Since 1976, Bostonians have flocked to the Back Bay for a one-of-a-kind tradition turned celebration. First Night Boston 2023 begins on Boylston Street and ripples throughout the neighborhood’s historic streets. Entertainment featuring the Chu Ling Dance Academy, Puppet Showcase Theater and the Boston Youth Chamber begins at noon.
At 6 p.m., watch as the First Night Parade (including the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association, the Hot Tamales brass band, and OpenAir Circus performers) winds its way to Copley Square where family-friendly fireworks erupt at 7:01 p.m. sharp.
Come midnight, raucous revelers remain for the final countdown to 2023 …
– Hannah Van Sickle, The Boston 100