The Boston Harbor NYE Fireworks are back! 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
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.
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.
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