Provincetown First Light: New Year’s

Provincetown First Light

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

  • When: Friday, 12/30/16 – Sunday, 1/1/17

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 New Year’s Eve.

Stay tuned for details as they’re released.

First Light Events

First Light Family Equality Weekend

The Family Equality Council joins Provincetown’s First Light Weekend by sponsoring their 1st First Light Family Weekend in Provincetown!

  • Dates: Fri, 12/30 – Sun, 1/1
  • Times: Various
  • Where: Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St.
  • Cost: Free

Sage Inn Presents: Don Wilding’s Shipwrecks of Cape Cod

A look at some of the great shipwrecks and rescues on the Outer Beach of Cape Cod, ranging from the earliest days of the U.S. Lifesaving Service (1872) to the early years of the U.S. Coast Guard in the first half of the 20th century.

  • Date: Fri, 12/30
  • Time: 3 pm
  • Where: Sage Inn and Lounge, 336 Commercial St.
  • Cost: Donations welcomed to benefit the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

Special Event at Porchside Lounge

Enjoy the cozy fireplace, a game of pool, or a tempting video game. The Porchside Lounge is open from 5 pm to 1 am.

  • Dates: Fri, 12/30 & Sat, 12/31
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: Porchside Lounge, the Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver St.
  • Cost: No Cover

Live at the Sage Lounge: Edenville

Enjoy the soulful modern folk and pop sounds of the Edenville duo live at the Sage Lounge.

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

Grab your habit or curtains and join us for a Sound of Music Sing-a-Long with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence! 

  • Date: Fri, 12/30
  • Time: 8 pm (doors 7:15 pm)
  • Where: Provincetown Hall, 260 Commercial St.
  • Cost: $0 – $50

Thirsty Burlington Live

Thirsty Burlington Live! One show only at the Paramount, Crown & Anchor!

  • Date: Fri, 12/30
  • Time: 8:30 pm (Doors 6 pm)
  • Where: Paramount, 247 Commercial St.
  • Cost: $28.50 – $38.50

Bobby Wetherbee on Piano

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

  • Dates: Fri, 12/30 – Sun, 1/1
  • Times:
    • Fri, 12/30 & Sun, 1/1, 9 pm – close
    • Sat, 12/31, 10 pm – close
  • Where: Central House, Crown & Anchor
  • Cost: No cover

VJ Tom Vaz at the Wave Bar

Ring in the new year with VJ Tom Vaz at the Wave Bar!

  • Dates: Fri, 12/30 & Sat, 12/31
  • Time: 9:30 pm – close
  • Where: Wave, Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
  • Cost: No cover

The Provincetown Farmer’s Market Inside Town Hall

Start 2017 off by shopping local! Farmer’s Farm Fare Vendors, Grass-fed beef, Cheeses, Pasta, Appetizers, Dinner and Brunch items. Homemade holiday gifts and goodies! Music, kids activities and fun.

  • Dates: Sat, 12/31 & Sun, 1/1
  • Time: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Where: Provincetown Hall, 260 Commercial St.
  • Cost: Free

Canteen Holiday Market

  • Dates: Sat, 12/31 & Sun, 1/1
  • Time: 11 am – 9 pm
  • Where: The Canteen, 227 Commercial St.
  • Cost: Free

Privateer Rum Presents: A Master Class in Cold Weather Drinks

Learn how to make rum the star of your winter cocktails at Sage Lounge & Privateer Rum Present: Tipplers & Toddies, A Master Class in Cold Weather Drinks.

  • Date: Sat, 12/31
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St.
  • Cost: $50 pp, includes complimentary take-home cocktail shaker and apron.

First Light Drag Bingo

New Years Drag Bingo at the Crown & Anchor is another one of the exciting activities during First Light Weekend.

  • Date: Sat, 12/31
  • Time: 2 – 4 pm
  • Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
  • Cost: $20 – $300
    • $20 for 6 game cards
    • $25 for 6 game cards, plus 2 bonus rounds
    • $300 for reserved table for 10 plus all 8 rounds of play for your family and/or friends! Or get a table to represent your business, restaurant or Inn with a lil’ healthy Drag competition!

Wicked Winter Wonderland Provincetown

The Dead Silence production team returns to the Provincetown Art House for another fantastical, frightful creation with a Holiday twist. An Interactive Holiday Fright Maze for Naughty Kids & Adults of All Ages! Come experience Cape Cod’s most creative holiday-themed interactive fright maze.

  • Dates: Sat, 12/31 & Sun, 1/1
  • Time: 3 – 5 pm, beginning every five minutes. Show runs 10-15 minutes.
  • Where: The Art House, 214 Commercial St.
  • Cost: $10

New Year’s Eve Supper Club – Tin Pan Alley

Tin Pan Alley’s annual New Year’s Eve Supper Club Event featuring a four-course meal and entertainment by Broadway star, Mary Callanan and her long time accompanist, Brian Patton.

  • Date: Sat, 12/31
  • Time: 5:30 am – 12:30 am
  • Where: Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St.
  • Cost: $120 – $160

Provincetown Theater New Year’s Gala

Provincetown Theater’s 2nd Annual New Year’s Gala will take place January 1, 2017.  This year’s theme will be “The Rat Pack is Back.”

  • Date: Sun, 1/1
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: The Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St.
  • Cost: Premium Stage-Side VIP Tables: $200 pp, Audience Seating: $150 pp

New Year’s Eve Countdown With DJ Betho

Ring in 2017 at the Sage Lounge with a New Year’s Eve Countdown with DJ Betho!

  • Date: Sat, 12/31
  • Time: 9 pm – 12 am
  • Where: Sage Inn Lounge, 336 Commercial St.
  • 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.

  • Date: Sat, 12/31
  • Time: 9:30 pm – 2 am
  • Where: Crown & Anchor, Paramount, 247 Commercial St.
  • Cost: No Cover

New Year’s Day “Funch” – Tin Pan Alley

It’s not not brunch…it’s a fun lunch! Multiple courses (“family style”) and Allison Mickelson performing.

  • Date: Sun, 1/1
  • Time: 12:30 (seating at 11:30 am)
  • Where: Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St.
  • Cost: $50/pp (tax & gratuity not included)

Polar Bear Plunge

The chilly tradition continues! Join in the fun and ring in the New Year with a plunge in Provincetown Harbor! More details to come.

  • Date: Sun, 1/1
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Where: Johnson’s Street Parking Lot, Provincetown Harbor
  • Cost: $45

Check the Polar Bear Plunge website for more information and registration details

First Light Artist’s Reception Sage Inn Lounge

Usher in 2017 with a meet and greet with alternative photographer, Rebecca Bruyn, and fine art photographer, Andreas Kuehn, at Rosewind Gallery at Sage.

  • Date: Sun, 1/1
  • Time: 1 – 4 pm
  • Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St.
  • Cost: No cover

All We Had: Screening & Reception

The Provincetown Film Society presents “All We Had,” Film Screening, Q&A, Reception and book signing.

  • Date: Sun, 1/1
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Where:
  • Cost: $15; $12 for PFS members

First Light Fireworks Buffet

Watch the fireworks from Tin Pan Alley’s waterfront deck and enjoy a multiple course buffet dinner.

  • Date:  Sun, 1/1
  • Time: 5 – 8 pm
  • Where: Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St.
  • Cost: $30 pp, excluding tax & gratuity

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.

  • Date: Sun, 1/1
  • Time: 5:30 pm (dusk)
  • Where: Mac Millian Pier | Map
  • Cost: Free

Paul Bisaccia and John Thomas

“4 Hands, 2 Guys, 1 Piano” concert with Paul Bisaccia and John Thomas at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House.

  • Date: Sun, 1/1
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 236 Commercial Street
  • Cost: $20 at the door, ages 12 & under free

Suede New Year’s Eve Concert Crown & Anchor

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

  • Date: Sun, 1/1
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.
  • Cost: $28.50 to $53.50

More events and details coming soon!

Provincetown New Years First Light