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: Fri, 12/28/19 – Wed, 1/1/20

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 in 2018/2019 included dancing, special social events, and performers. Thirsty Burlington, Well-Strung, Dina Martina, and Suede are scheduled to perform this year.And there will likely be more to come!

The town’s fireworks display will light up the Provincetown Harbor at dusk – approximately 5:30pm on Sunday, 12/29. Check out the best places to view the display!

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

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2019 – 2020

Here are the events that have been finalized for this coming year. We’ll update the list as more events are added.

Saturday, 12/28/19

First Light Drag Bingo

What: Join the fun as Tiki Bronstein calls the balls and keeps the laughter going! Get your tickets early, because this event sells out!

Proceeds benefit the PBG, the wonderful organization that brings you First Light, Holly Folly, Carnival and much, much more!

When: Sat, 12/29; 2 – 4 pm

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

Cost: $25 | Buy Tickets

 

Sunday, 12/29/19

First Light Provincetown Fireworks

Come see a New Year’s Eve fireworks display that will light up Provincetown Harbor! Fireworks will be launched from MacMillan Pier, but visible multiple locations.

When: Sun, 12/29; At dusk (Approximately 5:30 pm)

Where: Macmillan Pier (Center of Town) | Directions

Cost: Free

Looking for a warm place to watch the fireworks? Check out where to watch the New Year’s fireworks.

 

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: Sun, 12/29 at 7:30 pm

Where: Provincetown Town Hall, 254 Commercial St |  Directions

Cost: $35 – $75 | Buy Tickets

 

Monday, 12/30

First Light Drag Bingo

What: Join in the fun and win some great prizes as MacKensie and her trusty sidekick Austin keep the balls bouncing and the jokes coming! Proceeds benefit the PBG, the wonderful organization that brings you First Light, Holly Folly, Carnival and much, much more!

When: Mon, 12/31; 2 – 4 pm

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

Cost: $25 | Buy Tickets

 

Rachel Bay Jones

Who: Tony Award winning actress and singer Rachel Bay Jones will make her Provincetown debut on Dec. 30 & 31 at 7 pm featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. Rachel Bay Jones won the 2018 Tony Award for Broadway’s “Dear Evan Hansen”.

When: Mon, 12/30 at 7 pm (and Tues, 12/31)

Where: The Art House, 214 Commercial Street | Directions

Cost: $50 – $100 | Buy Tickets

 

Tuesday, 12/31

Rachel Bay Jones

Who: Tony Award winning actress and singer Rachel Bay Jones will make her Provincetown debut on Dec. 30 & 31 at 7 pm featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. Rachel Bay Jones won the 2018 Tony Award for Broadway’s “Dear Evan Hansen”.

When: Tues, 12/31 at 7 pm (and Mon, 12/30)

Where: The Art House, 214 Commercial Street | Directions

Cost: $50 – $100 | Buy Tickets

 

Wednesday, 1/1/20

Polar Bear Plunge

What: Take out that summer swimsuit and take the annual Polar Bear Plunge challenge on New Year’s Day 2019! This annual tradition is part of the Provincetown First Light celebrations for New Years Weekend. Registration proceed benefit the Center For Coastal Studies. For a look at past plunges, 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! There will be a DJ, music and a guest emcee, as well as coffee, tea, hot chocolate.

When: Wed, 1/1/20; 11 am – Noon

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

Registration Cost: TBA. Registration fee includes a free t-shirt.

New Years Polar Bear Plunge Provincetown
New Years Polar Bear Plunge Provincetown

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2018 – 2019 Schedule

We’ve left LAST YEAR’S events posted so you can see what to expect. We’ll update the schedule as soon as it’s finalized!

Friday

First Light Drag Bingo

What: Put on your best holiday outfit and join the fun with your host, Thirsty Burlington. Proceeds benefit the Provincetown Business Guild.

When: Fri, 8 pm

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

Cost: TBA

Saturday

Suede New Year’s Eve Concert Crown & Anchor

Who: Suede returns for her annual New Year’s concert in Provincetown!

When: Sat, 7:30 pm

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

Cost: $33.50 to $53.50

 

Marti Gould Cummings Balls Drop – A Pre New Years Drag Concert

Who: Marti Gould Cummings and his husband Blake Allen bring their show, “Marti Gould Cummings Balls Drop – A Pre New Years Drag Concert”, a mix comedy and music to Provincetown during New Year’s weekend. Cummings is a NYC based drag artist who performs weekly in NYC. 

Cummings long running Broadway talk show, Stage Fright, has featured over 100 Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy, and Oscar winning and nominated guest. And last year Marti was the creator, producer, and star of the Fusion television networks most streamed show Shade: Queens of NYC.

When: Sat, 7:30 pm

Where: Pilgrim House Provincetown, 336 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: General Admission: $20; VIP: $30

 

Leather District Dance Party

What: Morabito spins the beats for this special New Year’s Weekend Party. It’s Leather District and it’s gonna be hot at the Paramount Dance Club!

When: Sat, 9:30 pm

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

Cost: $10

Suede New Years Concert Crown Anchor Provincetown
Suede Crown & Anchor Provincetown

Sunday

The Dina Martina Christmas Show

What: One night only! Dina Martina returns to “Province Town” with her special Christmas Show. Dina performs a wondrous and surreal blend of questionable song, unnecessary dancing, and fabulous – and literally side-splitting – costumes.

When: Sun, 12/30

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

Cost: $33.50

 

Marti Gould Cummings Balls Drop – A Pre New Years Drag Concert

Who: Marti Gould Cummings and his husband Blake Allen bring their show, “Marti Gould Cummings Balls Drop – A Pre New Years Drag Concert”, a mix comedy and music to Provincetown during New Year’s weekend. Cummings is a NYC based drag artist who performs weekly in NYC. 

Cummings long running Broadway talk show, Stage Fright, has featured over 100 Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy, and Oscar winning and nominated guest. And last year Marti was the creator, producer, and star of the Fusion television networks most streamed show Shade: Queens of NYC.

When: Sun, 7:30 pm

Where: Pilgrim House Provincetown, 336 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: General Admission: $20; VIP: $30

 

Well-Strung New Year Provincetown
Well-Strung New Year Show

Monday

Family Bike & Helmet Decorating at the Library

What: Decorate your bike and helmet or sign to cheer on the Light Bright Bike Ride from 3:00 – 4:15 pm and then cheer on the parade at 4:30 pm at the Library. More information about the Bike Ride at www.bikeprovincetown.org.

When: Mon, 3 pm

Where: Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St | Directions

Cost: Free!

 

Light Bright Bike Ride

What: New Year’s Eve! Roll into the new year with the annual Light Bright Bike Ride! It’s a free, short, all-ages ride and bike-decorating competition! Light up your bike, show it off to the New Year’s Eve crowds, and win prizes! A First Light Provincetown event hosted by the Provincetown Bicycle Committee and the Provincetown Public Library. Sponsored by Mussel Beach Health Club. (No registration required – just show up!)

When: Mon, 4:30 pm 

Where: Johnson Street Parking Lot, Commercial Street & Johnson Street | Directions

Cost: Free! Just show up and join the ride!

 

Thirsty Burlington Live

Who: Thirsty Burlington in “Cher Live”! Thirsty combines live vocals, Cher humor and stunning costume changes for a stunning recreation of Cher. One show only at the Paramount, at the Crown & Anchor. Tickets always sell out, so buy them now.

When: Mon, 7:30 pm

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

Cost: $28.50 | Buy Tickets

 

Dance Clubs

Countdown to 2019 Dance Party

When: Mon, 9 pm – close

Where: Club Purgatory, Gifford House, 9 – 11 Carver St. | Directions

Cost: No cover

 

Resolution Dance Party, Paramount

Ring in 2019 by 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: Mon, 9:30 pm – close

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

Cost: No Cover

 

A House New Year’s Eve Party

What: Music by DJ David LaSalle. Free Champagne Toast at midnight.

When: Mon, 10 pm – 2 am 

Where: A-House, 6 Masonic Place | Directions

Cost: TBA

 

New Year’s Eve Party at The Governor Bradford

What: Featuring Drag Karaoke with party favors and champagne toast at midnight.

When: Sun, 9:30 pm – close

Where: Governor Bradford, 312 Commercial  St | Directions

Cost: No cover

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