Count down to 2020!

Over a dozen businesses and cultural institutions from Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods have come together for New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront 2020. 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 seven 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 such as the Ice Sculpture Stroll to over a dozen sites and other activities from 1:00pm – 4:00pm on December 31, 2019.

  • Follow the Ice Sculpture Stroll to over a dozen sites and other activities from 1:00pm – 4:00pm on December 31, 2019.
  • 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.



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.

Click here to view the interactive map


Atlantic Wharf280 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
Battery Wharf Hotel3 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 02109
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center191w Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110
Boston Harbor Hotel70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
The Bostonian Boston26 North St, Boston, MA 02109
Charlestown Navy YardCharlestown Navy Yard, Dry Dock #1 @ Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129
Christopher Columbus ParkChristopher Columbus Park, Boston, MA 02110
Clippership Wharf45 Lewis St, Boston, MA 02128
Envoy Hotel70 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210
Fan Pier1 Marina Park Drive, Boston, MA 02210
Fjällräven70 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
International PlaceInternational Place, Boston, MA 02110
Kings Dining and Entertainment60 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
L.L.Bean56 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
Marriott Long Wharf296 State St, Boston, MA 02109
Moakley Courthouse1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA 02210
New England Aquarium1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
SEPHORA66 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
WS Development / One Seaport60 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
WS Development / Seaport Common85 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
YOTEL Boston65 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210

New Year’s Eve Activities

December 31 and January 1, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Faneuil Hall
4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109

Veteran showman Jason Escape will be performing numerous times during the celebration. Watch as Jason, bound in a straight jacket and rope, attempts to escape while suspended upside down, 20 feet above the earth. Jason mixes comedy, escapology, and superb showmanship while dazzling audiences with an amazingly interactive show.

In addition, several musicians will be showcasing their talents throughout the Marketplace and upstairs in the upper Rotunda of Quincy Market.
Nightly through January 1, 4:30pm – 10:00 pm
Faneuil Hall
4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109

Blink, the free holiday light and sound show runs now through January 1st at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. It features the city’s tallest holiday tree illuminated with thousands of blinking lights that are synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes.

Six songs rotate every half hour from 4:30 – 10 pm nightly. Artists include Mariah Carey and Kelly Clarkson.
December 31, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Envoy Hotel
70 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210

Get up close and personal with the real firetrucks and other first responder vehicles at the Envoy Hotel’s annual Touch-A-Truck event.
December 31, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Join The Boston Harbor Hotel as they host a special tour of the hotel's vintage map gallery on New Year's Eve. The map collection includes many great maps of Boston and Massachusetts Bay dating as far back as the early discovery of the new world.

December 31, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion
191 W Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

On New Year’s Eve, join Liz Nelson Weaver from the Friends of the Harborwalk for a walking tour of Boston’s historic wharves.

December 9 through February 2
Seaport Common
85 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Seaport has partnered with Creos to bring a new interactive art installation to Seaport Common, Entre les rangs by KANVA.

A tribute to fields of wheat that shimmer in the wind as the season’s pass, Entre les rangs covers Seaport Common with thousands of white crystalline stems topped with white reflectors that capture the rhythm of the surrounding urban space and reflect its life.


Discounted parking is available at these locations:

– Atlantic Wharf

280 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

Arrive after 1pm on 12/31 or anytime on 1/1. Present a copy of our Ice Sculpture Stroll map and pay in the P1 garage office. $15

– The Harbor Garage

270 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

Arrive any time on 12/31. Present a copy of our Ice Sculpture Stroll map to the cashier prior to exiting. $20.20


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 2020. 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, 2019 11:59pm
Where: Boston Harbor with suggested viewing locations at Christopher Columbus Park, Fan Pier, and East Boston Harborwalk

Donate to the Fireworks Fund


Enter to win a Staycation Giveaway prize package 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.



  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.


  • Register via Eventbrite 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!