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Boston Activities: How to Ring in the New Year on Boston’s Big Night

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Boston Park Plaza - New Years Eve Tips
Posted December 3rd, 2011

The Holiday Season can be overwhelming, so read our tips for a fabulous Boston New Year’s Eve and save yourself the stress of having to plan it.

At Boston Park Plaza, we know how much there is to do around the Holiday Season: travel, parties, Holiday Shopping, baking, gift wrapping, and connecting with friends and family, so we’ve assembled a little list of Boston Events and Holiday Highlights so you can make the most out of one of the biggest nights of the year: a Boston New Year’s Eve. Consider it our little gift to you.

1. Anti-Resolution Party | Dante, 40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA 02142, 601.497.4200
8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Chef Dante de Magistris is whipping up some culinary appetizers and food stations inspired by the seven deadly sins and those who commit them. This Boston New Year’s Eve fete is held at restaurant Dante with DJ Adilson providing the music as well as a champagne toast, which we’re certain will pair perfectly with any of the sins. For 21 and older only; $80.00 per person.

2. Resolution Ball | The Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02138, 781.444.7771
7:30 p.m. – 2:00a.m.
The 14th Annual Resolution Ball is a chance for young professionals to put on their holiday best including the option of black tie attire and party the year away with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a cocktail reception, champagne toast, DJ Samule L., the Felix Brown Band, and goodie bags. 21 and older. Cost is $75.00, $125.00 or $185.00.

3. The Timberfakes with Lady Ska-Ga | The Middle East, 472-480 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
8:00 p.m.
He’s back from the big screen! Or, at least it appears that way. The Timberfakes, Boston’s Justin Timberlake cover band, will be bringing your favorite sexy back with his music from the ‘90s for a fun and fabulous New Year’s Eve. And, if that isn’t enough, Lady Ska-Ga (aka Porctopus) will be joining them for an all ska tribute to Lady Gaga. 18 and older. Cost is $25.00.

4. “Great Gatsby” Gala | The Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland St., Charlestown, MA 02129
8:00p.m.
If you like to swing, this is the Boston New Year’s Eve party for you. Boston Swing Central will be performing as all your favorite Roaring characters including Daisy Buchanan, Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, and even F. Scott Fitzgerald himself for this 1920s themed swing dance party. A one-hour swing lesson is included with admission and the Baby Soda Jazz Band will perform. 21 and older. Cost is $20.00 - $30.00.

With many Boston Hotels to choose from, a favorite choice that is conveniently located amidst all the Boston Attractions and Boston Events is the historic Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, offering sophistication and elegance steps from the Boston Common with Frog Pond, and close to Newbury Street, the Theatre & Financial Districts, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston’s Historic Landmarks, and just 3 miles from Logan International Airport.

5. The Beehive’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza | The Beehive, 541 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116, 617.423.0069
9:00 p.m.
The Beehive in Boston’s South End is hosting a swanky New Year’s Eve in what they describe as a “glamtastic, all-star funk, sultry burlesque, champagne-soaked” evening. How could it not be? With live music by The AB’s with Sinclair Jennings and burlesque performances by Calamity Chang and Stormy Leather, get ready for sensory decadence. 21 and older. Cost of $105.00 includes buffet. Cash bar.

6. Tupac Rave: NYE 2012 | Good Life, 28 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111, 617.451.2622
9:00 p.m.
If you want something way different, experience Tupac Rave at the Good Life, a Boston Bar, with DJs Johanns G, Lacy, Mr. McNeill, Olivetti, CS, On & On, DJ Knife, Leah V, and Evaredy. In assication with Pabst Blue Ribbon, St. Ideas Special Brew, and CreateSpace Collab, 2 floors with 2 totally different experiences are bringing on the Tupacalypse. 21 and older. Cost is $35.

7. New Year’s Eve Roque & Glam Slam | Church, 69 Kilmarnock St., Boston, MA 02215, 617.236.7600
8:00 p.m.
What looks like a royal band of merry men, but isn’t, in what’s called Church, but isn’t, you’ll experience Upper Crust, a local Boston Rock Band that’s played on the “Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and opened for Aerosmith and Tenacious D. Now back for their 5th year in a row, they’ll be rocking in the New Year with Sidewalk Driver and Gene Dante & the Future Starlets. 21 and older. Cost is $25 or $20 in advance.

8. The Donkey Show | Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617.547.8300
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m
Adults 18 and older can ring in the New Year with a roller-skating Puck where the American Repertory Theater brings together Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with the best disco tunes of the ‘70s. Light fare and a champagne toast at midnight are included. Cost is $55.00 - $95.00.

9. New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise | Rowes Wharf, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210, 866.307.2469
8:00 p.m. Boarding; 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Cruise
Embark on an odyssey into 2012 aboard the Odyssey with a four-course meal, champagne, entertainment, and an inspiring view of the downtown Boston fireworks display. Packages start at $159.00

10. First Night Boston | 35 Venues throughout Boston
On December 31st the city comes to life with an incredible variety of arts from 1,000 artists in 200 performances and exhibits on show as the countdown to 2012 begins. Highlights include the Grand Procession and the Boston Family Fireworks. First Night buttons are available at retail locations throughout the city and include admission to 12 hours of programming and indoor activities plus discounts before and after First Night.

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