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New Year's Eve 2011 Events

Filed under: Arts / Culture,General Interest by Randy Harris at 1:05 pm on December 17, 2010
First Night boston - New Years Eve Ice Sculpture in front of Boston Public Library.

Ice sculptures are one of the First Night Boston crowd favorites and are display throughout the city. Larger carvings can be found in Copley near the Boston Library, and along Boston Common, the Frog Pond and other locations around the city. This massive creation was a life size Arctic Wonderland with carved Walrus, Narwhales, Polar Bears, Penguins and huge ice-bergs floating in a sea of ice in front of Boston Public Library.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Below are just some of the events being held on New Year's Eve, Friday, December 31, 2010 in Framingham and other local towns as well as Boston and Worcester "First Night" info.

If you plan to attend one of the dances, parties or other events which require reservations -- be aware that some of these events sell out quickly and you should confirm your plans as early as possible.

For those planning on heading into Boston or Worcester for First Night 2011 celebrations we've posted info about Framingham Commuter Rail and "T" service for New Year's Eve.

~ New Year's Eve 2011 ~

~ Events in Framingham ~

New Year's Eve at Nobscot's Café - New Years Eve featuring D.J. Kevin Kelly, Champagne Toast at Midnight & Party Favors. Nobscot's Café, 847 Edgell Rd., Framingham, MA 01701, Phone: (508) 788-8040 or visit <www.nobscotscafe.com> for more info.

New Year's Eve at The Chicken Bone - live music from 9:30PM til 1:30AM featuring Framingham's own hard drivin' rock band Still Aggravated.  A $10 ticket gets you in the door and includes Noise Makers, Party Hats and a Champagne toast at Midnight.  Skip the long lines and high prices of the city and party with your friends close to home!  The Chicken Bone, 358 Waverly St., (Rt. 135), Framingham, MA, phone the bone at (508) 879-1138 or for more info visit: <www.thechickenbone.com>

New Year's Eve at British Beer Company - New Year's Eve featuring the disco, house, blues and pop sounds of Big Party Orchestra!. No cover charge! Friday, December 31, 2010 at British Beer Company, 120 Worcester Road, (Rte 9), Framingham, MA 01701, phone: (508) 879-1776, or for more info visit: <www.britishbeer.com>

Fairs 'n Squares Gala New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance - Join Fairs 'n Squares for their Gala New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance, Friday, Dec 31, 2010 at First Parish Church, Scott Hall, Framingham, MA. A Hospitality Hour begins at 7:00PM, followed by Dinner at 8:00PM, then Dancing from 9:30PM until 12:30AM. Cost is $66 per couple for dinner and dance, or $24 per couple for dance only. Caller for New Years Eve will be Jay Silva with Harriett Clarke cueing. Contact Cricket Port at (508) 871-1833 for dinner reservations. Further information can be found on the Fairs 'n Squares website, <www.sq-dance.com>

New Year's Eve Party 2011 in Bollywood Style! - United India and Sindhi Associations of New England invite you for a Grand Memorable Event -- New Years Eve Bollywood Dance Blast -- Dhoom Machale! 2011 -- Friday December 31st, 2010 -- The Sheraton, 1657 Worcester Rd., (Rt. 9 West), Framingham, MA 01701. Featuring Rocking Music by Magic Mike Group, Top New York DJ's spinning the Best of Bollywood Bhangra, Hip-Hop-Top 40! Mouthwatering appetizers and a Grand Dinner with food from Bombay Club & Masala Art Restaurant. Countdown to New Years with Live Broadcast of Time Square Ball Drop on Big-Screen TV! Family Oriented Event; dedicated "kids zone", play room with TV/DVD and baby sitters. (With pizza, soft drinks and snack foods for kids!). Tickets: Adults $60, Children (5 to 12 years old), $30. Special $69 discounted hotel rooms available. Book early, event has sold out for past 3 years! For Tickets and information log on to <www.unitedindia.net> or call Dolly Raja at (508) 875-8759, or Eileen Mehta at (617) 734-3617, Suresh Gidwani at (617) 926-8778 or Kay Pee Jewelers Burlington at (781) 229-9170.

~ New Year's Eve 2011 ~ Events in Area Towns ~

NATICK, MA - Crowne Plaza, New Year’s Eve "1st Annual Biggest Baddest Bash in the Burbs", featuring 4-course gourmet dinner, comedy acts, dancing to a 5-piece brass band, a New Year's champagne toast and late night dancing. The hotel is offering an overnight package for $350/couple that includes a bottle of chilled bubbly and chocolate covered strawberries in-room and brunch the following morning along with the New Year's Even events, visit hotel website for more info: <bos-natick.crowneplaza.com>

~ New Year's Eve 2011 ~ Events in Boston ~

Boston First Night 2011

Click the button to get complete Boston First Night 2011 info!

First Night Boston 2011 - a day long festival celebrating art and community in Boston. Ice sculptor will start working on their creations on Boston Common at 9:00am, at Copley and at the Frog Pond, continuing throughout the day. First Night button holders get Free Admission to New England Aquarium from 9:00AM, ('til Noon),there's a Free Chiming Concert out the Christian Science Plaza (10:00am), and free admission to countless cultural events including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Mary Baker Eddy Library, First Night Film Program at the MFA (Museum of Fine Arts), Otis House Museum and lots of activities for kids -- from 1-6PM, drop in Beehive Studios at Hynes Convention Center and, "get ready to be seen in the Grand Procession in grand style! Make glittery tiaras, bejeweled crowns, colorful hats, magic wands and sparkling necklaces." Don't miss "Blast Off Boston!" First Night’s 35th anniversary Grand Procession along the Boylston Street Parade Route, (from Copley Sq. to Boston Common, 5:30pm - 6:30pm). The Grand Procession has been, "the heart of the First Night celebration, since the beginning in 1976.". See everything from African Drummers to mile-high stilt-walkers, clowns, cars, dance and drill teams lead by giant puppets. Then wander the city taking advantage of offers ranging from seeing The Nutcracker, (where the first 100 Button holders get in Free).  Theres' everything to do and see from Anime to Poetry Slams to classics like the Old South Brass, Organ & Percussion band, display arts events, music everywhere, from Saxophone Quartets to Bhangra! From 10:00PM to 2:15AM join WBZ-TV Anchors Lisa Hughes and Jack Williams for the Copley Square Countdown with DJ Die Young, (televised live on WBZ-TV).  And to wrap up your evening, head for your favorite spot to watch the Midnight Fireworks over Boston Harbor, (from 12:00AM to 12:30AM). For more info, or to order a First Night Boston Button, visit <http://www.firstnight.org/>

~ New Year's Eve 2011 ~ Events in Worcester ~

First Night Worcester 2011

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First Night Worcester 2011 - All Day / City-wide Celebration, December 31, 2010  with "button" that admits you to all kinds of entertainment from exhibits and musical performance to a Sesame Street Live show, a Teen Idol Competition, and more family oriented fun including scavenger hunt, Musical Petting Zoo, Paul the Rubber Band, Sleight of Hand, Poetry & Magic Man, and more -- a $1000 Grand Prize Worcester Karaoke contest at DCU center, a Fireworks Display set off from the roof of the city parking lot at 6:30 PM.  For more info, or to purchase a Worcester First Night button, visit <www.firstnightworcester.org>.

~ MBTA Service on New Years Eve ~

Train service to Boston or Worcester is avialable from the Framingham MBTA Commuter Rail station which is located at interestion of Waverley St. & Concord St., (Rt. 126 and Rt. 135) in Downtown Framingham. Save the hassles of parking and be free to walk and ride the "T".

Trains leave Framingham for Boston at 10:05AM, 11:50AM, 3:15PM, 3:35PM, 7:00PM, 8:40PM, 9:45PM.

Trains leave Framingham for Worcester at 8:30AM, 11:37AM, 1:37PM, 3:21PM, 5:22PM, 6:51PM, 9:26PM and 11:51PM.

NOTE: On New Years Eve, MBTA service runs on the Sunday Schedule. (See updated info and link below). Bicycles are NOT allowed on the trains on New Years Eve.  For more info, visit the MBTA website <www.mbta.com>.

Please post info about any other Framingham New Years Eve 2011 events in the comment area below.  Happy New Year's from www.framingham.com !


  1. On New Year’s Eve, MBTA service runs on regular schedule. On New Years day, MBTA service runs on Sunday schedule.

    Comment by Sandra Utubor — December 30, 2010 @ 10:01 am

  2. Hi Sandra, thanks — I think you’re correct. On new Years Eve the MBTA will run on a weekday schedule, (with additional trains added to some lines and all trains FREE after 8:00PM). Here’s a link to an MBTA notice specifically about New Years Eve: http://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/news_events/?id=20856

    Comment by Randy Harris — December 30, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

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