Family friendly events in Boston for New Year's Eve 2017
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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Boston at the family-friendly First Night events, which will include entertainment and fireworks to ring as 2017 turns into 2018.

First Night at Copley Square
Dec. 31 @ 12 p.m.
Copley Square, Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116

There will be a full day of entertainment at Copley Square as part of Boston’s First Night Celebration. The entire family will enjoy live music by entertainers, including Sweet Harmony, Code 51, Downtown Brass, Dancin’ Diamonds, Girls Nite Out, TEMOS International Rhythm Section, PK & The Mighty 7, Dutch Rebelle, and Carissa Johnson. The Copley Countdown with Eli “Paperboy” Reed will be followed by a show of fireworks and light at midnight.   Admission will be free.

First Night at Boston Public Library
Dec. 31 @ 1 p.m.
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116

Kids and adults will enjoy the First Night activities at the Boston Public Library on New Year’s Eve. The library will feature GBCCA Arts & Crafts, Puppet Showplace Theater, Boston Sax Quartet, ImprovBoston, United Ensemble, Katrina Kincade, and the WGBH Broadcast. All First Night events will be free to the public.

Frog Pond Skating Spectacular
Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Boston Common, Boston, MA 02116

The Skating Club of Boston will present this special show of figure skating, which will feature national and international competitive figure skaters. The skating rink will close at 4 p.m. to set up for the show and will remain closed after the show.

People’s Procession Parade
Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Copley Square, Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116

The People’s Procession will march down Boylston Street from Copley Square to Boston Commons. Toin in the fun and parade along with puppets, dancers, and a Chinese Dragon.

Family Fireworks by the Mugar Foundation
Dec. 31 @ 7 p.m.
Boston Common, Boston, MA 02116

The family-friendly early fireworks show over will be launched at 7 p.m. A second fireworks show will ring in the New Year at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Dec. 31 @ midnight
Copley Square, Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116

Dramatic pyrotechnics will light the skies over Copley Square ring in the New Year. The midnight fireworks show will be the second of the evening, as there will also be a firework show at 7 p.m. The Midnight Fireworks on the Harbor will be presented by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, Boston Harbor Now, and Wharf District Council.