Provincetown First Light: New Year

New Year in Provincetown – First Light Celebration

Ring in the New Year at the tip of the Cape with Provincetown First Light.

  • When: Thu, 12/28/17 – Tue, 1/2/18

Provincetown comes alive one last time with New Year’s revelers before settling into the winter season.

Restaurants, shops, bars, clubs will all be open. Events include dancing, special social events, and performers. The town’s fireworks display will light up the Provincetown Harbor on Jan 1 at dusk!

Events are still being added, so check back in early December to see the final list.

If you’re looking to celebrate at one of Provincetown’s restaurants, check out our New Year Restaurant page.

Friday, 12/29

Illusions

Who: Provincetown’s first ladies of high drag are back for holidays – Thanksgiving and New Year! Join the Girls of Illusions and some very special guest performers for high camp and style in their classic drag show!

When: Fri, 12/29;  8:30 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $28.50 | Buy Tickets

 

Bobby Wetherbee on Piano

Come enjoy Provincetown’s favorite piano man, Bobby Wetherbee on Piano!

When: Fri, 12/29; 9 pm – close

Where: Central House Piano Bar (Crown & Anchor), 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: No cover

 

Sat, 12/30

First Light Drag Bingo

What: Put on your best New Year outfit and join the fun with the Mistress of Holiday Bingo, Tiki Bronstein. Proceeds benefit the Provincetown Business Guild.

When: Sat, 12/30; 3:30 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $20 – $25. | Buy Tickets

 

Well-Strung Quartet: Home for the Holidays

Who: Well-Strung – the critically acclaimed singing string quartet – plays a special holiday concert at Provincetown Town Hall.  Well-Strung and their producing partners, Mark Cortale and director Richard Jay-Alexander, have created a special holiday concert showcasing traditional and popular holiday song.

When: Saturday, 12/30 at 6:30 pm

Where: Provincetown Town Hall, 254 Commercial St |  Directions

Cost: $35, $50 & $75 | Buy Tickets

 

Miss Richfield 1981, Fall on Your Knees

Who: Miss Richfield 1981 believes that the very best way to celebrate the holidays is on your knees! So join Miss Richfield for holiday music, videos, games, and a very special sing along that will change how you feel about carols for the rest of your life!

When: Sat, 12/30: Two show times – 7 pm & 9 pm

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $30.00; VIP, $40.00 | Buy Tickets

Thirsty Burlington Live

Thirsty Burlington Live! One show only at the Paramount, at the Crown & Anchor. Tickets always sell out, so buy them now.

When: Fri, 12/30; 8:30 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $28.50 | Buy Tickets

 

Bobby Wetherbee on Piano

Come enjoy Provincetown’s favorite piano man, Bobby Wetherbee on Piano!

When: Sun, 12/30; 9 pm – close

Where: Central House Piano Bar (Crown & Anchor), 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: No cover

 

Sun, 12/31

Bobby Wetherbee on Piano

Come enjoy Provincetown’s favorite piano man, Bobby Wetherbee on Piano!

When: Sun, 12/31; 9 pm – close

Where: Central House Piano Bar (Crown & Anchor), 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: No cover

 

Resolution 2017 Dance Party, Paramount

Start out 2017 dancing! Ring in the New Year at Paramount with the hottest music and videos brought to you by VJ Tom Yaz and DJ Chris Racine.

When: Sun, 12/31; 9:30 pm – 1 am

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: No Cover

 

Mon, 1/1

Polar Bear Plunge

What: Take out that summer swimsuit and take the annual Polar Bear Plunge challenge on New Year’s Day 2018! This tradition is the 3rd annual event and is part of the Provincetown First Light celebrations for New Years Weekend 2017 – 2018. Registration proceed benefit the Center For Coastal Studies. For a look at last year’s plunge, check out the event Facebook Page and watch this Drone Video of the event by David Cox.

And if you don’t want to take the plunge, come on down and cheer on those brave plungers! This event, co-sponsored by the Harbor Lounge, Yolqueria and the 8 Dyer Hotel will feature a quick dip in the harbor followed by warm-up cocktails and chili at Harbor Lounge. There will be a DJ, music and a guest emcee, as well as coffee, tea, hot chocolate.

When: Mon, 1/1/18; 12 pm

Where: Johnson’s Street Parking Lot, Provincetown Harbor | Directionas

Registration Cost: $45. Registration fee includes t-shirt if registered by 12/15/17. Register Now

 

Champagne & Fireworks Viewing: Pilgrim Monument

What: Watch the New Year fireworks display from the highest location in Provincetown. The monument grounds overlook Provincetown Harbor, where the fireworks will be appear, so there’s no better view! The event includes champagne, wine, oysters and hors d’oeuvres.

When: Jan 1, 2018, 4 pm – 6 pm

Where: Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, 1 High Pole Hill Road | Directions

Cost: $50 per person | Buy Tickets or call 508-487-1310

 

First Light New Year Food Court

What: Planning to watch the New Year’s Day fireworks in Provincetown? Then come to the Crown & Anchor courtyard for the First Light Food Court. The food court will provide lively entertainment, delicious comfort foods, and many beverage choices from 4 – 6:30 pm. The Crown’s waterfront pool deck is the perfect place to watch the fireworks over the harbor! For those less hearty, you can always watch in the warmth from the windows in Wave bar.

When: Mon, Jan 1, 2018, 4 – 6:30 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

 

First Light Provincetown Fireworks

Come see a New Years’s Eve fireworks display that will light up Provincetown Harbor! Fireworks will be launched from Mac Millian Pier, but visible multiple locations. Check out our suggestions about where to watch the fireworks.

When: Mon, 1/1 at dusk (Approximately 5:30 pm)

Where: Macmillan Pier (Center of Town) | Directions

Cost: Free

 

Suede New Year’s Eve Concert Crown & Anchor

Who: Suede’s annual New Year’s Eve Concert for First Light Provincetown!

When: Mon, 1/1; 8 pm

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: $33.50 to $53.50

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