firstnightusaFor many families with children, celebrating New Year’s Eve can prove challenging, especially when trying to shield young eyes from traditional New Year’s revelry.

Since 1976, Boston has been hosting First Night, a New Year’s celebration committed to emphasizing community spirit.

In recent years, communities big and small across the country have begun hosting their own First Night Celebrations. Many of these events feature cultural events, service or philanthropy incentives, or special activities just for kids.

Visit to find out if there’s a First Night celebration near you! And have a happy New Year!