Ring in the New Year in Western Mass. Here are six great ideas for a New Year’s Celebration you will never forget! From family fun, to a night out with someone special. There is so much to do in Western Mass as we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019.

Bright Nights at Forest Park, New Year’s Eve

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Ring in 2019 with a visit to Bright Nights at Forest Park. On December 31st, lights will be lit from 5pm to 11pm. Children receive a complimentary ticket for one of the amusement rides in Santa’s Magical Forest and a festive hat or noisemaker in the Gift Shop.



Westfield, First Night

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First Night is a family-friendly event December 31st, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Amelia Park.

Festivities begin with a parade at 4 p.m. followed by numerous events at the Amelia Park Ice Arena, Amelia’s Garden, Amelia Park Children’s Museum and Westfield Boys and Girls Club, with fireworks at 7 p.m.


Holyoke’s Annual First Night Jr. New Year’s Eve Celebration

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Take part in the 21st Annual First Night Junior 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The event is presented by the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round and Children’s Museum. Kids will love the unlimited rides on the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, face painting, children’s characters, ice sculpting, live music, even a New York style ball drop by Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse with music from the Holyoke High School Marching Band.


Northampton Brewery, New Year’s

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Head to the Northampton Brewery for a night out on the town.

The outdoor deck will be open for drinks and fireworks viewing from 5-8 p.m., followed by a New Year’s Eve party starting at 9 p.m. featuring jazz from the Scott Sasnecki Trio.



New Year’s Eve at MGM Springfield

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Ring in the new year with MGM Springfield as they celebrate a historic First Night. From indulgent celebrations to delectable dining options, New Year’s at MGM Springfield will offer an experience for everyone. Dress to impress. Celebrate the most exciting night of the year at Commonwealth Bar and Lounge while the DJ keeps the music playing all night long.