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Over a dozen businesses and cultural institutions from Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods have come together for New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront 2019. Together we are making this New Year’s Eve a fun and memorable one. As a non-profit led initiative, this celebration is a culmination of six successful years of free and low-cost waterfront programming for residents and visitors across Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods. Click here to support our work.

On New Year’s Eve, Boston Harbor Now is organizing several FREE fun events across the waterfront to ring in the new year:

  • Follow the Ice Sculpture Stroll to over a dozen sites and other activities from 1:00pm – 4:00pm on December 31, 2018.
  • Enjoy waterfront activities like:
    • Harbor Map Tour at the Boston Harbor Hotel
    • Touch-a-Truck with First Responders at the Envoy Hotel
    • Walking Tour of the Wharf District with the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk
  • Countdown to the new years with the return of New Year’s Eve Midnight Harbor Fireworks.
  • Start your New Year off right with the annual First Day Hike with our partners at DCR and the National Park Service from the Old North Church to the Bunker Hill Monument.

Happy Holidays!



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:

  • Battery Wharf Hotel – 3 Battery Wharf, Boston 02109
  • The Bostonian Hotel – 26 North St, Boston, MA 02109
  • Pilot House & The Barr Foundation – 32 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110 (NEW)
  • The Greenway Carousel at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove – Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA 02114 (NEW)
  • Boston Harbor Island Welcome Center – 191w Atlantic Avenue, Boston 02110
  • New England Aquarium – 1 Central Wharf, Boston 02110
  • Boston Harbor Hotel – 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston 02110
  • International Place – 1 International Place, Boston 02110
  • Atlantic Wharf – 280 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210 (NEW)
  • Envoy Hotel – 70 Sleeper Street, Boston 02210
  • LL Bean – 56 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210 (NEW)
  • YOTEL Boston – 65 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210 (NEW)
  • Moakley Courthouse – 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA 02210 (NEW)
  • One Seaport – 60 Seaport Boulevard, Boston 02210
  • Fan Pier – ONE Marina Park Drive, Boston, MA 02210
  • Seaport Common – 85 Northern Avenue, Boston 02210
  • Seaport Place – 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston 02210

Downloadable 2019 Stroll Map here!

Walking Map of the Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll 2019


Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll
Presented by: Boston Harbor Now & Waterfront Partners
When: December 31, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Boston Waterfront
Register Here – FREE

Harborwalk Walking Tour
Presented by: (Friends of the Boston Harborwalk)
When: December 31, 1pm – 2pm
Where: Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Greenway
Register Here – FREE (SOLD OUT)

Vintage Harbor Map Tour
Presented by: Boston Harbor Hotel
When: December 31, 11am-12pm
Where: Boston Harbor Hotel Magellan Map Room
Register Here – FREE (SOLD OUT)

Touch-a-Truck (& Boats)
Presented by: The Envoy Hotel
When: December 31, 1pm-4pm
Where: Envoy Hotel Boston, Fort Point Channel
Register Here – FREE

New Years Eve Midnight Harbor Fireworks
Presented by: Boston Harbor Now, The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, & The Wharf District Council
When: December 31, 11:59pm – 12:15am
Where: Boston Harbor
Register Here – FREE

First Day Hike: Paul Revere’s Lantern Walk
Presented by: National Park Service, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Boston Harbor Now
When: January 1, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Where: Old North Church to Bunker Hill Monument
Register Here – FREE (SOLD OUT)

Seafarer’s Island Holiday: New Year’s Cruise to Thompson Island
Presented by: Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands
When: January 1, 12:00 – 4:00pm
Where: Thompson Island
Get Tickets Here – $30/Adults $25/Children




Boston Harbor Now, in partnership with the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, the Wharf District Council and the City of Boston, is proud to host New Year’s Eve Midnight Harbor Fireworks for 2018. Ring in the new year with a brilliant display from a barge centered between Long Wharf and Fan Pier. Ideal viewing locations are from Christopher Columbus Park in the North End, Fan Pier in the Seaport District, and from the East Boston Harborwalk.

When: December 31, 2018 11:59pm
Where: Boston Harbor with suggested viewing locations at Christopher Columbus Park, Fan Pier, and East Boston Harborwalk


New Year’s Eve Evening Events


Enter to win a Staycation Giveaway prize package valued at over $1000 by visiting the waterfront this New Year’s Eve. Prize includes an overnight stay at a luxury hotel property, meal vouchers to area restaurants, a winter cruise, and other exciting local experiences.

Grand Prize:
– Overnight Stay at The Envoy Hotel w/ complimentary continental breakfast
– $100 Dinner Gift Certificate to State Street Provisions
– $50 Lunch Gift Certificate to Legal Sea Foods
– 2 Tickets to Showplace ICON luxury movie theatre
– 2 Tickets to Boston Harbor Islands Winter Wander Cruise

– 2 Tickets to Showplace ICON luxury movie theatre
– Plush SEAPORT signature throw blankets, tumbler set, and other posh goodies
– 2 Tickets to Boston Harbor Islands Winter Wander Cruise



  1. Post a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with one of our qualifying New Years Eve on the Harbor ice sculptures OR our midnight Harbor Fireworks.
  2. Tag @BostonHarborNow to enter.
  3. Add the partner location of the photos. See locations map here.


  • Register via this Eventbrite page and be automatically entered into the raffle drawing for the Staycation Giveaway prize package.
  • One entry per Eventbrite account will qualify.
 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 2019. Some blackout dates for hotel reservations may apply and subject to availability. Boston Harbor Now reserves the right to disqualify entries that fail to meet contest rules and criteria. Good luck!


Boston Harbor Now is proud to have partnered with over a dozen waterfront organizations, businesses, and entities to bring this beloved tradition back this season. We wish to thank these partners for their contribution and support:

City of Boston
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park
Wharf District Council
First Night Boston / Conventures
The Barr Foundation
Battery Wharf Hotel
The Bostonian Boston
Boston Fire Museum
Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park
Boston Harbor Hotel
The Boston Harbor Pilots Association
Boston Properties / Atlantic Wharf
Brookline Ice Co.
Envoy Hotel
Fan Pier / CBRE New England / The Fallon Company
Grafton Restaurant Group
International Place, The Chiofaro Company
Legal Sea Foods
LL Bean
Moakley Courthouse
New England Aquarium
Pilot House
The Greenway Conservancy
Seaport Place
Tango Seaport
United State Coast Guard
WS Development
YOTEL Boston


Discounted Parking Offer

The Chiofaro CompanyThe Boston Harbor Garage is offering a special discounted parking all-day rate for guests of the Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll. Please download our flyer for more details.



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