What’s Happening New Year’s Eve

Hey there, Watertown - looking to ring in the New Year somewhere different this year? If First Night has you all “been there, done that” then let us suggest a few options you may not have thought of!

DINNER OUT: Feel like staying close to home? Good thing Watertown has some of the best restaurants in the area – newcomer La Bodega by Salts and superstar Branchline both have killer holiday menus planned, as does local favorite Stellina Restaurant. Treat yourself to a festive meal we guarantee you’d never prepare yourself – but book now before those tables are gone!

Nantucket Bay Scallops at La Bodega by Salts

TAP YOUR TOES: If live music’s your thing, Harvard Square’s legendary folk venue Club Passim will host two huge stars of the singer/songwriter scene – Ellis Paul and Laurie MacAllister – for special New Year’s Eve shows at 7 PM and 10 PM! Grab dinner before or after at nearby Alden and Harlow, where they’ll be cooking up a very special menu for the holiday.

Ellis Paul at Club Passim

HIT THE HARBOR: Feeling like ringing in the New Year out on the water? Mass Bay Lines hosts its annual 3-hour New Year’s Eve Cruise around Boston Harbor, departing Rowe’s Wharf at 10 PM and docking at 1 AM. Sip champagne, nosh on cheese and crackers, and dance to DJ-spun tunes as you take in the gorgeous skyline views. Tickets and event info here

Boston Harbor photo courtesy Bill Damon