Your Guide to First Night Boston 2019 - NECN

Your Guide to First Night Boston 2019



    NBC10 Boston and necn Present: First Night Boston

    Join NBC10 Boston, necn and Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra at First Night Boston on New Year's Eve in Boston's Copley Square. (Published Friday, Dec. 7, 2018)

    First Night Boston is a huge celebration with ice sculptures, a pyrotechnics display, music and more.

    The events begin at noon on Dec. 31. From 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., First Night Boston will be broadcast live on necn. It will be broadcast live on NBC10 Boston from 6 to 8 p.m. and again from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Telemundo Boston will broadcast First Night Boston live from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

    First Night Boston will also be live on and and in the free NBC10 Boston and necn apps from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and on and the free Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra app from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

    First Night First Day 2019 is free and open to all.

    Kicking Off 2018 With First Night Boston's Celebration

    [NECN] Kicking Off 2018 With First Night Boston's Celebration

    Happy new year! At First Night Boston, we counted down to 2018 and then celebrated with a pyrotechnic show.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 1, 2018)

    Entertainment and special attractions will be focused in Copley Square, with local artists and musical performances spanning different cultures and fantastic ice sculptures.

    The full events schedule is available here, including performances by American Idol contestant Sonika Vaid, Sweet Harmony and headline act Chadwick Stokes. There will also be comedy from Lamont Price and Emily Ruskowski, and a dance performance by Chu Ling Dance Academy.

    The Skating Club of Boston will put on a Skating Spectacular at the Boston Common Frog Pond from 6 to 7 p.m., featuring Olympian Ashley Wagner and several other skaters with local ties.

    The People's Procession will be held at 6 p.m. from Copley Square to Boston Common, followed by a Family Fireworks display at 7. Before midnight, there will be a "Copley Countdown" with live music followed by a pyrotechnics show to ring in the New Year. There will also be midnight fireworks over Boston Harbor.

    Road closures: Dartmouth Street will be closed from St. James to Boylston from Dec. 31 through Jan. 1. Trinity Place and Blagden Street will be closed on the 31st and 1st. Boylston Street will be closed from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the 31st along the parade route from Dartmouth Street to the Boston Common.

    Public transportation: Copley Square can be reached by taking the MBTA subway or commuter rail. The following stops are all within a 20-minute walk from Copley Square:

    New England Shares: First Night Boston 2019

    New England Shares: First Night Boston 2019

    First Night Boston 2019 is a few weeks away and NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and necn will be recognizing three non-profit organizations, Project Hope, Center for Women & Enterprise and #HereForTheMusic, all dedicated to improving our community by empowering young girls and women. Throughout First Night Boston, spectators and viewers are encouraged to donate to their purpose.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 30, 2018)

    • Green Line: Copley Square Station

    • Orange Line: Back Bay Station

    • Red Line: Park Street Station

    To plan your trip, visit

    Parking: Paid parking is available in the following area garages:

    • 200 Clarendon St. Garage

    • Back Bay Garage

    • Copley Place Garage

    • Prudential Center Garage

    • Dartmouth Street Garage

    • Impark at 131 Dartmouth St.

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