Celebrating the New Year with Your Family in Western MA
Celebrating the New Year
It’s the last day of the year! There are a number of community events families can join in today to celebrate the last day of the year while ushering in the new year!
NEW YEAR’S EVE
- Holyoke’s First Night, Jr.
- Northampton’s First Night
- Wilbraham New Year’s Eve Celebration
- 16th Annual Starry Starry Night in Orange
- Jiminy Peak Tochlight Parade
If you’re looking for a fun Parents’ Night Out instead? Check out Popcorn Noir’s Glitter Ball in Easthampton
Other New Year’s Eve highlights include magician David Hall at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, New Year’s Eve kid-friendly celebration at Chandler’s Restaurant in South Deerfield, celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation in Springfield, and museum adventures at MASS MoCA in North Adams and Old Sturbridge Village. Find out all the details on these New Year’s Eve happenings HERE.
NEW YEAR’S DAY
On New Year’s Day, there are First Day Hikes in Goshen and Pittsfield, and more museum adventures as previously mentioned in North Adams and Sturbridge. Also, churches throughout the Pioneer Valley will be letting the beautiful sound of bells ring out through the crisp air in remembrance of Lincoln’s landmark policy to end slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation. Come out to hear the bells ring, or celebrate in your own home by ringing bells and learning together about the history surrounding the proclamation and the changes that it brought to the country.