

Our signature Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll is back! Get ready to count down to 2022 with over TWO dozen ice sculptures hosted by businesses and cultural sites across the waterfront – the largest Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll EVER!

Get ready to don your winter boots and start strolling during this FREE, fun, and safe waterfront excursion. A lineup of over a dozen unique ice sculptures will be on display from 1:00pm – dusk on December 31, 2021.

As a non-profit led initiative, this celebration is a culmination of nine successful years of free and low-cost waterfront programming for residents and visitors across Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods. Click here to support our work.



Wind your way down the waterfront through the trail of interactive ice sculptures this New Year’s Eve. Come and see some of your seasonal favorites and some new designs hosted by Boston’s waterfront properties.



Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and Boston Harbor Now announced this year’s New Year’s Eve Midnight Fireworks celebration is back, taking place over the inner Boston Harbor between the North End and East Boston neighborhoods of the city. The nearly 40-year tradition returns to Boston Harbor, made possible through generous support from local businesses, waterfront organizations, and the City of Boston.

As part of the First Night celebration, visitors are invited to explore the waterfront, complete with
ice sculptures on display in East Boston, Charlestown, Downtown, and the Seaport. As the year
draws to a close, Boston Harbor Now, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, and others will
ring in the New Year with a fireworks display that begins promptly at midnight. Public viewing is
free and available along the Harborwalk at Fan Pier, Christopher Columbus Park, and the East
Boston waterfront.

  • When: December 31, 2021 11:59PM
  • Where: Boston Harbor between East Boston and Boston’s North End
  • Suggested viewing locations: Harborwalk at Fan Pier, Christopher Columbus Park, and the East Boston waterfront.

This year’s show was made possible by the generous support of Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau; NorthEndBoston.com; Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor; Fan Pier; Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment; Boston Harbor Hotel; Boston Harbor City Cruises; Boston Marriott Long Wharf; Yacht Haven; Reel House; Rep. Aaron Michelwitz; Seaport Master TRS LLC.; Boston City Walks; and Leverett Wing.


Getting Here

Ice sculptures are located close to transit stations across all major subway lines. Visit Courthouse (Silver Line), Aquarium (Blue Line), Maverick (Blue Line), Haymarket (Green / Orange Lines) or South Station (Red Line) for a short walk to ice sculptures and the Boston Harborwalk. Check out the MBTA website for service information.


Please follow our Covid-19 safety guidelines when participating in the Ice Sculpture Stroll.

  • Stay home if you feel sick. 
  • Do not participate if you have shown signs or symptoms for 14 days or exposure to sick individuals in the past 14 days. 
  • Maintain 6ft social distancing when waiting to take photos and gathering near sculptures.


Participate in the Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll Selfie Contest and enter to win a staycation prize package  for two! Prizes include restaurant gift cards, tickets to the Greenway Carousel, a family four pack to the Boston Harbor Islands, and a #BundleupBoston swag kit.



  1. Post a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with one of our qualifying New Years Eve on the Waterfront ice sculptures.
  2. Tag @BostonHarborNow to enter.
  3. Add the partner location of the photos.


You may enter as many times as you wish. One entry per unique photo. All three criteria must be met to qualify as a valid entry. Winners will be drawn at random during the first full week of January and notified via social media channels. Follow @BostonHarborNow to ensure our winner notification DMs shows up in your inbox. Prizes have no cash value and can be used during 2022. Boston Harbor Now reserves the right to disqualify entries that fail to meet contest rules and criteria. Good luck!