First Night Boston
Gather with us at Sheraton Boston to ring in 2013 with First Night Boston. We are proud to serve as the official hotel sponsor of the event. Now in its 37th year, First Night Boston is the world’s oldest and largest New Year’s Eve festival of the arts.
Founded in 1976, First Night was started by artists who sought an alternative to traditional New Year's Eve revelry. The celebration has grown from a small arts event centered on the Boston Common to an arts festival that showcases work by local, national and international artists. First Night has gone from attracting about 25,000 people to drawing crowds over one million. The concept that originated in Boston 37 years ago has served as a model for more than 200 similar celebrations worldwide.
This event annually showcases the work of 1,000 artists in 200 performances and exhibits at 35 indoor and outdoor venues located throughout the Back Bay area on New Year’s Eve. Revelers who stay at Sheraton Boston Hotel during First Night will be within easy walking distance of some of the best attractions. Learn more about our partnership with First Night Boston in the official press release.
Purchase Your Buttons
Want to buy your 2013 First Night button? Starting late November, visit our concierge to purchase your button. Your First Night Button entitles you to general admission to all official First Night events. Buttons make great stocking-stuffers too!
Signature family experience created for your First Night 2013 enjoyment:
A Family's First Night
New beginnings are better when shared. Enjoy being close to all the action of Boston's First Night 2013 with our indoor access to the Family Festival at the Hynes Convention Center. Offer includes: