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Friday, December 31
 

12:00pm EST

Chu Ling Dance Academy
Learn about Chinese culture by watching traditional Chinese folk dances choreographed by the Chu Ling Dance Academy. They will be performing at an outdoor space outside the Copley Place Mall.

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Chu Ling Dance Academy

Chu Ling has worked as a performer and advocate in the arts for over 40 plus years in many capacities: dancer, choreographer, producer, arts administrator, fundraiser, and teacher. She founded Chu Ling Dance Academy in 1998, an organization of multi-age performance groups whose primary... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Copley Place Mall (Outdoors) 100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

12:00pm EST

Sweet Harmony
Watch Boston's premier traveling performance troupe, Sweet Harmony from Riverside Theatre Works, as they kick-off this year’s First Night performance at the Copley main stage. From jazz to rock, broadway to swing, Sweet Harmony perform a wide range of music across periods and styles. 

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Sweet Harmony

Sweet Harmony is one of Riverside Theatre Works' premier vocal performance troupes. Their repertoire features music spanning many periods and styles - from pop to Broadway, jazz to rock, classical to swing. They can be found entertaining crowds in Boston and throughout New England... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 12:00pm - 12:40pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

12:00pm EST

Boston Saxophone Quartet
Don't miss the Boston Saxophone Quartet as they showcase a tremendous combination of woodwind performance with a wide range of repertoire including swing, jazz, and more! Watch them perform at an outdoor space outside the Boston Public Library in Copley.




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Boston Saxophone Quartet

The Boston Saxophone Quartet is a unique blend of musicians combining a tremendous range of repertoire and individual experience in wind performance. Members of the BSQ have performed with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra and leading Broadway theaters throughout New England... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EST
Boston Public Library - McKim Building (Darthmouth Street) 230 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

12:45pm EST

Chu Ling Dance Academy
Learn about Chinese culture by watching traditional Chinese folk dances choreographed by the Chu Ling Dance Academy. They will be performing at an outdoor space outside the Copley Place Mall.

Performers
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Chu Ling Dance Academy

Chu Ling has worked as a performer and advocate in the arts for over 40 plus years in many capacities: dancer, choreographer, producer, arts administrator, fundraiser, and teacher. She founded Chu Ling Dance Academy in 1998, an organization of multi-age performance groups whose primary... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 12:45pm - 1:15pm EST
Copley Place Mall (Outdoors) 100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

1:00pm EST

Maddi Ryan
Boston-based singer and songwriter Maddi Ryan, draws inspiration from modern and classic pop-country music. Ryan's performances have taken her through Nashville and New England playing emotion-driven originals with a hint of southern swagger. Watch Maddi perform at an outdoor space outside the Boston Public Library in Copley.

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Maddi Ryan

Maddi Ryan has always been, and still is today, an artist with a lot to say. Ryan’s passion for singing and performing began when she was just a little girl, standing on top of her coffee table and singing for anyone in her family that would listen. From there, her passion grew... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Boston Public Library - McKim Building (Darthmouth Street) 230 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

1:00pm EST

Paco's Band
Returning to First Night this year, Paco and his band will be back on the main stage performing some of your favorite 50's and 60's hit oldies music.

Through his passion for singing and entertaining, Paco hopes to help others find joy, peace and meaning through music and visual arts. Paco and his band have a repertoire ranging from holiday songs, pop-rock to classic oldies music. Be sure to watch their sizzling performance!

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Paco's Band

To suggest that Paco has thus far led an interesting and colorful life is an understatement. After a 37-year Real Estate Career as a CEO, at age 64 he changed direction completely, to pursue a lifelong dream of singing, acting and entertaining. In sharing his dreams with others, his... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 1:00pm - 1:40pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

1:30pm EST

Puppet Showplace Theater
Take your family for an animated and family-friendly puppetry show by the Puppet Showplace Theater. Showtimes between 1:30 - 4:15 PM. They will be performing at an outdoor space outside the Copley Place Mall.


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Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet Showplace Theater is New England’s center for puppetry arts. Each year, they present over 300 performances by professional puppet companies to audiences of all ages at the intimate Brookline Village theater. Their touring productions reach thousands more at schools, libraries... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 1:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Copley Place Mall (Outdoors) 100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

2:00pm EST

LaQuandra Seymore
Having great versatility and range in her voice, singer and songwriter LaQuandra Seymore has been compared to strong female artists such as Jennifer Hudson and Beyoncé, with a twist of Patti LaBelle. Watch LaQuandra perform at an outdoor space outside the Boston Public Library in Copley.

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LaQuandra Seymore

Singer and songwriter LaQuandra Seymore is a young songstress who started singing publicly at a young age. Her songs are her diary of her musical journey, taking inspiration from her own experiences - which listeners across all ages can relate to. In her early career, Seymore has... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Boston Public Library - McKim Building (Darthmouth Street) 230 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

2:00pm EST

Seba
Seba Molnar is a saxophonist, composer, and educator, based out of Boston. Though his music is heavily rooted in jazz, Seba’s curiosity for new sounds and innovation has enabled him to create a wide array of music that transcends genre.

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Seba Molnar

Seba Molnar is a saxophonist, composer, and educator, based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from Canton, New York, Seba began performing at the age of 12. Seba moved to Boston in 2012 to attend the Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee, Seba had the opportunity to study... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 2:00pm - 2:40pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

2:15pm EST

Puppet Showplace Theater
Take your family for an animated and family-friendly puppetry show by the Puppet Showplace Theater. Showtimes between 1:30 - 4:15 PM. They will be performing at an outdoor space outside the Copley Place Mall.


Performers
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Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet Showplace Theater is New England’s center for puppetry arts. Each year, they present over 300 performances by professional puppet companies to audiences of all ages at the intimate Brookline Village theater. Their touring productions reach thousands more at schools, libraries... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 2:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Copley Place Mall (Outdoors) 100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

3:00pm EST

Puppet Showplace Theater
Take your family for an animated and family-friendly puppetry show by the Puppet Showplace Theater. Showtimes between 1:30 - 4:15 PM. They will be performing at an outdoor space outside the Copley Place Mall.

Performers
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Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet Showplace Theater is New England’s center for puppetry arts. Each year, they present over 300 performances by professional puppet companies to audiences of all ages at the intimate Brookline Village theater. Their touring productions reach thousands more at schools, libraries... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Copley Place Mall (Outdoors) 100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

3:00pm EST

Boston Youth Chamber
The Boston Youth Chamber is a unique collection of young, talented, classically-trained musicians from around the Boston. They serve communities throughout Massachusetts by performing their repertoire of classical pieces and popular songs. Watch them perform at an outdoor space outside the Boston Public Library in Copley.



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Boston Youth Chamber

Boston Youth Chamber, also known as BYC, consists of a group of classically trained youth musicians. Based in Boston, these young, prominent, and motivated musicians serve the community by performing throughout the city and neighboring towns.  BYC provides a variety of ensembles... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Boston Public Library - McKim Building (Darthmouth Street) 230 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

3:45pm EST

Puppet Showplace Theater
Take your family for an animated and family-friendly puppetry show by the Puppet Showplace Theater. Showtimes between 1:30 - 4:15 PM. They will be performing at an outdoor space outside the Copley Place Mall.


Performers
avatar for Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet Showplace Theater is New England’s center for puppetry arts. Each year, they present over 300 performances by professional puppet companies to audiences of all ages at the intimate Brookline Village theater. Their touring productions reach thousands more at schools, libraries... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 3:45pm - 4:15pm EST
Copley Place Mall (Outdoors) 100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

4:00pm EST

GBCCA: Cultural Dance and Music Performance
Join the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA) to learn and celebrate Chinese culture through traditional and high energy dance & music performances.

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Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association

The Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA) is a registered non-political, non-profit organization to promote public awareness of Chinese culture and heritage, to enhance the well-being and social standing of Chinese Americans; and to provide an environment for people... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 4:00pm - 4:40pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

4:00pm EST

Boston Youth Chamber
The Boston Youth Chamber is a unique collection of young, talented, classically-trained musicians from around the Boston. They serve communities throughout Massachusetts by performing their repertoire of classical pieces and popular songs. Watch them perform at an outdoor space outside the Boston Public Library in Copley.







Performers
avatar for Boston Youth Chamber

Boston Youth Chamber

Boston Youth Chamber, also known as BYC, consists of a group of classically trained youth musicians. Based in Boston, these young, prominent, and motivated musicians serve the community by performing throughout the city and neighboring towns.  BYC provides a variety of ensembles... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Boston Public Library - McKim Building (Darthmouth Street) 230 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

4:00pm EST

Davey The Clown
The talented Davey the Clown has many tricks up his sleeve including amazing magic, incredible unicycle stunts, rousing accordion music, balloon sculpture, and more! Davey will be roaming through Copley Square from 4:00 to 4:45 pm engaging with guests and bringing smiles to all.


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Davey the Clown

Davey the Clown is a comedian, juggler, unicyclist and accordionist. Davey's show is big and funny - the perfect family entertainment for events, large and small!The show contains silly juggling, amazing magic, incredible unicycle tricks, wacky antics, beautiful and rousing accordion... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

5:00pm EST

Maddi Ryan
Boston-based singer and songwriter Maddi Ryan, draws inspiration from modern and classic pop-country music. Ryan's performances have taken her through Nashville and New England playing emotion-driven originals with a hint of southern swagger. Watch Maddi perform at the main stage in Copley Square.

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Maddi Ryan

Maddi Ryan has always been, and still is today, an artist with a lot to say. Ryan’s passion for singing and performing began when she was just a little girl, standing on top of her coffee table and singing for anyone in her family that would listen. From there, her passion grew... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 5:00pm - 5:45pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

5:50pm EST

Opening Ceremony and Celebrate Boston Procession
Giant puppets, motor vehicles, woodwind instruments. Join us again this year for the Celebrate Boston Procession featuring colorful and celebratory groups that will parade from Copley Square to Boston Common! 


Friday December 31, 2021 5:50pm - 7:00pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

6:00pm EST

Frog Pond Skating Spectacular
Experience a spectacular figure skating show produced by The Skating Club of Boston. The outdoor show offer the public a chance to see national and international competitive figure skaters, soloists, groups, wee skaters, Team Excel Synchronized Skating and Theater On Ice of Boston teams in the center of the historic and iconic Boston Common Frog Pond.

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Skating Club of Boston

The Skating Club of Boston is New England’s premier figure skating club, and home to a community of families, athletes and professionals united by their love of skating and a commitment to excellence in every aspect of the sport. The Club is currently amidst one of the most exciting... Read More →



Friday December 31, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Boston Common 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA

6:30pm EST

Boston Music Project
Boston Music Project is a creative youth development program committed to ensuring the long-term social-emotional and musical success of Boston youth. Through before, in-school, after school programs, students unleash their musical creativity, developing their instrumental skills on string, brass, and wind instruments.

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Boston Music Project

Boston Music Project is a creative youth development program committed to ensuring the long-term social-emotional and musical success of Boston youth. Through before, in-school, after school programs, students unleash their musical creativity, developing their instrumental skills... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 6:30pm - 7:00pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

6:30pm EST

Pipes and Pops Concert
This event is now online, watch the live stream here: https://www.oldsouth.org/new-years-eve-concert-0

The best of Boston’s brass and percussion artists join Old South Minister of Music Mitchell Crawford in a supersonic program, presenting fun and engaging arrangements of popular classics, as well as a seasonal sing of “Auld Lang Syne.”

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Friday December 31, 2021 6:30pm - 7:30pm EST
Online from Old South Church

7:01pm EST

City of Boston’s Family Fireworks Produced by The Mugar Foundation & The City of Boston
Enjoy a spectacular Fireworks display over the Boston Common, brought to you by The Mugar Foundation and The City of Boston.

Friday December 31, 2021 7:01pm - 7:30pm EST
Boston Common 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA

7:30pm EST

Vocal Revolution
Watch a spectacular singing performance by Vocal Revolution, one of New England's premier acapella groups! Vocal Revolution brings together a group of talented male vocalists from all around New England, performing a diverse range of upbeat melodies for audiences of all ages.

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Vocal Revolution

Vocal Revolution (VR) is the men’s performing chorus of The Greater Boston Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). VR is one of New England's premier a cappella performing groups and have won multiple adjudicated contests. Since chartering in 1970 as Sounds of Concord... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 7:30pm - 8:10pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

8:00pm EST

Jacqueline Schwab
This event is now online, watch the live stream here: First Church in Boston Unitarian Universalist- 1630 | Facebook

Highly-acclaimed pianist Jacqueline Schwab will showcase her talents at the First Church in Boston. Her playing can evoke an 18th-c. ballroom, an Appalachian ballad on the front porch, a Civil War-era parlor, a gospel church, a ragtime piano bar and a bluesy nightclub—as well as a fin-du-siecle Parisian café, a 1915 Brazilian dance hall, a ceilidh in the Scottish Highlands, a Jewish wedding and more. She transforms this music with her personal touch.

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Jacqueline Schwab

Jacqueline Schwab's evocative playing infuses the oft-aired soundtracks of Ken Burns’ films, including his Grammy-winning Civil War, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, The War and The National Parks, as well as the PBS documentary The Irish in America and others. She has performed... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Online from First Church in Boston

8:30pm EST

Alli Haber
Nominated as "New Artist of the Year" for the 2019 New England Music Award, you don't want to miss Boston's pop and R&B singer-songwriter Alli Haber, as she returns this year to perform on the main stage at Copley.

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Alli Haber

Boston's pop and R&B singer-songwriter Alli Haber is currently studying at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. Her recent single “Youth On Fire” has exponentially expanded her fan base that began with poppy singles such as "Too Young," "Alive" and “Melatonin... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 8:30pm - 8:50pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

9:00pm EST

Nancia
Don't miss one of Boston's best R&B singers, Nancia. The three time Boston Music Awards R&B vocalist is back to perform at the First Night Copley stage performing some of her best hits.

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Nancia

Nancia is one of Boston's best R&B singers. Nancia is a three time Boston Music Awards R&B vocalist nominee and continues to win various accolades for her musical accomplishments which includes best R&B album of the year, Community Auditions Stars, and R&B 97.7 woman of the week.Nancia... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 9:00pm - 9:20pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

9:40pm EST

The Sultans
Spend your New Year's Eve evening grooving with The Sultans at the Copley stage. Whether it be pop, jazz, or throwbacks, The Sultans are sure to perform a fun-loving and irresistible playlist. Be ready to dance!

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The Sultans

The Sultans, formerly known as The Sultans of Swing, are the evolution of a lifetime of music that started when the band’s founder Jerry Bennett was only four years old.Over the company’s 20 year history, the Sultans have assembled the finest talents of band instrumentalist and... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 9:40pm - 10:20pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

10:40pm EST

Sons of Levin
Inspired by classic rock bands such as Phish and Grateful Dead, Sons of Levin offers their sound as an homage to previous great rock and roll acts while delivering their own take on the jam/rock scene.

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Sons of Levin

This band of brothers was founded by Connecticut natives Connor and Dylan Levinson. Inspired by classic rock bands such as Phish and Grateful Dead, Sons of Levin offers their sound as an homage to previous great rock and roll acts while delivering their own take on the jam/rock s... Read More →


Friday December 31, 2021 10:40pm - 11:10pm EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

11:30pm EST

Silver Arrow Band
In the final moments of 2021, groove the night away with Silver Arrow Band as we welcome in the New Year! Celebrate, dance, cheer, to a wide repertoire of live music with this electric and fun energy band.


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Silver Arrow Band

Silver Arrow Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters. They are a premium, customizable 3 to 14 piece band specializing in high-energy music for festivals, weddings, corporate events, and private functions–at a sensible price. They infuse every event... Read More →



Friday December 31, 2021 11:30pm - Saturday January 1, 2022 12:30am EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA
 
Saturday, January 1
 

12:00am EST

Boston Harbor Fireworks Produced by The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park
Welcome the New Year with a breathtaking Fireworks display over the Boston Harbor at midnight, brought to you by The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park.

Saturday January 1, 2022 12:00am - 12:30am EST
Boston Harbor Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA 02128, USA

12:00am EST

First Night Copley Countdown
Celebrate the New Year with the highly anticipated Pyrotechnics & Light Show at midnight, with live music at the Copley stage and a multi-sensory display above the Fairmont Copley hotel.


Saturday January 1, 2022 12:00am - 12:30am EST
Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA