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Monday, December 31
 

12:00pm

Sonika Vaid
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Sonika Vaid

Local singer from American Idol fame wows audiences with her range and power.


Monday December 31, 2018 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Newsfeed Café 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

12:00pm

DB Studios
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DB Studios

Ballroom, ballet, and jazz dance showcase from Lexington’s premier dance studio


Monday December 31, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Commonwealth Salon Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

12:00pm

Chu Ling Dance Academy
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Chu Ling Dance Academy

Boston-based dance studio performs acts representing various Asian cultures


Monday December 31, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Copley Place Mall 100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

12:15pm

Puppet Showplace Theater
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Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet shows and performances for families and children of all ages


Monday December 31, 2018 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), McKim Exhibition Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

12:30pm

Sweet Harmony
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Sweet Harmony

A vocal troupe from Hyde Park, Massachusetts. Bringing beautiful melodies and harmonies from all genres and decades including jazz, rock, pop, and Broadway, this group is sure to impress!


Monday December 31, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

12:45pm

DB Studios
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DB Studios

Ballroom, ballet, and jazz dance showcase from Lexington’s premier dance studio


Monday December 31, 2018 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Commonwealth Salon Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

12:45pm

Kennedy Campbell
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Kennedy Campbell

Sixteen-year-old singer and songwriter and winner of Miss Massachusetts Teen America


Monday December 31, 2018 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Newsfeed Café 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

1:00pm

Puppet Showplace Theater
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Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet shows and performances for families and children of all ages


Monday December 31, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), McKim Exhibition Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

1:00pm

ImprovBoston
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ImprovBoston

Improvisational comedy and sketch acts with 45-minute performances


Monday December 31, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Rabb Lecture Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

1:00pm

Handel & Haydn Society Jubilee Day Concert
A celebratory afternoon of music and storytelling on the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Presented in partnership with the Museum of African American History.


Monday December 31, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Trinity Church 206 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

1:00pm

GBCCA: Arts & Crafts and Cultural Performances
The Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA) is a non-political, non-profit organization to promote public awareness of Chinese culture and heritage, to enhance the well being and social standing of Chinese Americans; and to provide an environment for people to learn Chinese culture, language, and arts. For more than 20 years, GBCCA has been actively participating the Boston First Night Celebration by providing hands–on arts & crafts activities, dance & music performance, and bringing Lion & dragon dances, and illuminated lanterns, etc. to the Parade.


Monday December 31, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), Guastavino Room Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

1:15pm

Emily Ruskowski
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Emily Ruskowksi

Boston-based stand-up comedian


Monday December 31, 2018 1:15pm - 1:25pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

1:30pm

Sonika Vaid
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Sonika Vaid

Local singer from American Idol fame wows audiences with her range and power.


Monday December 31, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Newsfeed Café 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

1:30pm

Rhema Heywood
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Monday December 31, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

1:45pm

Emily Ruskowski
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Emily Ruskowksi

Boston-based stand-up comedian


Monday December 31, 2018 1:45pm - 1:55pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

1:45pm

Puppet Showplace Theater
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Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet shows and performances for families and children of all ages


Monday December 31, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), McKim Exhibition Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:00pm

BJ Snowden
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BJ Snowden

Accomplished pianist plays fun tunes and original jingles


Monday December 31, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Commonwealth Salon Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:00pm

Four Shadow
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Four Shadow

All-male teen rock quartet from Merrimack Valley


Monday December 31, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

2:00pm

Boston Sax Quartet
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Boston Sax Quartet

Toe-tapping swing, ragtime, jazz, and more


Monday December 31, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Copley Place Mall 100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

2:15pm

ImprovBoston
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ImprovBoston

Improvisational comedy and sketch acts with 45-minute performances


Monday December 31, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Rabb Lecture Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:30pm

Lamont Price
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Lamont Price

Boston-based comedian


Monday December 31, 2018 2:30pm - 2:40pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

2:30pm

Puppet Showplace Theater
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Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet shows and performances for families and children of all ages


Monday December 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), McKim Exhibition Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:30pm

Responders
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Responders

Five-piece indie blues/rock group channels influence from The Black Keys and The Rolling Stones


Monday December 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Newsfeed Café 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

2:45pm

Alli Haber
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Alli Haber

Teen pop singer/songwriter


Monday December 31, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

3:00pm

Boston Sax Quartet
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Boston Sax Quartet

Toe-tapping swing, ragtime, jazz, and more


Monday December 31, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Copley Place Mall 100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

3:00pm

The King of Instruments
Organ performance from the church’s 7,000 pipe organ


Monday December 31, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Old South Church 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

3:15pm

Puppet Showplace Theater
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Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet shows and performances for families and children of all ages


Monday December 31, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), McKim Exhibition Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

3:15pm

DJ Music
Monday December 31, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

3:30pm

ImprovBoston
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ImprovBoston

Improvisational comedy and sketch acts with 45-minute performances


Monday December 31, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Rabb Lecture Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

3:45pm

Responders
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Responders

Five-piece indie blues/rock group channels influence from The Black Keys and The Rolling Stones


Monday December 31, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Newsfeed Café 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

3:45pm

Intelligent Television
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Intelligent Television

Indie rock and alternative band from Troy, NY


Monday December 31, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

4:00pm

BJ Snowden
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BJ Snowden

Accomplished pianist plays fun tunes and original jingles


Monday December 31, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Commonwealth Salon Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

4:00pm

Organ Concert
Soul-touching performances from three organists upon one of the world’s ten largest organs

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Monday December 31, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist 210 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

4:30pm

Lamont Price
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Lamont Price

Boston-based comedian


Monday December 31, 2018 4:30pm - 4:40pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

4:50pm

Paco
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Paco

Oldies singer performs with a band from Berklee College of Music


Monday December 31, 2018 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

5:00pm

Busking Brothers
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Busking Brothers

Boston-based guitar trio blends beats and vocals with harmony

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Monday December 31, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
AT&T Store – Boylston Street 699 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

5:30pm

Vocal Revolution
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Vocal Revolution

Men’s a cappella chorus, winner of WGBH’s second season of Sing That Thing


Monday December 31, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

5:30pm

Frog Pond Skating Spectacular
Join The Skating Club of Boston at The Boston Common Frog Pond for a FREE figure skating show featuring national and international competitive figure skaters, soloists, groups, wee skaters, and Team Excel Synchronized Skating and Theatre On Ice of Boston teams. Ring in the New Year with friends and family at a fantastic show!

Headlined by international and national competitive figure skaters from The Skating Club of Boston. First Night’s production will star 3-Time U.S. Champion, World Silver Medalist, and Olympic Medalist, Ashley Wagner!

Visit bostonfrogpond.com for more information.

Immediately following the show, the Boston Family Fireworks will take place on Boston Common at 7:00 PM.



Monday December 31, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Boston Common 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA

6:00pm

People's Procession
Join the annual People’s Procession from Copley Square to Boston Common! With antique cars, giant puppets, dancers and a Chinese Dragon, this is a parade you won't want to miss! Be a part of the Procession by joining Puppeteers Cooperative before the parade and bringing a giant puppet to life on its way down Boylston Street!


Monday December 31, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

6:30pm

Pipes and Pops Concert
Organ and classical performance and holiday favorites


Monday December 31, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Old South Church 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

7:00pm

Boston’s Family Fireworks Produced by The Mugar Foundation & The City of Boston
Enjoy a fantastic Fireworks Display over Boston Common, brought to you by The Mugar Foundation.


Monday December 31, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Boston Common 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA

7:45pm

STL GLD
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STL GLD

Up and coming hip-hop duo from Boston brings rhymes and winner of 2017 Album of the year at 2017 Boston Music Awards


Monday December 31, 2018 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

8:00pm

Pipes and Pops Concert
Organ and classical performance and holiday favorites


Monday December 31, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Old South Church 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

8:30pm

Flight of Fire
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Flight of Fire

Female rock band known for their onstage antics and hard rock attitude


Monday December 31, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

9:00pm

Sonika Vaid
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Sonika Vaid

Local singer from American Idol fame wows audiences with her range and power.


Monday December 31, 2018 9:00pm - 9:15pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

9:30pm

Menage
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Menage

Brother and Sister fronted alternative rock band from Toronto, Ontario


Monday December 31, 2018 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

10:15pm

Single by Sunday
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Single by Sunday

Award winning, high Energy pop-punk rock band from Glasgow, Scotland


Monday December 31, 2018 10:15pm - 10:45pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

11:20pm

Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos
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Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos

Front man for State Radio and Dispatch leads The Pintos and all of New England into 2019


Monday December 31, 2018 11:20pm - 11:58pm
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

12:00am

Midnight Fireworks on the Harbor
There will be two fireworks displays over Boston Harbor with viewing in the North End and the Seaport. Midnight harbor fireworks are made possible through the efforts of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Boston Harbor Now, the Wharf District Council, the City of Boston and businesses all around the Harbor.


Tuesday January 1, 2019 12:00am - 12:30am
Boston Harbor Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA 02128, USA

12:00am

Chadwick Stokes and the Pintos
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Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos

Front man for State Radio and Dispatch leads The Pintos and all of New England into 2019


Tuesday January 1, 2019 12:00am - 12:30am
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

12:00am

First Night Copley Countdown – Midnight Pyrotechnics & Light Show
First Night culminates with the highly anticipated Copley Countdown, a multi-sensory display of live music, a dazzling light show and pyrotechnics in Copley Square.



Tuesday January 1, 2019 12:00am - 12:30am
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA