ONE: Northern New England’s biggest family-friendly New Year’s Eve event is Noon Year’s Eve at the Currier Museum of Art from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy art-making, outdoor activities, face painting, live entertainment and more. Wrap up a day of celebrations with bubble-wrap fireworks and a huge balloon drop. Don’t forget to dress in your party best!
TWO: Spending New Year’s with that special someone? This one’s for you. Ashworth by the Sea is holding a Hampton Beach New Year’s Eve Party on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Start the night with hors d’oeuves followed by dinner for two in our newly renovated grand ballroom, plus overnight accommodations, a fireworks display, gala dinner dance and more.
THREE: Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Blue Ocean Music Hall with their New Year’s Eve Bash featuring The Fools. Two types of tickets are available for purchase: Dinner + Show tickets include a dinner buffet served in the panoramic oceanfront Grandview Hall at 7 p.m., while Show Only tickets will get you in to see The Fools at 9 p.m.
FOUR: Join Tuscan Kitchen Burlington on Sunday at 8 p.m. for A New Year’s Eve Rat Pack Night. Enjoy dinner and live music inspired by Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and the Chairman of the Board himself, Frank Sinatra (performed by Mike Dutra & the Strictly Sinatra Rat Pack Band).
FIVE: Join Willow Spring Vineyards at their barn to ring in the new year at their “Not Your Typical Fancy Schmancy” New Year’s Eve Celebration on Sunday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. This event includes a moonlit hike, indoor games, outdoor fire, food and fun. Starts at 8:00 inside the barn; guided walk through the woods by moonlight at 11:00. A countdown to midnight will take place by the outdoor fire and inside the barn. Tickets are $25 per person.
SIX: Ring in the New Year at DiBurro’s Function Facility at the City of Haverhill’s 3rd Annual Haverhill New Year’s Eve Party from 7 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. on Sunday. Your ticket includes a night of dancing, appetizers and full cash bar, as well as a hilarious green screen photo booth and photo favors to take home. The event is presented by the Haverhill Recreation Department and the Haverhill Council on Aging.
SEVEN: Check out the exhibit “Mark Tobey: Threading Light” at the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy during the gallery’s normal business hours this weekend. With nearly 70 paintings spanning the 1920s through 1970, “Threading Light” reveals the extraordinarily nuanced yet radical beauty of Tobey’s work.
EIGHT: Get some exercise and celebrate the start of winter by enjoying some Public Ice Skating at Manchester, N.H.’s JFK Memorial Coliseum during the Coliseum’s regular business hours this weekend. The cost is $3 for senior citizens and students (high school and under) and $5 for adults. Skate rentals are also available for $5.