Monday, December 31, 2012
Family-friendly ideas to ring in the New Year.
Christmas may be over but are you still in the mood to party? Looking to ring in 2013 with some fun for your family? Have relatives coming into town after Christmas and you want to plan something special to celebrate? Why not throw a kid-friendly New Year's Eve party? Since I’m usually running on empty by the time New Year's Eve rolls around, I’ve put together some fun but EASY ideas for staying home and celebrating in your family room with the kids. GENERAL TIPS: Make it a party. If you don't have relatives staying with you, invite neighbors and friends with kids about the same age over to help celebrate. This keeps everyone off of the road, you can watch the kids together, and it saves on babysitter money. To keep it casual and easy, …
With friends or family? Reveling or making resolutions?
New Year's eve is upon us! At midnight, we'll be ringing in 2013. What a year 2012 was. From our balmy winter last year to a busy election season this fall, 2012 was a unique year. I always enjoy New Year's eve and the countdown to midnight. The last few years I've spent the night with friends, gathering casually to cook a yummy meal, then wearing silly hats and sounding noisemakers at midnight. Everyone has their own New Year's eve traditions — or, are you planning to start a new tradition this year? Tell us in the comments below how you'll spend the last hours of 2012.
The last Five Things of 2012! Pop the bubbly (and some tips on how), celebrate in style, and get on the ice.
1. According to the National Weather Service, the new year will ring in with about a 20 percent chance of snow. Otherwise, the day should be mostly sunny with highs of about 28ºF, then dipping to 23ºF during the cloudy evening. 2. Needham High School Boys Ice Hockey is running their Family Day 10 a.m. at the Babson Skating Center in Wellesley. A game, photos, and a chance to meet Rockey the Rocket, the new mascot for Needham HS! 3. Forget Boston's First Night, 'round here we're celebrating New Year's Needham. There are a host of places to pick up the $5 button, and a slew of events all around town. Including the party at Needham Town Hall later that evening ($10 at the door). See more on the event page. 4. If you're looking for a more …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
There are plenty of activities right in our back yard this New Year's Eve that are importantly open to those who make up their minds at the last minute.
The crowds and bustle of Boston's First Night are not for everyone and neither is staying home to ring in the new year. What is a person to do? The area is brimming with options for those wishing to stay close to home as they ring in the new year. You can take in some comedy at the Amazing Things Art Center. Tickets are $30 for non-members will get you a comedy show that features headliner Joe Wong. Wong has roasted Vice President Joe Biden at the Radio and TV Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C., and been named Boston's "Comedian of the Year" while also winning the Great American Comedy Festival. The festivities start at 8 p.m. Planning on being completely last minute? Hate cover charges? The British Beer Company in Framingham has …
Friday, December 30, 2011
A map of local hotspots for Saturday.
“Three…two…one…Happy New Year!” The above line is one that millions will be uttering this weekend and if you’d like to share in their revelry Patch has found several locations in the area that will officially toast in the New Year on Saturday night. Take a look at our map above to find a party near you, and then click on a marker to find further information. Of course, if you know of a party that should be on our list, be sure to let us know in the comment section below.