Close of Public Ferry Season

Public ferry service has ended for the 2022 season. Visit the park calendar to learn about special cruises and opportunities to visit the islands in the off season.


Activities, ranger tours, and most programs are included with your ferry ticket.

2022 New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront

Wind your way down the waterfront through the trail of interactive ice sculptures and catch midnight fireworks to ring in 2023!

Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll

Boston Harbor Now is proud to present our 10th annual New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll, the largest *ever* with more than 30 sculptures on display!

From Revere Beach to the Seaport, the waterfront and Harborwalk will be transformed into a magical, winter wonderland on New Year’s Eve.

Grab a map, visit all 32 ice sculptures, and snap your posts to enter in a Waterfront ‘Staycation’ Giveaway Contest. *See below for details & entry instructions*

When: December 31, 2022 | 1:00 – 5:00PM

Where: Click here for the interactive 2022 New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll Map

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is *not* required for any of these free events, though it is encouraged if you would like to receive email updates.

Boston Harbor Now is proud to have partnered with more than two dozen waterfront organizations, businesses, and entities to bring this beloved tradition back for a tenth season. We thank each of them for their participation and support! To view a list of all ice sculpture hosts, visit

Midnight Fireworks

New Year’s Eve Midnight Fireworks return this year, taking place over the inner Boston Harbor between the North End and East Boston neighborhoods of the city.

After you finish your stroll and grab some dinner, join us at the following suggested locations for a fantastic fireworks display!

When: December 31, 2022 | 11:59PM

Where: Boston Harbor between East Boston and Boston’s North End.

Recommended viewing locations:

The nearly 40-year tradition returns to Boston Harbor, made possible by the generous support of Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau;; Fan Pier; Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment; Boston Harbor City Cruises; Yacht Haven/Charlestown Marina; Rep. Aaron Michelwitz; Seaport Community Grant Program.

Staycation Selfie Contest Rules & Instructions

Enter to win a Staycation Giveaway prize package by visiting the waterfront this New Year’s Eve.

To enter:

  1. Post a photo of yourself with any participating ice sculpture OR at the midnight Harbor fireworks
  2. Tag @BostonHarborNow or #NYEBostonHarbor in that photo on social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram). 


  • Register via this Eventbrite page and be automatically entered into the raffle drawing for the Staycation Giveaway prize package 
  • One entry per Eventbrite account will qualify

Random drawing for the winner will be done from all qualified entries in January 2023. Winner will be notified via email and has one week to claim their prize.

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