Make New Year’s Memories in America’s First Destination

FIREWORKS SHOW – January 1st
PROVINCETOWN, MA – One of the Northeast’s hottest new traditions is First Light Provincetown. The celebration features outrageous entertainment, special dance and cabaret events and fireworks over Cape Cod Bay for a thrilling moment to ring in 2017.

Plans for New Year’s celebration on Cape Cod, “First Light Provincetown,” are well under way in the town where thousands of revelers gather each year to send out the old and bring in the new. First Light Provincetown festivities open December 29th and offer a long weekend of special events through January 2nd.
Ptown sets a festive mood with streets awash in color and glitter as revelers in holiday fashions fit for a queen gather for a lineup of parties as romance and resolutions collide at midnight. Celebrate until 2:00 AM to stretch your endurance with old or new-found friends. Every taste in music and entertainment is satisfied as New Year’s Eve events are hosted at electrifying venues.
Next up is the food scene and a special romantic dinner at the one of the town’s terrific restaurants offering special prix-fixe menus along with your favorite bubbly. Special tastings and full course dining are offered by some of New England’s best rated restaurants. New Year’s Eve recovery celebrations also include New Year’s day Pajama Brunch, an early energy booster to keep your juices flowing.
Bring the kids to the Provincetown Public Library on January 1st for family-oriented entertainment sponsored by the Family Equality Council, and don’t forget to visit the Canteen Holiday Market to pick up something special for the New Year.
Dive into the frigid waters of Cape Cod Bay for the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge, shake off the shivers and warm up at the Aprés Chill Chili Party and, at dusk, stroll down MacMillian Pier as the skies explode with the First Light Fireworks show. Following fireworks don’t miss New Year’s Night concerts, dining and entertainment.
First Light Provincetown adds its signature to one of the most awarded international destinations for LGBTQ adventures, including being rated as the #1 “Best Place to Stay in 2016” by Trivago and one of “America’s Quirkiest Towns” by Travel +Leisure.
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