Come ring in the New Year with the New Year’s Eve Festival of the Arts. Enjoy performances and events at these annual substance-free, New Year’s Eve festivals in the cities of Burlington and Montpelier.
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Boston’s First Night Festival of the Arts showcases the work of 1,000 artists in 200 performances and exhibits at 35 indoor and outdoor venues located throughout the downtown area on New Year’s Eve. This signature Boston event is the oldest and largest of its kind in North America, typically attracting about one million people from throughout the region. The day-long celebration runs from 1 pm to midnight each year on December 31. In addition to the broad range of lively music, dance, theater, visual art, and film programs offered, First Night’s traditional activities include a Family Festival at the Hynes Convention Center, a Grand Procession down Boylston Street, colossal ice sculptures that dot the city’s landscape and a spectacular fireworks display at midnight.
First Night Hartford is Hartford’s premier New Year’s Eve party, a multicultural, artistically unique, alcohol-free New Year’s experience with countless professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits that inspire thousands of people of all ages to attend each year. Come to the many venues that welcome the public on New Year’s Eve, including: Hartford Public Library, Hartford City Hall, The Old State House, State House Square, Wadsworth Atheneum, Center Church, South Church, Christ Cathedral Church, Charter Oak Cultural Center and The Bushnell Carousel.
Select weekends, January through March — Limited 2018 dates available. If you love unique travel experiences, spend a night at the top of Mt. Washington – the highest peak in the northeastern USA, known for its famous winter extremes. The Mt Washington Observatory’s Overnight EduTrips allow you to fully experience the summit of Mount Washington by spending a night in the weather station at 6,288 feet above sea level. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing and alpine adventure, then join staff scientists for a hearty dinner and stay overnight in bunk rooms. You might even get the opportunity to witness sunset and sunrise over New England – a breathtaking experience known only to the most intrepid mountaineers. Not ready for an overnight? Try a day trip instead.
The New England International Auto Show transforms the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center into the region’s largest new car showroom! One ticket equals five hundred rides as more than 35 major brands exhibit their newest compact cars, convertibles, SUVs, trucks, vans, electrics and hybrids. Ogle rare exotics, research a future vehicle purchase, compare features, options and stylings or learn about the latest innovations in safety, comfort and performance.
Every year during the month of January, Stowe comes alive with great winter fun featuring more than ten exciting events, from the silly to the sublime. Events include the Kids Carnival Kaos, hilarious Snowgolf & Snowvolleyball tournaments and the exciting NICA sanctioned Ice Carving Competition! Enjoy wonderful accommodations, great shopping opportunities, award-winning dining and of course, world-class skiing and snowboarding.