3.8 min readBy Published On: December 28th, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – NYE 2023 Edition

Need weekend and NYE plans?! We’ve got you covered!

South Boston Story Time at the Library

Join Dani, the Librarian, for Story Time at the South Boston Branch on Friday, December 29th, from 10:30-11am. The story time is great for children ages 0-5. A great way to spend a Friday morning with the family. 

NYE Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll

Boston Harbor Now is hosting an Ice Sculpture Stroll on the Waterfront. Follow the sculptures to over a dozen sites. There will be a celebrity appearance from Betty the Yeti at Envoy from 1-2pm and at One Seaport Courtyard from 3-5pm. Envoy will also be hosting a Touch a Truck/Boat event from 12-4pm, featuring a vintage fire truck, patrol cars, US Coast Guard and more! Guaranteed fun for the whole family! 

Last Call for Snowport! 

The Holiday Market at Snowport is ending this weekend for the 2023 Holiday Season, on Sunday, December 31st. Snowport has over 120+ local vendors, a tree market, food, drinks, and everything you could need for the holiday season. Grab all the info regarding the market here!

Taylor Swift Tread Challenge at MySTRYDE

Calling all Swifties! On Friday, December 29th at 9:15am with Kelsey and 10:45am with Lauren W. MySTRYDE is hosting two Taylor Swit Tread Challenges!  You can sign up here!

First Night Boston

First Night Boston, New England’s largest New Year’s Eve party, returns to celebrate the start of 2023 at City Hall Plaza. The free and family-friendly event runs from 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2023, through 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 1, 2024.  The event features a wide range of local musicians, artists, and performers at indoor and outdoor venues. Learn the history of First Night Boston here! 

Expect dazzling ice sculptures, the “First Night Boston Parade,” a laser and pyrotechnic show, and two sets of fireworks to excited audiences. From organ concerts to hip-hop and country music to figure skating, a full schedule and event details are now available at www.firstnightboston.org.

Fresh Boston Bonus Brunch

Fresh Boston will be having Brunch starting Friday December 29th till Monday January 1st. They have delicious drinks and food options. It will be a perfect way to spend your Friday morning if you are off. Make your reservation here! 

Guys & Dolls NYE Renaissance

Grace by Nia is hosting a festive New Year’s Eve party from 9pm to 1am! Wear your best 1920’s attire! There will be prohibition-era cocktails, midnight toast, comfort food, party favors, and a red carpet experience! And, of course, there will be live jazz, brought to you by The Gracenotes. The atmosphere is the perfect place to ring in the new year! Get your tickets here!

New Year’s Eve Burlesque Ball

Join Capo for dinner and a show on New Year’s Eve. The sexiest way to start your 2024! They will have VIP tables and suites. Email [email protected] for more information. Make your general reservation here!

For more NYE plans, check them out here!

Jump in – 2024 – L Street Brownies Polar Plunge

We can’t think of a more shocking way to start off the new year by jumping into the frigid waters of Boston Harbor – talk about a jolt! Many believe it is good for one’s health, where one’s immune system can benefit from regular cold water plunges. This belief is part of the foundation of the L Street Brownies – the oldest “polar bear” club in America, and for over 100 years, the polar plunge has been part of the neighborhood culture on New Year’s Day! Get all the details here! 

New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch

Nurse your hangover at Local 149 on New Year’s Day in your pjs. Enjoy hangover brunch specials or jump-start your resolutions with their healthy options. Make your reservation here!

New Year’s Day Reggae Brunch at Loco

On Monday, enjoy live music with conscious Reggae from 12 pm-4 pm plus food + drink specials! Reservations recommended! 

Live Music Roundup

Grace by Nia: Gramjam x Familam, Friday, December 29th 10pm-2am. Tiffany Freeman, Saturday, December 30th, 10pm-2am, Angelena and The unit, December 31st, from 11am-4pm for bunch. 

Hunter’s: Matty Sheehan, Sunday, December 31st at 3 pm and DJ Nathan Patz at 9 pm. 


Bruins vs. Devils, Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7pm

Bruins vs. Red Wings, Sunday, Dec. 31 at 5pm

Celtics vs. Raptors, Friday, Dec. 29 at 7:30pm

Celtics vs. Spurs, Sunday, Dec. 31 at 7pm

Patriots vs. Bills, Sunday, Dec. 31 at 1pm

Here are 12 Places to Watch the Game in South Boston! 

Check back, as this list may be updated!

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