Celebrating the New Year in West Roxbury and Boston Area

Take on the Jon Connor Resolution Run, take a hike or go for a walk - or join a bash.


Looking for something to do on New Year's Eve, Night or Day? Here are some options in the neighborhood and outside of it. Remember to dress warm, drink responsibly, drive safely, and tip the babysitter well!

First Night Boston

First Night Boston begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 31 in Boston and runs through midnight. Enjoy family-friendly activities, arts, music and more. All First Night outdoor events are free, but a button is required for all indoor events. Buttons are $18 each. Remember public transportation to and from the city as well as within the city is a must. See the full schedule here.

New Year's Eve Bash in Jamaica Plain

Lavender Country and Folk Dancers will host a with a potluck, live music and dancing on Saturday, December 31, 5:30 p.m to 1 a.m. at the First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist.

The Jon Connor Resolution Run in West Roxbury

The sponsored by the is on Sunday, January 1, 9:30 a.m. If you can get out of bed on New Year’s Day morning for a 3- or 5-mile run in New England weather, you can set your mind to do anything in 2012!

First Day Hike in the Blue Hills

The Friends of the Blue Hills are hosting their on Sunday, January 1, at noon. The event starts with free hot chocolate, soup and cookies around a campfire, then there will be a 1 to 2 hour hike with DCR Rangers and Friends of the Blue Hills volunteers at 1 p.m. Dress for the weather and wear hiking boots. For more information please call 617-698-1802.

Franklin Park New Year's Day Walk

Ring in 2012 with a , Sunday, January 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet at the Golf Clubhouse.


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