First Night Boston: New Year's 2012!

First Night is an annual festival celebrating art and community in Boston and the coming of the new year! The event is the oldest and largest of its kind in North America, typically attracting about one million people! The day long celebration is from 1 pm to midnight on December 31st. First Night activities include a Family Festival at the Hynes Convention Center, a Grand Procession down Boylston Street, colossal ice sculptures and a fireworks display at midnight. The event showcases the work of 1,000 artists in 200 performances and exhibits at 35 venues both indoor and outdoor throughout downtown Boston on New Year's Eve - admission to these and to museums and other fun activities is free to those who buy and wear a First Night pin (cost: $15) - buy one by clicking here. Check the schedule here. All proceeds benefit First Night, Inc. a private non-profit organization.