Whether your idea of a fun New Year’s Eve is taking a step back in time to celebrate like it’s 1919, participating in family fun augmented by surprise confetti blasts, or enjoying an upscale meal amidst clinking champagne flutes, the Easton, MA, area has a New Year’s event for everyone!
Check out Nissan 24’s top picks for places to ring in the new year in the South Shore region below.
Ames Free Library’s New Year’s Eve Gatsby Gala
If there’s one literary character who knows how to throw a fabulous party, it’s Gatsby. The Ames Free Library is making every Gatsby fan’s dream come true by hosting a themed New Year’s Eve Gatsby Gala set in the Roaring Twenties.
Cool cats over 21 can head to the swanky Queset House in historic North Easton at 8 pm on December 31. Sip giggle water (cocktails), practice your Charleston and Lindy hop (1920s dance moves), and watch the ball drop from another era!
The Queset House dates back to the 1930s and has housed famous dames and gents, including the actress who played Ashley Wilkes in the classic 1939 film Gone with the Wind. A fitting location and an exhilarating theme, this is an event you don’t want to miss, where the past and present collide.
The Children’s Museum in Easton’s Family New Year’s Party
For families with youngsters who have a bedtime earlier than midnight, the Children’s Museum in Easton’s Family New Year’s Party is the perfect way to celebrate during daylight hours.
Join the museum staff and countless special guests for a full day of crafting, gameplay, magic shows, and more. Kids will love decorating their own party hats, counting down alongside confetti blasts, munching on picky-eater-approved finger foods, and listening to the traditional New Year’s tune Auld Lang Syne.
Families are encouraged to come and go as they please on December 31 from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets are $10 per person at the door. Children’s Museum members will receive one free admission with their membership card.
Davio’s New Year’s Eve
Those looking forward to a romantic dinner on the final evening of 2015 can book a reservation at Davio’s Italian Steakhouse to indulge in their special five-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu.
Whipping up the sensational flavors of Northern Italian cuisine in Foxborough, MA, Davio’s has received critical acclaim for their ultra-fresh execution in the kitchen, exceptional homemade pasta dishes, tantalizing steak, and outstanding wine selection.
An expertly matched wine will accompany each course, from the seared and buttery Nantucket Bay scallops to the pepper-crusted beef tenderloin and a specialty homemade dessert. You can reserve tickets for your New Year’s Eve meal between 5 and 11 pm through Davio’s website.
Whether your New Year’s Eve tradition is celebrating with a noisemaker hoot or a toast at 12:01 am, the Easton area offers plenty of events to make the first moments of 2016 truly unforgettable!