The calendar year is about to come to a close, and there are so many places on the North Shore where you can go to welcome 2019. There’s music, cruises, dancing, feasting, and much more. Here’s the best places and events to ring in the new year!
Kick off the New Year at Old Town Hall with the 6th annual LAUNCH!, Salem’s FREE family-friendly community event and countdown, courtesy of Salem Main Streets and the City of Salem. The event is from 4-6PM and includes Hat Making, a Photo Booth, Face Painting, Activities and Games, and an early countdown right before 6PM.
The event is free for everyone, but there is a $5 suggested donation.
Gulu Gulu New Year’s Eve Luau – Salem, MA
Ring in 2019 at Gulu Gulu Cafe’s annual New Year’s Eve Party in Salem, MA! Come on down to Gulu for some fun in the sun for their New Year’s Eve Beach Bash! Palm trees, beach balls, limbo and surf rock! Listen to Tsunami of Sound from Natick, MA rocking the house and keeping it cool as everyone parties on the “beach” all night long!
Presale tickets for $12 Tickets will be sold at the door for $15. Doors at 8, party starts at 9pm.E
Beauport Hotel NYE on Land and Sea – Gloucester, MA
The Beauport Hotel in Gloucester is offering not one but two events this upcoming New Year’s Eve: The New Year’s Eve Cruise with Beauport Cruiselines and the New Year’s Countdown to Midnight at Beauport’s 1606 Cafe.
For the countdown, make reservations with 1606 Cafe by calling 978.491.5090. The event will also feature a special four-course NYE menu from 5PM to 9PM for $75 (excludes tax and gratuity.) and a complementary fondue station in the lobby.
For the cruise, you can enjoy passed and stationed hors d’oeuvres, live DJ entertainment and a midnight champagne toast, all while cruising Gloucester Harbor. Cash bar available, 21+ event. You can buy tickets here.
New Year’s Eve Party with Peter Wolf at The Cabot – Beverly, MA
Start your New Year’s Eve off at the Cabot with great music from Peter Wolf. This is perfect way to begin your New Year’s Eve celebrations before the magic midnight hour. The show starts promptly at 8 pm so you’ll have time to get to your favorite haunt for the final toast to 2018!
New Years Eve at The Castle – Beverly MA
Join The Castle: A Board Game Cafe in Beverly for their annual New Year’s Eve Bash! $15 tickets include unlimited gaming and champagne toast at midnight plus show off your skills during our Connect Four tournament!
They’re also planning to drop our giant D20 at midnight, you don’t want to miss it!
This New Year’s Eve Sea Level Oyster Bar will be hosting a dinner fiesta with tons of taco specials and buckets of beer- the perfect way to start your send off for 2018! Come get your feast on at Sea Level.
Dinner starts at 4PM!
New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Hawthorne Hotel – Salem, MA
Have your New Year’s Eve Dinner at Nat’s restaurant in the Hawthorne Hotel! There’s limited availability, so call 978-825-4311 to make your reservation today.
Paul D’Angelo at the Larcom – Beverly, MA
Comedian/Writer/Actor Paul D’Angelo is coming to the Larcom Theater New Year’s Eve. Besides headlining A-List comedy clubs for over thirty years, Paul has also opened for over sixty internationally known recording acts including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, Tony Bennett, The Beach Boys, Chicago, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Doobie Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lyle Lovett, and George Carlin, and has performed in many famed entertainment venues ranging from the legendary Friar’s Club and the main ballroom of New York City’s Waldorf Astoria, to the main showroom at Harrah’s Casino and Caesar’s Palace.
The show starts at 8 – Buy Tickets Here!
Join the good folks at the Lobster Shanty for a Mellow Good Time as they ring in the New Year, Shanty-style. Wear your favorite PJs and enjoy some tunes spun by DJ Lee Wolf, there may even be dancing!
The regular menu will be available until 9 pm and then there will be a special menu of tapas style nibbles & appetizers for you to nosh on the rest of the evening. There will also be a champagne toast at Midnight.
There is no cover to attend the event, but the organizers encourage you to bring some non-perishable food or toiletry products for their annual donation to Beverly Boostraps Food Pantry.
Ward Hayden and the Outliers at Streetside – Beverly, MA
Ward Hayden and the Outliers will open for Peter Wolf and play a set in Streetside following the show!
Ward Hayden and the Outliers, formerly known as Girls, Guns and Glory (GGG), is a band from Boston, Massachusetts. Their music is a mix of old school country, early rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and country rock. Inspiration is taken from Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Johnny Horton classics. Ward Hayden and the Outliers has garnered four Boston Music Awards (BMA).
The show starts at 10:30PM.
Ring In The New Year at Opus Underground with Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket! Get your pre-sale tickets here to reserve your spot and pay a little less! Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9.