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, 12/28/18 – Wed, 1/2/19

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 ladies of Illusions, Miss Richfield, Thirsty Burlington, Well-Strung, and Suede performed last year. Stay tuned for the 2018 – 2019 line-up!

The town’s fireworks display will light up the Provincetown Harbor on Sunday, 12/30 at dusk – approximately 5:30pm! 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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2018 – 2019 Schedule

Here’s what’s planned to date. Check back as events are still being added! We hear there may be a fireworks viewing party at the Pilgrim Monument.


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, 12/29; 8 pm

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

Cost: TBA


First Light Drag Bingo

What: Another day, another chance to play drag bingo. Join the fun with your host, Thirsty Burlington. . Proceeds benefit the Provincetown Business Guild.

When: Sat, 12/29; 3:30 pm

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

Cost: TBA


Suede New Year’s Eve Concert Crown & Anchor

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

When: Sat, 12/29; 7:30 pm

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

Cost: $33.50 to $53.50 | Buy Tickets


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, 12/29; 9:30 pm

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

Cost: $10 | Buy Tickets



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, 12/30 at dusk (Approximately 5:30 pm)

Where: Macmillan Pier (Center of Town) | Directions

Cost: Free

Looking for a warm place to watch the fireworks? 

  • Crown & Anchor: The Crown is hosting a food court from 4:30 – 6, and the Paramount and the Wave Bar have a great harbor view. There’s plenty of room and guaranteed to be warm!
  • Restaurants: If reservations are still available, the restaurants listed below will provide you a nice view, warmth and food! The Harbor Lounge also has a wonderful view.
  • Harbor Hotel Parking Lot: If you don’t mind a distant view, the Harbor Hotel parking lot provides a clear unobstructed view of the harbor. | Directions
  • Check out other suggestions about where to watch the fireworks.


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 at 7:30 pm.

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

Cost: $33.50 | 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: Sunday, 12/30 at 8:30 pm

Where: Provincetown Town Hall, 254 Commercial St |  Directions

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

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


Thirsty Burlington Live

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, 12/31; 7:30 pm

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

Cost: $28.50 | Buy Tickets


Dance Clubs

Countdown to 2019 Dance Party

When: Mon, 12/31; 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, 12/31; 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, 12/31, 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, 12/31; 9:30 pm – close

Where: Governor Bradford, 312 Commercial  St | Directions

Cost: No cover

Thirsty Burlington Provincetown



Polar Bear Plunge

What: Take out that summer swimsuit and take the annual Polar Bear Plunge challenge on New Year’s Day 2019! This tradition is the 3rd annual event and is part of the Provincetown First Light celebrations for New Years Weekend 2018 – 2019. Registration proceed benefit the Center For Coastal Studies. For a look at 2017’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: Tues, 1/1/18; 11 am – Noon

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

Registration Cost: $50. Registration fee includes a free t-shirt. Register Now

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