Family Fireworks |Boston Common Ballfield, corner of Boylston and Charles streets | 7 p.m.
Midnight Fireworks | Boston Harbor
ICE SCULPTURES |
Beginning at midday
One of the landmark First Night traditions is ice carving.
This year’s frozen creations include a bench, sleigh, family and World Series trophy at Fanueil Hall Marketplace, 1 Fanueil Hall Square;
Kraken’s lair at the Boston Common Frog Pond;
a lighthouse at District Hall, 75 Northern Ave.;
a sailboat at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 20 Maverick Square;
a replica of the USS Constitution ship in ice at the USS Constitution Museum, Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard;
a ram at Two International Place, corner of Purchase and High streets;
and a whale at Boston Long Wharf Marriott Hotel, 296 State St.
Additional locations include: Copley Square;
the ice rink on Atlantic Avenue in front of the Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf;
Aragosta Bar and Bistro Patio, 3 Battery Wharf;
and Boylston Plaza at the Shops at the Prudential Center.
Photo taken by Shaw of swan swimming in Boston Harbor 3 PM, December 31.