Ring in the New Year: The Top 5 New Year’s Eve Parties in Boston

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There can be a lot of pressure to figure out the perfect spot to spend New Year’s Eve.  After all, it is the culmination of a year of revelry and the launch to a new year ahead.  It has to be perfect, doesn’t it?  Truth be told, it matters more who you are with more than where you are. So be sure to grab your best friends, closest family members or that certain special someone and head to one of these top 5 New Year’s Eve parties in Boston.  And who knows, maybe you’ll meet some new special someones before the clock strikes midnight…

1 First Night Celebration

The City of Boston is renowned for its means of ringing in the New Year.  No matter how blustery and cold it may get, Bostonians flock to the city, darting in and out of venues and plazas to take in the overwhelming amount of festivities taking place.  From stunning ice sculptures, to a kiddie parade and performing artists of all styles and cultures, it is touted as one of the best in the nation.  All you need is a button and a program to have a memorable night out in Boston… just be sure to bundle up.

First Night Boston takes place throughout the city of Boston.

2 Cure Lounge NYE Grand Opening

Like a wedding, NYE celebrations should have something old and something new.  Grab your oldest and dearest friends and head to the newest nightlife hotspot in town: Cure Lounge for its Grand Opening celebration! DJs spin music from international hits to Top 40 mash-ups and dance classics.VIP seating is available for small and large groups. The customary champagne toast will take place at midnight is complimentary. The kiss at midnight is up to you.

Cure Lounge is located at 246 Tremont St., Theater District, Boston 617.695.2250

3 Liberty Hotel Midnight Masquerade Overnight Package

Typically a hotel NYE party is lame but terribly convenient since you only have to stumble upstairs for the after-party. Luckily, the uber chic Liberty Hotel is cool and convenient. Their NYE overnight package includes tickets to their Midnight Masquerade Ball, a welcome glass of champagne, complimentary Bloody Mary the next day at their Make Your Own Bloody Mary bar, recovery eye cream and extended check out at 2PM.

Liberty Hotel is located at 215 Charles St., Beacon Hill, Boston 617.224.4000

4 Spirit of Boston NYE Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Set sail on the high seas (well the happy harbor at least) on the Spirit of Boston to drink in a beautiful view of the city from the water and enjoy an up close view of the First Night fireworks display over Boston Harbor.  This is also a particularly good choice if you can’t choose between a nice dinner out or an evening of dancing, as you get both a grande dinner buffet and an evening full of dancing by DJ.

Spirit of Boston is docked at Commonwealth Pier, Seaport World trade Center, Boston 866.310.2469

5 Beehive’s Soul Resolution NYE 2011

If you are seeking something a little more soulful with a modern groovy twist, the Beehive is your hip haven with their Soul Resolution 2011 party. Soulful jazz funk sounds will be provided by Akashic Records artists with eclectic buffet of hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be prepared by Executive Chef Rebecca Newell. Plus, with one of the most extensive champagne lists in the region, The Beehive will be able to serve up just about any bubbly you may desire as the clock strikes 12.

Beehive is located at The Boston Center for the Arts, 541 Tremont St., South End, Boston 617.423.0069

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